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  • 08/23/17

    Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Events

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) today announced its expected participation in the following upcoming events with the financial community. The events will be webcast live and recorded. Archived versions are expected to be made available approximately one hour following each presentation of the live event in the Investors section of Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media... 

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  • 08/15/17

    Sydney Trains Selects Ciena to Modernize Network for Enhanced Operations and Customer Experience

    Integration of converged packet optical solution upgrades transportation provider’s network for greater customer safety and improved customer service HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2017-- Sydney Trains is upgrading its network with Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to improve public services across its transportation system with a faster, low latency and reliable data network. The deployment will support critica... 

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  • 08/15/17

    Ciena Announces Reporting Date and Web Broadcast for Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) expects to announce results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 29, 2017 on Thursday, August 31, 2017 before the open of the financial markets. The press release also will be available on Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. In conjunction with the announcement, Ciena’s management will host a live audio web broadcast beginning at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on August 31,... 

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  • 07/31/17

    Ciena Announces Final Results of Exchange Offer for its 2018 Convertible Notes to Add Cash Settlement Conversion Options

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), today announced the final results of its offer to exchange its currently outstanding 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Old Notes”) for a new series of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “New Notes”) and an exchange fee of $2.50 per $1,000 original principal amount, to provide Ciena with cash settlement options upon any conversion election by the h... 

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  • 07/26/17

    Alaska Communications and Ciena Boost Network Potential

    High-capacity network will support cloud-based services to meet business needs HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2017-- Alaska Communications has upgraded its terrestrial and AKORN submarine networks with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to improve internet access and provide secure, reliable connectivity. The network upgrades will also support demand for mobile broadband services, serve as a cloud enablement platform for Alaska business... 

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  • 07/11/17

    Hennepin County Medical Center Taps Ciena to Advance Medical Research and Treatment

    New 100G network ensures secure, efficient and reliable data center connectivity for critical healthcare services and applications HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 11, 2017-- Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) recently built a private network leveraging Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet-optical solutions to support its robust research practice and Level 1 trauma center. HCMC can now connect its data centers a... 

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  • 06/30/17

    Ciena Commences Exchange Offer for its 2018 Convertible Notes to Add Cash Settlement Conversion Options

    Seeks ability to manage dilutive impact of convertible debt on stockholders HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), today announced an exchange offer for its currently outstanding 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Old Notes”) to provide Ciena with cash settlement options upon any conversion election by the holders. Ciena is offering to exchange its Old Notes, which only allow f... 

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  • 06/27/17

    LuxNetwork Selects Ciena to Improve Network Reliability and Scalability

    Leading European operator modernizes network to offer in-flight encryption, high-capacity Ethernet and Fibre Channel services HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 27, 2017-- LuxNetwork has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with integrated WaveLogic Encryption for its new 100G network. This deployment will help LuxNetwork increase its network capacity to support the growing bandwidth and security demands of... 

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  • 06/22/17

    Ideal Integrations and Ciena Bring New Connectivity Options to Pittsburgh

    New IdealConnect service provides local businesses sustainable competitive advantages HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2017-- Ideal Integrations, a regional IT consulting company, has deployed Ciena’s (NYSE:CIEN) packet networking solutions to provide easy access to affordable internet connectivity as well as private connections between client sites, its cloud environment for hosting services and other public clouds. In ad... 

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  • 06/19/17

    Research Reveals 28 Percent of Mobile Network Operators in Developed Asia-Pacific Markets Will Offer Some Level of 5G Commercial Service by 2020, Compared to Global Norm of 8 Percent

    New information shows operators can maximize 5G business opportunities via software-defined, converged wireline network architectures HONG KONG & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2017-- In research released by telecommunications research and consulting firm Analysys Mason titled “The Impact of 5G on Wireline Networks in Asia-Pacific,” new information unveils the forthcoming impact of 5G integration for mobile network operators (MNOs) i... 

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  • 06/19/17

    Bouygues Telecom Selects Ciena for Next Generation Network Infrastructure

    Adds network programmability and scalability to handle growing capacity needs driven by 4G use today and future 5G plans as well as FTTH HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2017-- Bouygues Telecom has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to help improve the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its current network backhauling and aggregation infrastructure and support the creation of its new “SuperCore” ne... 

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  • 06/02/17

    Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Event

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) today announced its expected participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community. The event will be webcast live and recorded. An archived version will be made available approximately one hour following the presentation of the live event in the Investors section of Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. William Blair Growth Stock Conference Chi... 

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  • 06/01/17

    Ciena Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    Delivers 10% revenue growth year-over-year HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2017. For the fiscal second quarter 2017, Ciena reported revenue of $707.0 million as compared to $640.7 million for the fiscal second quarter 2016. On the basis of gene... 

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  • 05/25/17

    Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Event

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) today announced its expected participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community. The event will be webcast live and recorded. An archived version will be made available approximately one hour following the presentation of the live event in the Investors section of Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2017 Global... 

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  • 05/11/17

    Ciena Announces Reporting Date and Web Broadcast for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) expects to announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 29, 2017 on Thursday, June 1, 2017 before the open of the financial markets. The press release also will be available on Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. In conjunction with the announcement, Ciena’s management team will host a live audio web broadcast beginning at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on June 1,... 

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  • 04/19/17

    Globecomm Teams with Ciena to Provide Mission-Critical Services for Media and Content Providers

    Lays the foundation for highly-reliable, low latency connectivity and content distribution HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 19, 2017-- Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, has deployed Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions to meet growing content distribution requirements for a variety of critical applications, including video for breaking news stories, disaster... 

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  • 04/11/17

    Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Event

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 11, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) today announced its expected participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community. The event will be webcast live and recorded. Archived version will be made available approximately one hour following the presentation of the live event in the Investors section of Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. Jefferies Technology Group Investor Conferen... 

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  • 03/21/17

    Jio Powers Digital Revolution in India with Ciena Solutions

    Ciena’s multi-terabit converged packet optical solutions deliver new high-speed, reliable connectivity enabling Jio to offer 4G services across India MUMBAI & HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2017-- India’s fastest growing mobile network operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”) has deployed Ciena®’s (NYSE: CIEN) multi-terabit converged packet-optical technology to power its pan-India 4G network core and help unleash digital re... 

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  • 03/20/17

    Ciena Expands Addressable Market by Opening Global Distribution Channel for WaveLogic Coherent Technology

    New relationships with Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro to drive choice and innovation in the optical networking industry HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2017-- Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) today announced it is extending the market reach of its industry-leading WaveLogic coherent modem technology by making it available to a range of industry participants. Optical component leaders Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE), NeoPhotonics (NYSE: NPTN) and Oclaro ... 

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  • 03/16/17

    London Internet Exchange Selects Ciena for Data Center Interconnect

    Waveserver platform supports growing traffic exchange needs for LINX members HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2017-- To provide its member organizations with improved peering services, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena®’s (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver® stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its data centers throughout London. Waveserver enables LINX to support the growing traffic deman... 

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  • 03/15/17

    Ciena Redefines How Optical Networks Are Built and Operated with Liquid Spectrum

    Gives network operators a software-driven platform to predict and address connectivity challenges HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2017-- Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) is introducing new capabilities that empower network operators to tune, control and dynamically adjust optical capacity in an on-demand world, where 5G, IoT, content delivery and cloud are rapidly redefining network requirements. By combining fully-instrumented flexible opti... 

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  • 03/08/17

    Ciena Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    Delivers 8.4% revenue growth year-over-year HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2017. For the fiscal first quarter 2017, Ciena reported revenue of $621.5 million as compared to $573.1 million for the fiscal first quarter 2016. On the basis of gene... 

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  • 03/02/17

    Angola Cables Selects Ciena for MONET Subsea Cable System

    Network addresses demands for growing connectivity needs between U.S. and Brazil HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2017-- Angola Cables, a dedicated wholesale carrier, has selected Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions to support its new service launch on the MONET subsea cable. This 10,556 km route will provide more than 25 Tb/s of traffic on Angola Cables’ network between the U.S. and Latin America’s ... 

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  • 02/22/17

    Ciena’s Waveserver Ai Delivers Unprecedented Levels of Scale and Power Efficiency for Data Center Interconnect

    Simple-to-deploy platform enables mass availability of on-demand cloud connectivity and high-capacity services HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2017-- Ciena ® (NYSE: CIEN) has introduced Waveserver Ai, bringing industry-leading capacity and power efficiencies to data center interconnect (DCI) applications, along with a well-established server-like operational model that operators have come to expect from its Waveserver family. Th... 

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  • 02/16/17

    Colt Deploys Pan-Regional Optical Network with Ciena

    Partnership bolsters Colt’s global DCI footprint HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2017-- Colt Technology Services is deploying Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) packet-optical technology to future proof the bandwidth demands of its customers driven by the explosion of IT applications, data, content and cloud computing. The partnership with Ciena strengthens Colt’s high-bandwidth push across Europe and Asia, enabling flexible, ultra-hi... 

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  • 02/14/17

    Ciena Announces Reporting Date and Web Broadcast for Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, expects to announce results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 28, 2017 on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 before the open of the financial markets. The press release also will be available on Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. In conjunction with the announcement, Ciena’s management will host a live audio web broadcas... 

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  • 02/09/17

    Ciena Debuts New Blue Planet Software, Reinventing Network Management for Customers

    Blue Planet MCP integrates network and service management, software-based control and online planning to drive service agility and operational efficiencies HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2017-- Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) is introducing Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP), a new software that reinvents the traditionally fragmented approach to network operations by unifying network and service management and planning. By providing... 

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  • 02/08/17

    Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2017 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, announced today that proxy materials are now available for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Gary B. Smith, president and CEO, and David M. Rothenstein, senior vice president and general counsel, will facilitate the meeting. Event: 2017 Annual M... 

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  • 02/01/17

    East Kentucky Network Turns to Ciena for Next-Generation Communications Network

    Upgrade offers improved high-speed services to more than 21 communities across Eastern Kentucky HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2017-- East Kentucky Network, LLC d/b/a Appalachian Wireless, (EKN) has selected converged packet optical solutions from Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) to increase network capacity, enhance service offerings and provide greater network reliability. With this upgrade, EKN can rapidly provision new offerings l... 

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  • 01/25/17

    Ciena Adds Analytics to Blue Planet, Driving Business Intelligence into Customer Network Transformation Efforts

    Network Health Predictor, the first application to be introduced for Blue Planet Analytics, helps operators anticipate network failures and eliminates service disruptions HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2017-- As the newest capability in Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) Blue Planet portfolio, Blue Planet Analytics generates deep network insights through big data to help network operators make smarter, data-driven business decisions. As part of th... 

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  • 01/24/17

    François Locoh-Donou to Step Down as Ciena Chief Operating Officer

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2017-- Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, today announced that François Locoh-Donou will step down as senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective on or about March 23, 2017. Locoh-Donou joined Ciena in 2002 and served in several leadership positions before becoming COO in November 2015. "For more than fifteen years, François has helped establish Cie... 

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  • 01/18/17

    Cablevisión Argentina and Ciena Deploy 200G Network

    Upgrade doubles network capacity to support new cloud-based video services HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2017-- Cablevisión Argentina is laying the groundwork to meet the surging demands for high-speed internet and video offerings including IPTV Project FLOW, an innovative service that offers Video on Demand, digital video recording and original content to any device connected to the internet. Utilizing Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) co... 

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  • 01/17/17

    Quintillion Selects Ciena to Provide Foundation for New Alaskan Subsea Cable

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2017-- Anchorage-based Quintillion is deploying Ciena’s (NYSE:CIEN) 8700 Packetwave Platform to support the first phase of its 15,000-kilometer intercontinental subsea fiber system that is planned to connect Europe and Asia by way of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. With power and space limitations in the North American Arctic, the compact size and low power consumption benefits of the 8700 efficiently provi... 

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  • 01/11/17

    Service Providers Name Ciena Leading Optical Vendor in IHS Markit Leadership Survey

    2016 study reports service provider perceptions of optical equipment suppliers; Ciena claims top spot in key categories HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2017-- The 2016 Optical Equipment Vendor Leadership Global Service Provider Survey by IHS Markit , a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, named Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) the overall leader in six of the nine categories of its annual marketplace survey. Using o... 

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  • 01/10/17

    Southern Cross Launches ‘Elastic’ Transoceanic Bandwidth Services with Ciena

    Blue Planet V-WAN solution increases network flexibility; allows customers to request bandwidth at set levels, anytime, anywhere HAMILTON, Bermuda & HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2017-- Southern Cross Cable Network, a leading supplier of international capacity to service providers in Australia and New Zealand, is leveraging Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) Blue Planet V-WAN to support its recently introduced Gigaflex Elastic bandwidth... 

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  • 01/10/17

    QTS Provides 400 Gb/s Data Center Interconnect Services in Chicago Using Ciena’s Waveserver Platform

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2017-- To support a range of economical high-bandwidth options and a variety of customer applications, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, is deploying Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver® stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform. Ciena’s Waveserver will power QTS’ HyperConnect Platform. With this upgrade, QTS will provide i... 

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  • 01/04/17

    Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Event

    HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) today announced its expected participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community. The event will be webcast live and recorded. An archived version will be made available approximately one hour following the presentation of the live event in the Investors section of Ciena’s website at www.ciena.com. 2017 Needham Growth Conference New York, ... 

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