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Ciena Supports 5G Acceleration at MWC 2023

Ciena Supports 5G Acceleration at MWC 2023

03 Feb 2023 / HANOVER, Md.

At this year’s MWC (27th February – 2nd March), Ciena’s booth (Hall 2, stand #2J51) will feature a variety of the company’s solutions, including Ciena’s 5G xHaul transport and Blue Planet® automation software. These innovations can help evolve existing networks to become more profitable and sustainable, better serving customers in a 5G era. Additionally, Ciena experts will be on hand to discuss ways service providers can drive network monetization and minimize energy consumption.

Other Ciena highlights at MWC include:

  • Speaking session on Wednesday, March 1 from 13:15-14:15 pm on Stage A – Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, will speak in a panel discussion on ways that service providers can prepare their networks for more immersive platforms like the metaverse.
  • Samsung Electronics demo (Hall 2, stand #2M20) – showcasing the joint architecture of Ciena’s xHaul platforms with Samsung 5G RAN.
  • Microsoft/Azure demo (Partner area, Hall 3, stand #3H30) – 5G Monetization for Edge Applications demonstration, to show how service providers can monetize their 5G networks, working with cloud operators and application partners.
  • 5G RAN Lifecycle Automation demo (Hall 2, stand #2J51) showing how Blue Planet streamlines complex 5G RAN rollouts - from planning to deployment to monetization.
  • Joint demonstration with Infosys Managed Service (Hall 2, stand #2E43) to show how Blue Planet as part of a pre-integrated BSS/OSS framework can help service providers accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, increase revenues and improve customer experiences.
  • Capgemini 5G Multi-Vendor Network Slicing demo (Hall 2, stand #2B90) where Blue Planet among other solutions, will show how service providers can monetize their 5G investments with zero-touch network slicing across the 5G RAN, transport and core.

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About Blue Planet
Blue Planet provides proven software solutions that accelerate digital transformation through intelligent automation. With more than 200 deployments worldwide, our modular, vendor-agnostic product portfolio enables real-time visibility and control to manage changing network operating environments. Backed by a global team of delivery specialists and an ecosystem of partners, Blue Planet is a division of Ciena that combines expertise across IT, network, and business operations to enable the agility necessary for creating differentiated end-customer experiences.

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