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Fibrenoire Deploys Ciena for Metro Ethernet Services

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Nicole Anderson CIENA Corporation +1 877.857.7377

Fibrenoire Deploys Ciena for Metro Ethernet Services

Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions power reliable, scalable and cost-effective Internet connectivity and business services for Canadian service provider

LINTHICUM, MD, Feb. 6 - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Fibrenoire, a Canadian provider of fiber-optic Internet connections and private network services, has deployed Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) to deliver premium Ethernet business services to enterprise customers in Québec and Ontario. Fibrenoire, founded in 2007, operates an IP MPLS Internet backbone with more than 3,000 km of optical fiber, covering Québec and Ontario.

Fibrenoire deployed Ciena’s 3960 and 3920 Service Delivery Switches, part of its Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) portfolio, for the delivery of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Business Internet services to local enterprise customers in the IT, media, healthcare and retail industries. By leveraging Ciena’s technology, Fibrenoire is able to offer the most reliable and cost effective services in the region, ideal for delivering voice, data, IP, VoIP, MPLS, video, and any other real-time, latency-sensitive applications over its network infrastructure. Robust management and performance monitoring features in the 3960 and 3920 ensure Fibrenoire can easily scale to accommodate fluctuating customer demand for high-speed data services while ensuring Quality of Service (QoS) for maximum uptime and competitive advantage.

“In the highly-competitive business services market in Quebec and Ontario, it is essential that we differentiate our solutions from those offered by other network providers – we saw an opportunity to do that by delivering better quality service for a superior customer experience,” stated Jean-Francois Lévesque, Chief Technology Officer at Fibrenoire. “With Ciena’s proven Carrier Ethernet Solutions, we are able to monitor our network, and make adjustments rapidly and efficiently, to support our market-leading Business Services service level agreement.”

“As enterprises work to accommodate the explosion in data traversing their networks, they are looking to deploy transport-class packet network solutions that ensure scalable bandwidth and business services that can be turned on or tuned-up quickly and cost-effectively,” stated Chad Whalen, Vice President and General Manager of North America Field Organization at Ciena. “Ciena’s solutions enable Fibrenoire to bring the low-touch, high-velocity benefits of Carrier Ethernet-powered connectivity to enterprise customers in Quebec and Ontario.”

Press Contacts: Nicole Anderson Ciena Corporation (877) 857 -7377
Investor Contacts: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation (888) 243 6223

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