New relationships with Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro to drive
choice and innovation in the optical networking industry
HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2017--
(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 (NASDAQ:
OCLR) will each leverage Ciena’s WaveLogic technology to build coherent
optical modules that offer industry-leading rates and reach to optimize
networks across a wide range of applications. In addition, each of the
companies will form part of an ecosystem that will focus on
standards-based innovation to enable customer choice in the emerging
400G pluggable market, which is being driven by data center interconnect
(DCI) requirements for greater scale, improved power efficiency and
While retaining its intellectual property, Ciena will supply its WaveLogic
Ai chipset to Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro, who will each be
responsible for the manufacturing, sales and distribution of
Ciena-designed 5x7 coherent modules based on the combination of
WaveLogic and electro-optics components.
In addition, the companies will each contribute to the development of
400G pluggable technologies and the establishment of specifications
ahead of relevant industry forums and standards-setting bodies. Ciena
will invest in additional coherent DSP technology, which its partners
intend to incorporate in the development of 400G pluggable modem
solutions for a variety of hardware and systems vendors.
Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro will also contribute to the
development of a roadmap for future generations of coherent optical
modules based on Ciena’s WaveLogic technology.
“Making our WaveLogic coherent optics available to other industry
players facilitates greater choice for network operators while
accelerating innovation and driving interoperability across the
industry. And for Ciena, we’re able to further diversify our business
by accessing new geographies and addressing new customer segments to
maximize the monetization potential of our modem technology.”
Frodsham, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Ciena
Ciena executives will host a live event for the investment community
today, March 20, 2017, at 2:30 PM (Pacific) at the Los Angeles
Convention Center. The event will also be web broadcast live via www.ciena.com.
Speakers include Jim Moylan, Chief Financial Officer; Steve Alexander,
Chief Technology Officer; and James Frodsham, Chief Strategy Officer;
who will provide additional detail on today’s news.
For those listeners unable to participate in the live web broadcast, an
archived version will be available shortly following the conclusion of
the live event in the Investor Relations/Events section of Ciena’s
website at www.ciena.com.
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