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PalmettoNet Deploys CN 4200 ROADM for On-Demand Bandwidth Provisioning and Dynamic Wavelength Routing

Ciena implements practical wholesale services solution for premier carrier in the Carolinas


LINTHICUM, Md. – January 13, 2010 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that PalmettoNet, a provider of point-to-point, metro access and collocation services across digital fiber optic networks in the Carolinas and Georgia, has deployed the CN 4200® RS FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform with reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) functionality, along with other products in Ciena’s CN 4200 family. PalmettoNet is using Ciena’s CN 4200 platform to increase its network capacity and create a more agile optical service infrastructure featuring remotely-programmable wavelengths and service ports, multiservice flexibility and intelligent service provisioning to reduce operational costs.


A carrier’s carrier with more than 3,100 fiber route miles, PalmettoNet leases capacity to prominent telecommunications carriers providing interstate, intrastate and interchange services in the Carolinas and Georgia. In the wholesale market, where customer demands more

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ETC Deploys Ciena’s CN 4200 to Expand Network Capacity and Resiliency

Upgrade to network backbone enables Georgia-based service provider to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet services to business customers with ability to scale capacity and offer multiple services in the future


LINTHICUM, Md. – January 5, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that ETC, a communications company serving residential and business customers in north Georgia, has deployed the CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform to upgrade its backbone network with additional capacity, optical protection switching for resiliency against accidental fiber cuts and the ability to offer SONET, Ethernet, storage and digital video services via programmable ports.


ETC delivers a diverse portfolio of residential and business services, including broadband, cable TV, telephone, wireless phone and security systems. With the overall volume of network traffic increasing and business customers eager for higher bandwidth services, ETC’s existing OC-48 SONET network was nearing its capacity more

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NetScout Continues Transformation of Service Assurance for Next Generation Mobile IP Networks

Extended nGenius Service Assurance Solution Further Removes Barriers to Monitoring All Subscribers, All Services and All Traffic as Mobile Data Traffic Continues to Skyrocket


WESTFORD, Mass. — December 09, 2009— NetScout Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTCT) today announced the extension of its Unified Service Delivery Management strategy and framework with the availability of nGenius® Subscriber Intelligence, providing highly scalable subscriber session-level analysis for next generation Internet Protocol (IP) networks. As an integrated software module for the widely deployed nGenius Service Assurance Solution, nGenius Subscriber Intelligence provides mobile operators a comprehensive session-oriented view of the subscribers’ experience for voice, video and data services. This extends the operational and business value of the overall nGenius solution, enabling mobile operators to track real time and historical performance metrics from aggregate service views, to individual subscriber sessions, down to deep packet-level analysis to better optimize the service delivery environment and simplify more

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Sigster Selects Internap for High-Performance, Cross-Platform Social Gaming Environment

Internap’s intelligent IP routing and data center services provide social gaming company with the ability to deliver immersive, high-quality gaming experience on-demand from any device


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced that new, cross-platform social gaming company Sigster is using its Internap Performance IP™ network and managed hosting services to provide a scalable, secure worldwide gaming infrastructure with guaranteed performance and uptime. The Internap network services and managed infrastructure will ensure a seamless experience for Sigster’s massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) – beginning with the newly-released Urban War – which includes advanced community features and on-demand access from multiple social networking platforms and mobile devices.


Combining traditional role-playing components with full-fledged social media features, Sigster’s Urban War provides a dynamic street battle experience that lets users chat during games, more

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Internap Enhances Content Delivery Network for High-Quality Video Streaming

Ease-of-use and automation capabilities combine with route-optimization technology to simplify delivery of high-quality video to the broadest audience across any network


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced enhancements to its Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering, including new ease-of-use functions and automation of key CDN capabilities. Exclusively delivered with Internap’s Performance IP™ service – which ensures optimal video delivery across the Internet – these enhancements deliver an intelligent video streaming solution that simplifies and automates content creation, management and reporting with the highest quality end user experience.


According to comScore’s Video Metrix service, during the month of September 2009, more than 84.8% of the total U.S. Internet audience watched online video, and the average online viewer watched 9.8 hours of video. As more organizations look to adopt video CDNs as part of more

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Cable & Wireless Panama Selects Ciena for Nationwide Backbone Network

Initial deployment of CN 4200 platforms for Panama City security video network expanded nationwide for transport of all residential and enterprise customer traffic


LINTHICUM, Md. – October 19, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Cable & Wireless Panama has upgraded its nationwide backbone network using the family of CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platforms. The new network provides efficient transport for a variety of TDM and transparent Ethernet services using advanced Optical Transport Network (OTN) and software-programmable port technologies that maximize the operator’s flexibility for offering multiple services to its residential and enterprise customers.


Cable & Wireless Panama is the leading provider of mobile, broadband and fixed line services in Panama and a subsidiary of CWI Group, the London-based owner of telecommunications businesses in 38 countries. After a competitive review, Cable & Wireless Panama initially selected the CN 4200 more

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Ciena Announces 5400 Family for New Era of Modular, Software-Defined Networking

Multi-terabit Ethernet, OTN and TDM switching and transport modules can be configured into systems optimized to address different network applications and reconfigured at any time


LINTHICUM, Md. – September 28, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced its new 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching SystemsCiena 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching Systems, a series of performance-optimized, multi-terabit Ethernet, OTN and TDM switching systems with integrated transport functionality that can be flexibly configured to implement a broad range of network elements including a scalable optical cross-connect, feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switch, or a fully converged packet-optical transport and switching system. Establishing a new benchmark for modular networking, Ciena’s 5400 family leverages common service-aware operating software – Ciena OneOS – to enable automated service delivery, dynamic mesh restoration and massive scale. It also provides the ability to operate across network layers more

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Ciena Announces CoreDirector FS for Evolving Networks to Ethernet and OTN

Leading switching platform upgraded with OTN, FlexiPorts, 1000 node scale and tighter integration with CN 4200 for automated, end-to-end service creation


LINTHICUM, Md. – September 28, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced its CoreDirector® FS Multiservice Optical Switch, a comprehensive enhancement of the company’s core optical switch that delivers substantial new hardware and software features, including data, control and management plane extensions, to support the transition from SONET/SDH architectures to next-generation Ethernet/OTN-based networks. Fully interoperable with the global installed base of CoreDirector and CoreDirector CI® switches, CoreDirector FS, along with the new 5400 Family of Reconfigurable Switching Systems [see related announcement:“ Ciena Announces 5400 Family for New Era of Modular, Software-Defined Networking”], represent Ciena’s next-generation switching solutions for building service-enabling infrastructures that are designed for rapid service creation, agile service delivery and providing a seamless transition to high-capacity converged Ethernet and OTN more

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Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200

Colo4Dallas Differentiates Data Center Services with High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotel Using Ciena’s CN 4200


High-capacity connection differentiates colocation facility in competitive market, provides data center customers with direct access to wide range of service provider options


LINTHICUM, Md. – August 25, 2009 – Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Colo4Dallas, a leading colocation service provider, has deployed Ciena’s CN 4200® FlexSelect® Advanced Services Platform to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity over dark fiber between its existing data center facility in Dallas and the INFOMART, a major carrier hotel in the city.


Colo4Dallas is one of the fastest-growing colocation providers in the Southwest, serving a diverse base of customers in industries including finance, healthcare, technology and content delivery. The company offers comprehensive colocation and data center services and features a network optimized with intelligent routing and 24/7 on-site support.

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