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Announces new capabilities for MultiWave CoreDirector intelligent optical core switch and MultiWave CoreStream optical transport system

June 5, 2001

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ATLANTA -- CIENA Corporation, (NASDAQ:CIEN - news), a global provider of intelligent optical networking systems and software, today announced expanded capabilities for its MultiWave CoreDirector(TM) intelligent optical core switch. CIENA initially plans to leverage the scalability and industry-leading density of its CoreDirector platform to enable service providers to in-service upgrade their CoreDirector systems to multi-bay configurations with up to 3,072 OC-48/STM-16 equivalent optical ports per switch. CIENA believes that CoreDirector offers carriers the most capacity and functionality in the smallest footprint as the only optical switch with 256 ports (640Gbps bi-directional switching capacity) in a single bay, plus a full range of signal switching granularity spanning from entire wavelengths down to STS-1.In a separate release:CIENA Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN - news), a global provider of intelligent optical networking systems and software, today announced new capabilities for its MultiWave CoreStream(TM) optical transport system that are designed to address next-generation capacity and distance requirements in a single integrated system and to bring additional strategic and economic value to service provider networks. New capabilities include single-band 3.2 terabit-per-second (3.2Tbps) fiber capacity achieved through ultra-dense channel spacing, and the availability of CoreStream's FlexSpan(TM) feature set for ultra long-haul networking. "CIENA's new CoreStream capabilities are at the leading edge of technology development in long-haul DWDM, specifically ultra high capacity (UHC) and ultra long-haul (ULH) transport. Significantly, CIENA is offering service providers bandwidth scalability while enabling them to control capital spending - an increasingly important value proposition in this market," said Sterling Perrin, senior research analyst, optical networks, at IDC.Ciena Corp. For more information on Supercomm 2001, please visit the Light Reading Supercomm 2001 Site.

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