OFC/NFOEC 2010: Ciena's New Look

7:15 AM -- SAN DIEGO -- OFC/NFOEC 2010 -- Inside the Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) exhibit here at OFC/NFOEC, there's a special debut: Welcome the Optical Multiservice Edge 6500, formerly of Nortel Networks Ltd. :

Ciena had gotten the faceplate done earlier, obviously, for use once the acquisition of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks assets closed -- which it did, on Friday. (See Ciena Closes Nortel MEN Purchase and Ciena/Nortel Product Plans Revealed.)

Ciena's exhibit is housed in a trailer that got driven onto the show floor. The trailer gets trucked around the country for customer demos, so plopping it into the exhibit floor is a cheap way to fill a booth. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) have trailers at the show, too, so it's a battle of big wheels.

I haven't snapped a picture of the trailers here, but you can get the idea from this pic of the Ciena trailer from Supercomm.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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