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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2014
Source: Ciena
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Openreach Strengthens Ethernet Access Direct Services with Ciena

Ciena’s packet networking and software solutions provide opportunity for Ethernet service evolution

HANOVER, Md., U.S.A. and LONDON, UK — 08/28/2014

Following strong demand for its range of Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) products, Openreach, BT’s local access network business, has selected Ciena’s®(NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) packet networking solutions to support the evolution of its Ethernet services.

Openreach’s communication provider (CP) customers are looking to capitalise on the UK’s high-capacity Ethernet business services market, which is expected to grow by 23 per cent over the next three to four years according to Ovum1, by offering faster and more reliable Ethernet service delivery. CPs also need to support enterprise clients’ increasing application-centric network consumption behaviors, enabling services such as bandwidth on-demand, cloud computing and high-bandwidth applications, including video, CRM platforms and real-time data backup.

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