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Ciena Targets LTE Backhaul

Ciena unveils new carrier ethernet solutions to drive 4G mobile evolution

February 7, 2011

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced the expansion of its Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery (CESD) portfolio with the addition of new switching products designed to address LTE backhaul networking requirements. Featuring flexible connectivity options and traffic-type awareness, the new platforms empower service providers to meet the rapidly growing demand for data services with speed, scalability and resiliency, while reducing network complexity and lowering operating costs.

Ciena's comprehensive CESD portfolio offers multiple Ethernet service delivery and aggregation switch products that are specifically designed to withstand the elements when placed in a variety of physical locations, such as the base of a cell tower or on top of a building. The newest additions to Ciena's market-leading CESD portfolio - a series of cell site and business services demarcation and switching devices - are equally versatile, and enable carriers to employ sophisticated Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic management to achieve deterministic performance for service level guarantees, while featuring MEF-compliant interfaces, intelligent service-aware operating software, extensive Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities for fault and performance monitoring and on-board service assurance.

"Ciena is an established market leader in Carrier Ethernet, offering a broad portfolio that combines next-generation devices and intelligent software to consistently deliver a full range of Ethernet services. With these new platforms, we are even better positioned to transition operators to backhaul infrastructures that can efficiently and cost-effectively scale to meet the demands of 4G - which will be critical to the performance and success of next-generation mobile data services, devices and networks," said Steve Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ciena Corporation.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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