GTS Selects Ciena for 100G Network in Central and Eastern Europe

  GTS Selects Ciena for 100G Network in Central and Eastern Europe

   International network supports 100GE services; reinforces long-standing
                                 relationship

Business Wire

HANOVER, Md. -- July 9, 2013

Ciena^® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced
that GTS Central Europe, a leading provider of integrated telecommunications
solutions and data center services throughout Central and Eastern Europe
(CEE), has deployed Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions to upgrade its
international network to 100G. The deployment will provide improved
scalability, capacity and low latency to support the growing high-bandwidth
requirements of GTS’ enterprise and government customers as well as 100GE
backbone services to enable efficient connectivity for carriers and content
providers to their regional networks.

Key Facts:

  *GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network
    throughout the CEE region, providing a full range of services that ranges
    from basic voice and data, to complex virtual private networks and managed
    cloud environments. It targets global corporations, carriers and public
    institutions needing infrastructure services throughout the CEE region.
  *After successfully testing Ciena’s solutions, GTS selected the 6500
    Packet-Optical Platform with WaveLogic 3 Coherent Optical Processors to
    provide 100G capacity along its high-traffic routes in Poland, Czech
    Republic and Germany.
  *An important feature of Ciena’s 6500 leveraged in this deployment is the
    ability to support 100GE services in addition to unregenerated 100G
    wavelengths over distances of 1400 kms on GTS’ transport network.
  *This deployment builds upon a long-standing relationship between Ciena and
    GTS, which has already deployed Ciena’s 4200 Family, CoreStream Agility
    Optical Transport System and packet networking products throughout its
    network.

Executive Comments:

  *“By deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, GTS can continue to
    deliver on our commitment to provide the latest technologies and
    innovative solutions for our business customers. Ciena’s converged packet
    optical technology allows us to provide capacity and latency improvements
    to our international networks, and support bandwidth-intensive services
    and enterprise applications.”
    - Sunny Kumar, vice president of marketing and business development at GTS

  *“As a long-term partner to GTS, we have experienced with them the
    increasing need for high-capacity networks in the Central and Eastern
    European region. Future-proofing for this demand requires not only
    additional capacity, but also a cost-efficient infrastructure that enables
    telecom operators to support the service offerings their customers demand.
    With our converged packet optical solutions, GTS’ upgraded network will do
    just that to meet the growing transport and latency sensitive needs of
    their customers in the CEE region and beyond.”
    - Nick Walden, regional managing director, Northern Europe at Ciena

Technology Background:

  *Ciena’s OP^n network architecture for building next-gen networks combines
    optical and packet networking with software programmability and open
    interfaces.
  *Architected for network modernization, Ciena’s 6500 converges
    comprehensive Ethernet, TDM and WDM capabilities into a single platform to
    support cost-effective delivery of emerging and existing services—from the
    access edge to the backbone core.
  *Ciena was recently named as the worldwide leader in Optical Packet
    Platforms in the recent Optical Transport Quarterly Report issued by
    analyst firm Dell’Oro Group.
  *Ciena is the pioneer and market leader of coherent optical technology with
    24,000 coherent 40G/100G line interfaces shipped to over 150 customers
    across the globe, with nearly 25 million coherent kilometers deployed.

Supporting Resources:

  *Application Note: Enabling a Bigger and Smarter Network with Ciena's
    WaveLogic 3
  *Product Overview: 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
  *Application Note: Coherent Optical Processing for High-Capacity Networks
  *White Paper:OP^nNetwork Architecture

About GTS

GTS Central Europe is aleading infrastructure-based provider of
telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe.GTS owns and
operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the
region.In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the
company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a
broad range of services.From basic voice and data to complex virtual private
networks and cloud services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its
extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions.With a
strong operating history of nearly 20 years in CEE, the company is committed
to providing service excellence and value to its nearly 38,000 business,
carrier and government customers.For more information, please visit us at
www.gtsce.com.

About Ciena

Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to
unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the
way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and
optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in
alignment with OP^n, its approach for building open next-generation networks.
We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and
adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to
coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized
environment. Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our
website at www.ciena.com/investors, where we routinely post press releases,
SEC filings, recent news, financial results, other announcements and, from
time to time, exclusively post material information as with the other
disclosure channels that we use.

Note to Ciena Investors

Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and
assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based
on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and Ciena's
actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to
risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk
factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-Q, which Ciena filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2013. Forward-looking
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Contact:

Press Contacts:
Ciena Corporation
Jamie Moody, +1 214-995-8035
pr@ciena.com
or
GTS Central Europe
Lucie Řeřichová, +420 225 253 152
lucie.rerichova@gtsce.com
or
Investor Contact:
Ciena Corporation
Gregg Lampf, +1 410-694-5700
ir@ciena.com
 
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