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Lightower Fiber Networks Deploys 100G Services to Customers

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Nicole Anderson CIENA Corporation +1 877.857.7377

Lightower Fiber Networks Deploys 100G Services to Customers

Northeast metro fiber leader first to market in footprint with 40G and 100G Ethernet and 100G wavelengths by leveraging Ciena’s coherent transport technology

LINTHICUM, MD, Jan. 11 - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced it has been selected by Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth service provider in the Northeast, to support the delivery of Ethernet services and managed wavelengths at bandwidths up to 100 Gb/s to enterprise and service provider customers throughout Lightower’s footprint, beginning immediately.

Powered by Ciena’s coherent optical technology, Lightower’s end-to-end fiber-based solutions include 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services as well as 100G managed wavelengths. Lightower’s new 100G solutions will leverage Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic™ coherent optical processors to enable delivery of 100G managed wavelength services, and 40 GbE and 100 GbE traffic transported over 40G/100G wavelengths. This will allow Lightower customers to seamlessly scale their networking solutions to support growing capacity demands stemming from the use of multimedia and high definition applications across many key industries including media, finance, telecom, healthcare and government.

Lightower’s support of 40 GbE and 100 GbE services will increase the capabilities of Lightower’s Ultra-Low Latency Network that links 15 strategic interconnection facilities in the New York and New Jersey financial markets, providing industry-leading low latencies between locations. It will also boost the capacity of Lightower’s Managed Private Optical Network (M-PON) solutions, which are custom-designed to help large organizations in the government, financial and healthcare industries deliver bandwidth-intensive applications that may also be subject to strict regulations on storage and recovery of sensitive data.

“Higher capacity bandwidth services continue to be a driver for our customer base and a natural progression as we look to advance our services to enable cutting-edge applications such as high-frequency trading, delivery of high-quality HD and 3D video, and collaborative diagnostic and healthcare services,” stated Doug Dalissandro, Executive Vice President of Sales at Lightower. "With Ciena’s cutting edge Packet-Optical transport solutions, we are easily able to accommodate the changing needs of our customers without network disruption.”

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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