Ciena is a BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) supplier, and that carrier has been pushing its vendors to adopt PBT as their technology of choice, but Ciena had until recently said it was agnostic on the choice of technology. (See Ciena Continues Ethernet Push and BT Pressures Vendors Over PBT.)
So it might have surprised some when McCormick has the following to say about Ciena and PBB-TE (Provider Backbone Bridging Traffic Engineering, the IEEE's name for the technology):
"We find ourselves falling in the PBB-TE camp, not because of any sort of religious belief, but because we believe PBB-TE is the favored technology that's going to be deployed more widely."
Now that Ciena is fully in the PBT camp, who's next?
— Ryan Lawler, Reporter, Light Reading