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Phonoscope Selects Ciena Packet-Optical and Carrier Ethernet Solutions for Next Generation Metro Net

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Nicole Anderson CIENA Corporation +1 877.857.7377

Phonoscope Selects Ciena Packet-Optical and Carrier Ethernet Solutions for Next Generation Metro Network

First metro service provider in Houston to offer network capacity up to 100G for high-speed business Ethernet, optical transport and 4G LTE mobile backhaul services

LINTHICUM, MD, Jan. 31 - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Houston-based Phonoscope has selected Ciena’s industry-leading Packet-Optical Transport and Carrier Ethernet technology to provide high-capacity, next generation optical transport and business Ethernet services, as well as 4G LTE mobile backhaul services, to enterprise and service provider customers in the Houston metro area.

Phonoscope will become the first metro communications operator in Houston equipped to deliver voice, video, data and related services at speeds that scale from 10G to 40G to 100G. As part of a network expansion, Phonoscope will deploy Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, to build a new, high-capacity optical network that connects 25 fault tolerant, multi-gigabit Ethernet rings. The enhanced network will enable Phonoscope to provide optical transport services with the ability to scale to 40G/100G with the addition of Ciena WaveLogic™ coherent optical line cards to meet customer needs in the future.

Phonoscope will also deploy Ciena’s 5410 and 5150 Service Aggregation Switches, and 3930 and 3931 Service Delivery Switches, all part of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) portfolio, to provide a reliable, high-capacity, transport-class packet network. One of the first customers of these new services—a large, nationwide wireless service provider—will leverage Phonoscope’s Ciena-based infrastructure to carry aggregated 4G LTE mobile backhaul traffic at 10 Gb/s from its cell sites. Ciena’s leading-edge network and service management solution will be deployed for automated service creation, activation and monitoring which will allow Phonoscope to quickly turn up these services to meet customer demands and SLA requirements. Ciena is also providing Phonoscope a wide range of professional services for this deployment via its Ciena Specialist Services portfolio, including ongoing testing and support.

“As a leading communications provider in the Houston metro area for almost 60 years, our success relies upon two key components: a dedication to a tailor-made and comprehensive customer service experience and a commitment to innovation that keeps us on the leading edge and fuels the growth of our services and underlying network infrastructure,” stated Rhonda Cumming, President at Phonoscope “With Ciena’s market-leading Packet-Optical solutions, as well as Carrier Ethernet technology, we will be equipped to offer data services at bandwidth speeds that scale from 10G to 100G, and have the ability to offer new services, such as mobile backhaul, to expand our addressable market while offering our customers the added benefit of only having to work with one vendor.”

Press Contacts: Nicole Anderson Ciena Corporation (877) 857 -7377 Jamie Moody Ciena Corporation +1 (214) 995-8035

Investor Contacts: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation (888) 243 6223

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