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Ciena Signs Pacific Deal

LINTHICUM, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced it was selected by Australia Japan Cable (AJC) to expand its subsea cable route spanning approximately 12,700 kilometers between Sydney, Guam and Japan. Ciena’s market-leading coherent 40 Gigabits per second (40G) optical networking solutions will equip AJC to address exponential growth in demand being fueled by high-bandwidth services and applications in the Asia-Pacific region. The upgraded network will also play an important role supporting Australia’s international connectivity benefiting businesses and consumers across Australia.

“We selected Ciena after a stringent selection and trial process because of their demonstrable track record in deploying 40G Coherent solution for segments over 7,000 kilometers in reach. The ability to expeditiously augment AJC’s existing capacity plus support OTN services from day one also played a key role noting the continually increasing data volumes carried by AJC,” said David Crofts, CEO, Australia Japan Cable.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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