Cegetel Selects Ciena Switch

Cegetel selects Ciena's next-generation core systems

January 25, 2005

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LINTHICUM, Md. and PARIS -- Ciena® Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Cegetel has selected Ciena's next-generation optical transport systems to improve the performance and reliability of the French operator's national long-haul network and to facilitate new revenue opportunities via more efficient broadband service delivery.

Cegetel, France's leading alternative telecommunications carrier, will deploy Ciena's CoreStream(tm) Agility for increased capacity and flexibility in its core network to support the adoption of high-capacity services at the network edge. CoreStream mitigates bandwidth obstacles for Cegetel to ease the deployment of high-value services as Cegetel's consumer, enterprise, operator and ISP customers place increasing demands on the network with broadband applications.

"Following a competitive tender process for core infrastructure, we chose to continue our successful relationship with Ciena, whose historical leadership in the fiber optic network market ensures that we generate greater value from our network. The expertise of a partner like Ciena is critical to our success as we continuously evolve to meet customer demand for next-generation services," said Francis Costamania, general manager, Cegetel Network. "In particular, the abundance of broadband and multimedia applications Cegetel offers today means that our core fiber optic network plays a central role in the efficient delivery of services such as DSL, UMTS, voice over IP, Gigabit Ethernet and online storage. Ciena's CoreStream Agility assures us of that."

Ciena Corp.

Groupe Cegetel

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