Ciena Launches CN 5150

Ciena extends capabilities of industry-leading Carrier Ethernet service delivery portfolio

May 26, 2010

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN - News), the network specialist, today introduced the CN 5150™ Service Aggregation Switch, the latest addition to its Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery (CESD) portfolio. The CN 5150 sets a new benchmark for versatile, carrier-grade service delivery with its ability to provide scalable subscriber capacity and deterministic Ethernet behavior while operating in controlled or uncontrolled temperature environments. It offers customers a flexible, cost-efficient network solution to support highly reliable wireless backhaul, Ethernet business service aggregation and delivery, and multi-purpose Carrier Ethernet-based infrastructures.

Ciena is the market leader for fiber-based Ethernet access* and continues to build momentum with customers worldwide by offering intelligent Carrier Ethernet devices and software that address a wide range of application, service, market and access technology requirements. The new CN 5150 broadens network operators’ service capabilities by supporting industry-leading subscriber scalability, extended operating temperatures, higher port density and advanced features including a wide range of resilient, connection-oriented Ethernet services. These advanced capabilities enable service providers, enterprises, utilities and government agencies to accelerate their transition to more flexible and cost-effective pure packet architectures. In particular, the combination of features available on CN 5150 makes it an ideal solution for satisfying unique LTE backhaul requirements, including support for the X2 interface, clock synchronization, scalability and difficult operating environments.

“Ciena has emerged as a thought leader in the carrier Ethernet market and is helping define next-generation access and first-level aggregation platforms that are rich in service OAM and scalability features,” said Stan Hubbard, senior analyst for telecom research firm Heavy Reading. “Network operators increasingly are looking for flexible, compact, high-density platforms like the CN 5150 that can help them control both their capital and operational costs as they extend Ethernet to more access locations in support of next-generation business, mobile backhaul, and residential applications.”

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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