Protel to light optical Internet connecting 17 Mexican cities with Ciena's LightWorks products

August 23, 2000

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MEXICO CITY and LINTHICUM, Md. -- Operadora Protel, S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican telecommunications and Internet service provider, and CIENA Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN - news), a global leader in intelligent optical networking, today announced plans for Protel to deploy one of Mexico's most advanced and highest capacity optical backbone networks using systems from CIENA's LightWorks(TM) product family.

"Network traffic within Mexico and between Mexico and the United States continues to grow exponentially. Protel is taking action to optimize our network's capabilities, reliability and cost-effectiveness to meet user demand and to exceed customer expectations,'' said Salvador Alarcon, Protel's Vice President of International Operations. "By partnering with CIENA to build a next-generation optical network across Mexico, we are laying the groundwork for delivering entirely new services to the Mexican market and creating new opportunities for Protel while controlling network operations costs."

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