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Mar 5, 2017

Ciena Corporation is a global manufacturer of communications network equipment and solutions. Many of the world’s largest carriers and service providers have deployed Ciena solutions in their network; including AT&T, BT, Cable & Wireless, CenturyLink, Comcast, France Telecom, Korea Telecom, Sprint, Reliance, Southern Cross, Tata Communications, Telecom Argentina, Telmex, Virgin Media and Verizon.

Ciena also counts numerous national research and education networks as customers, as well as enterprises in the healthcare, finance, transportation and retail industries for real-time, latency sensitive applications such as disaster recovery/business continuity, SAN/LAN extension, data center consolidation and grid computing.


Converged Packet-Optical, Packet Networking and Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, Software and Services, Data Center Interconnect, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Cloud Networking

I invited Loudon Blair, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, at Ciena to talk about how we can manage bandwidth killers and continue to force networks to push the boundaries of programmability and intelligence, and whether the technologies underpinning the IoT and VR (particularly the networks) are prepared to handle it