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1 May 2018

Using “The 3 V’s of Automation” to maximize automation ROI

For traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs), the barriers to applying automation are coming down faster than ever before due to the use of new technologies such as analytics and machine learning. So what is different, and why is now the time to act?

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21 Feb 2018

Being a Catalyst of Industry Change

Order-to-activation lag is especially problematic for inter-carrier services. Ciena's Sam Torrente details how Ciena Blue Planet and DGIT Systems worked together to create an award-winning solution using open APIs and service abstraction to automate service delivery from end-to-end in minutes.

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7 Feb 2018

Ovum Survey: What the market is saying about D-NFV

A new Ovum survey of 200 enterprise decision-makers provides some surprising insights on their views of Distributed NFV. Ciena’s John Hawkins details the results.

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Virtualize Your Submarine Cable

Ongoing growth in subsea bandwidth demand has the industry looking for new technologies that can further expand submarine cable capacity. Ciena's Brian Lavallee details how L-band spectrum and spectrum sharing could provide an answer.

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Q&A with EXFO: Understanding Submarine OSNR

In advance of PTC’18, Ciena’s Brian Lavallée sat down with Jean-Sébastien Tassé of EXFO to discuss the importance and intricacies of properly measuring OSNR across submarine cable networks.

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Retail Digitization… Friend or Foe?

The online world is acting as a disruptor to the retail industry. But the same tools that allow consumers to become increasingly informed -- networks and data analytics -- can also be leveraged by retailers to gain competitive advantage. Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains.

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IHS Markit releases latest service provider optical survey, Ciena scores big

In IHS Markit’s new service provider survey, Ciena came out as a leader across multiple categories, including Top Optical Transmission and Switching Equipment Vendor. Here’s a snapshot of the survey results, and a free download of the report excerpts.

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Year in Review: Ciena’s Top 8 Announcements of 2017

As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2017.

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Ciena’s Ultimate eBook Holiday Bundle is Back: 2017 Edition

Looking for some casual light reading this holiday season as you kick back in your favorite chair drinking eggnog? Well, look somewhere else…Ciena’s ultimate eBook holiday bundle is back and it’s not for the faint of heart.

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AutoHack18: Unleashing the Power of Open Platforms through Creativity and Innovation

Ciena is collaborating with University of Melbourne's Networked Society Institute (NSI) and nbn for AutoHack18, a unique extended-form hackathon in which University of Melbourne students are invited to participate and create innovative automation solutions using the Blue Planet software suite. Ciena's Matt Vesperman has all the details. Pictured above are the three judges from "Pitch Night" of the event. From left to right: Carolyn Phiddian, Principal Architect for Technology Innovation at nbn Australia, Ivan Polizzi, Director of Sales for Australia at Ciena, and Ken Clarke, Deputy Director at MNSI Lab.

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We Don’t Need No Education: 3 Reasons Pink Floyd Had It Right

You finished school many years ago, but your ongoing education is more important than ever. Ciena Learning's new Discover Series of free, self-paced learning courses has you covered.

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How Financial Enterprises Light Up the Darkness

For some financial institutions, a private dark fiber network provides the control and security they require for data center connectivity. Ciena's Wayne Hickey details the benefits that a dark fiber network can bring.

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Ciena Wins Big with Industry Awards for Software Innovation

Ciena's Blue Planet software suite has been accumulating a nice collection of industry awards. Rick Hamilton, Senior VP of Global Software & Services, has all the details.

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