Northwest Open Access Network extends delivery of advanced services to rural communities with Ciena

July 27, 2004

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- CIENAR Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), a leading provider of intelligent service creation and delivery solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with the Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) for deployment of CIENA's solutions to enhance its network for delivery of next-generation voice and data services to utility and rural community customers in the Pacific Northwest. Initial deployments of CIENA's CoreStream(tm) Agility Optical Transport System are underway.

NoaNet, a non-profit wholesale carrier providing TDM, Ethernet and IP terminations, primarily to a rural customer base, selected CIENA to facilitate advanced service delivery capabilities in addition to meeting diverse bandwidth needs and improving service economics. CoreStream Agility maximizes NoaNet's existing bandwidth by efficiently scaling the carrier-class, ring-based system to meet increasing demand for delivering high-capacity services at the edge of the network.

"Fault tolerance, scalability, redundancy and carrier-class operation are critical to NoaNet's ability to deliver advanced services to our customer base. CIENA's CoreStream Agility ensures we achieve those objectives and that our customers experience the same level of service they could expect in urban areas," said Rob Kopp, chief technology officer at NoaNet. "CIENA also brings a wealth of experience in transport technologies and offered us the most compelling technical solution for efficiently increasing capacity and refining network capabilities. And, the platform's technical roadmap for supporting future applications proves to us that CIENA is committed to continuous development."

Ciena Corp.

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