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UNET Selects Ciena and Telindus-ISIT for Carrier Ethernet Upgrade

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Nicole Anderson Ciena Corporation +1 877.857.7377

UNET Selects Ciena and Telindus-ISIT for Carrier Ethernet Upgrade

Expansion of Dutch network enables transport-class service provider services; provides reliable communications alternative for local businesses

ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS and LINTHICUM, MARYLAND, Feb. 16 - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the Dutch information and communications services provider UNET has selected Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) for the expansion and upgrade of its metro and access network.

Ciena joined forces with Telindus-ISIT, a provider of network-based solutions and Ciena BizConnect partner in the Netherlands, to offer UNET a solution for rolling out scalable, cost-effective service provider services and expand its geographical reach in the Netherlands. The upgrade will allow additional customer growth for UNET and support its position as an alternative to traditional telecoms service providers. UNET’s network uses Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet solutions, including the 5305 Service Aggregation Switch and 3960 Service Delivery Switch, providing sub-50 ms protection and recovery switching.

This approach will support UNET’s current enterprise services, adding scalability to the network and significantly accelerating and automating service creation and activation. Ciena and Telindus-ISIT have worked closely together to provide UNET with a transport-class packet networking solution that offers a CAPEX and OPEX reduction versus traditional architectures and addresses the scaling limitations of UNET’s existing network infrastructure while protecting past investments. The transport-class Ethernet architecture supports thousands of individual services, including Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and ensures that Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements for throughput, latency, jitter and loss are met even under heavy traffic load conditions. This allows UNET to meet Quality of Service (QoS) requirements from its customers across a wide range of business sectors.

“Service providers and enterprises in the Netherlands rely on reliable and cost-effective connectivity services to succeed. Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions offer UNET the tools needed to support the ambitions of its growing customer base, including a low-touch approach for quickly delivering new services and guaranteed service quality agreements,” stated Ger Bakker MsEE, CTO, UNET.

“Our Carrier Ethernet architecture will enable UNET to transition to a service-centric network and achieve new levels of capacity, differentiation, operational scalability, and reliability with its business services,” stated Peter Newcombe, vice president of sales, Northern and Eastern Europe, Ciena. “UNET can now optimise all aspects of the service lifecycle, accelerate time to revenue, and increase profitability and competitiveness.”

“Telindus-ISIT and Ciena have worked closely together to build a resilient, flexible and scalable Ethernet-based architecture for UNET, which will support its entire range of enterprise services and allow further growth of the customer base,” stated Nico Kraima, sales director, Telindus-ISIT.

Press Contacts: Nicole Anderson Ciena Corporation (877) 857 -7377, Paula Muezerie Ciena Limited +44(0) 207 012 5640

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

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