Ciena Network Insights

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It's well understood that we'll be looking at system overload of our global networks due to increasing IoT traffic, emerging 4K and 8K video, and VR applications. To keep up and avoid hitting critical mass, networks have to work smarter, not harder. Join Network Insights each month as we take an in-… read more

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Episode 20: The Future of Submarine Networks

May 31st, 2019


Submarine cable networks are the silent workhorses of the internet - carrying over 99 percent of the intercontinental traffic and over $10 trillion in transactions, every single day! On this episode, Craige Sloots from …

Episode 19: Celebrating National Engineering Month

March 28th, 2019


Engineers make the world go round. And, at Ciena, the fruits of their labor make it possible for our networks to handle endless hours of Netflix content, long-distance Facetime chats and Fortnite gaming marathons. In …

Episode 18: Ciena Announces WaveLogic 5

February 20th, 2019


Technology has profoundly changed the way we communicate and consume content; from how we share videos, to how we stream and binge-watch our favorite …

Episode 17: 5G, AI, DCI and Blockchain. What will be their impact on the network in 2019?

January 15th, 2019


Ciena's Chief Technology Officer, Steve Alexander, shares his thoughts on some of the key technologies on the horizon like 5G, Artificial …

Episode 16: Ciena and CenturyLink Giving Back

December 21st, 2018


Mark Stevens, Ciena's Director of CSR provides an overview of the Ciena CARES community outreach program. Also, Sondra Smith, Director of CSR for …

Episode 15: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

October 22nd, 2018


Artificial intelligence (AI) and the elements that make up the cloud are converging to enable the next level of smart technology, which will allow …

Episode 14: Telstra and Ericsson Discuss Key Trends Like 5G, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and their Impact on Today's Network

September 21st, 2018


In a world where user demands are skyrocketing, the volume of devices and data is exploding, and legacy systems are incapable of keeping up, how must …

Episode 13: Ciena's Take on Digital Transformation across Asia

August 30th, 2018


Ciena is at the forefront of Asia's digital transformation. On this episode, Rick Seeto, VP and GM of Asia-Pacific & Japan, discusses Ciena's recent expansion and success across the Asia-Pacific region. We take a …

Episode 12: IT's Impact on Today's Digital Economy

August 1st, 2018


Flash back 20 years - email was just being introduced to the work place, teleworking was sparse, and video conferencing was unheard of. That's all changed considerably - and it's imperative that IT personnel embrace …

Episode 11: Spotlight on India - The Next Digital Frontier

June 27th, 2018


India is one of the standout markets for network infrastructure growth. According to the GSMA's 2018 Mobile Economy report, India will contribute over 300 million of the 1.75 billion increase in mobile internet users in …

Episode 10: Automation - A Critical Element of the Adaptive Network

May 18th, 2018


To dive deeper into what motivates service providers to adapt their networks to be more intelligent, flexible and automated, Ciena and ACG Research surveyed 200 of the industry's top service providers across the globe. …

Episode 9: Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock talks 'One Network' with Ciena

March 22nd, 2018


Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon's director of optical transport planning, and Ciena's Kevin Sheehan discuss the goals and challenges of Verizon's effort to …

Episode 8: The Adaptive Network Sets Sail

February 22nd, 2018


We've reached a pinnacle moment-applications from the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have transitioned from a dream to a reality. This requires networks to run more efficiently and be …

Episode 7: 5G and other technologies impacting the network in 2018

January 29th, 2018


2017 was the year that pushed operators to think about the network in a new way - one that can support massive data surges from the demand for greater access to cloud applications such as Netflix and Spotify, to the …

Episode 6: The Evolving Retail Experience

December 20th, 2017


Taking the family to the local department store, once a time-honored tradition, is an event that has fallen by the wayside as eCommerce becomes routine. In this episode, Ciena's Corporate Strategist Loudon Blair …

Episode 5: #Ciena25: Reflections on the company's 25 year history

November 8th, 2017


With 25 years under its belt, Ciena has come a long way from its early days as an optical network startup. In this episode of our Network Insights …

Episode 4: Why Cyber Security Matters with Special Guest: Windstream

October 25th, 2017


No industry or individual is immune from sophisticated cyber attacks, and today, securing networks and customer data is top of mind for everyone from the CEO to IT leaders. In this National Cyber Security Awareness …

Episode 3: Submarine Networks

September 25th, 2017


Contrary to popular belief, satellites account for a miniscule part of keeping the world connected. Submarine networks do the heavy lifting-all from …

Episode 2: Back to School

August 23rd, 2017


Back to School: It's that time of year again - back to school! While parents and students have been out buying school supplies, deciding on courses, …

Episode 1: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber

July 17th, 2017


Nothing demonstrates our dependence on mobile connectivity quite like the long summer vacation from school. How else are parents going to entertain …

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