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Rapid service provisioning with Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance

With real-time telemetry, analytics, optimization, and policy, Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance is making it possible for service providers to reap the benefits of automation.

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How to monitor IP routing to the cloud

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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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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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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.

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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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