WIN Technology, a regional service provider serving the Upper Midwest, is leveraging an Adaptive IP™ solution from Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) to power its new network. With growing demand for more services and capacity, the 400G network provides the adaptability and scalability to handle the bandwidth needs and advanced services and applications that are central to today’s digital lifestyle.

WIN Technology operates one of the largest networks in the Midwest, spanning 15,000 miles and serving a diverse customer base encompassing small and medium businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises. Industries ranging from healthcare, education, and manufacturing to finance and technology rely on WIN Technology for network, data center and cloud, and IT solutions.

“How we live and conduct business is changing, and networks must evolve to efficiently handle the rigorous demands of remote work, high-def video streaming, the Internet of Things, and more,” said Scott Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, WIN Technology. “Ciena’s Adaptive IP solution allows us to take advantage of technologies like segment routing and edge computing to sustain existing services while preparing for new ones like 5G and 5G private networks.”

WIN Technology is deploying Ciena’s Adaptive IP solution, including the 5171 router and 8180 coherent networking platform, to increase network capacity, assure high network performance, and more quickly roll out new layer 2/layer 3 services. The network provider is also using Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller and Adaptive IP Apps for automated traffic engineering, as well as network and service monitoring, to simplify operations through software control and gain visibility into how the network is performing at all times. With advanced visualization and real-time analysis capabilities, WIN Technology is able to dramatically reduce the time required to diagnose and resolve any issues that arise.

“Many of WIN Technology’s customers, but especially those in finance and healthcare, need high availability and service assurance,” said Bruce Hembree, Vice President and General Manager of Sales in the Americas, Ciena. “With the intelligent automation and strict QoS made possible by Adaptive IP, WIN Technology can provide the network performance and service velocity its customers require.”

WIN Technology is part of the Ciena Partner Network, which provides access to tools, content, and programs that help accelerate growth amid changing market and technology conditions.

About WIN Technology
Based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, WIN Technology is a carrier-neutral, multistate telecommunications and managed services provider formed in 1997. WIN Technology provides managed IT services and wholesale bandwidth services across its growing 15,000+ mile fiber-optic network to enterprise clients throughout the Midwest. Our services include dark fiber leases, carrier Ethernet services up to 400 Gbps, internet connectivity, data center colocation, network monitoring and management, managed information technology support, and infrastructure as a service. For more information, visit

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @CienaLinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit

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