Adelphia Does VOD With Ciena

Ciena supports Adelphia's multiservice networks in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, and Ohio

January 10, 2005

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (Nasdaq:CIEN - News), the network specialist, today announced that Adelphia Communications Corporation (OTC:ADELQ - News) has deployed Ciena optical Ethernet platforms in multiple cable systems across the country to deliver video on demand (VOD), high-speed data and commercial services to Adelphia customers. Adelphia is the fifth-largest cable television company in the United States and serves customers in 31 states and Puerto Rico.

Adelphia first deployed Ciena equipment in its Los Angeles network in November 2003 with the initial roll-out of VOD in that market. Today's announcement represents a significant expansion of that relationship along with new installations at other major Adelphia cable systems, including those in and around Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Colo., Waterbury, Conn., and West Palm Beach, Fla.

"These deployments emphasize our continued commitment to building next-generation networks to deliver a suite of advanced services to our customers nationwide," said Harold Willison, director, high-speed data transport, design and engineering for Adelphia. "Ciena helped us successfully converge our L.A. network to deliver advanced services while reducing our overall costs and simplifying our network operations, and now we're replicating that success in our other systems."

Adelphia has deployed a variety of equipment from Ciena to converge, transport and deliver the multiple services over its broadband networks, including the new CN 4350(TM) Ethernet Services Provisioning Switch; the CN 2100(TM) Passive Optical Multiplexer; and the CN 2200(TM) Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer.

"Adelphia is quickly becoming a signature cable customer for us as their rapid roll-outs across the country demonstrate our competitive advantage - carrier-grade, multi-service transport and switching platforms that are extremely simple to deploy and manage," said Jim Collier, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Ciena. "Even more importantly, Adelphia was the first to deploy our new CN 4350 featuring VirtualWire(TM) VLAN switching, and they are already seeing the significant equipment and operational savings by leveraging our transport and switching platforms at the edge of the network and centralizing routing at their major headends."

Adelphia Communications Corp.

Ciena Corp.

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