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Telefónica Global Solutions Expands SAm-1 Submarine and Terrestrial Network with Ciena’s GeoMesh

  Telefónica Global Solutions Expands SAm-1 Submarine and Terrestrial Network
  with Ciena’s GeoMesh

   Ciena’s 100G and intelligent OTN switching technologies add exponential
capacity and flexibility to Telefónica Global Solutions’ Pan-American network
                     to support growing bandwidth demands

Business Wire

HANOVER, Md. -- November 5, 2013

Telefónica Global Solutions, the Multinational, Wholesale and Roaming global
business of Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the
network specialist, have deployed Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport
technology on Telefónica´s SAm-1 submarine and terrestrial network, which
connects the U.S. to Latin America. With Ciena’s converged packet optical and
GeoMesh solution, Telefónica Global Solutions is able to support growing and
unpredictable international customer demand for premium bandwidth services
like cloud computing, video, and advanced business collaboration services.

Key Facts:

  * The SAm-1 network is the largest fiber optics submarine system connecting
    the U.S. with Central and South America, with landing stations in
    Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, and the
    U.S., including Florida and Puerto Rico. The network delivers more than 2
    Tbps of data traffic daily at times of peak demand and transports more
    than 20 billion international voice minutes a year. It provides value
    added services for multinational and carrier customers, permanently
    maintaining an activated IP capacity that exceeds a total of 6 Tbps.
  * Telefónica Global Solutions deployed Ciena’s 5400 Reconfigurable Switching
    System and 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic 3 100G
    Coherent Optical Processors, including  advanced ROADM features and
    GeoMesh optical bypass, to support its 25,000 km submarine and terrestrial
    network. The 5400 equipped with coherent optical processors provides 100G
    services across multiple network links, including a 6,700 km submarine
    network link that connects Boca Raton, Florida to Fortaleza in Brazil; and
    a 2,100 km unregenerated terrestrial network link that connects Buenos
    Aires in Argentina to Valparaiso in Chile, reducing network latency and
    complexity. The 5400 improves intelligent traffic management and bandwidth
    availability with 3.6T of switching capacity in eight of the Telefónica
    Global Solutions´ Central and South America landing stations, and 7.2T of
    switching capacity in the U.S. landing stations.
  * Telefónica is also leveraging Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System
    that provides multi-layer service management capabilities to enable
    streamlined service activation, fault management and performance
    monitoring. Ciena is also providing consulting services, network
    engineering, project management, NOC contingency service, and First Line
    Maintenance services via its Specialist Services portfolio.
  * In addition, by applying Ciena’s OP^n ^ architecture approach for creating
    programmable network infrastructures that deliver much lower cost-at-scale
    and allow network operators to better monetize their networks, the
    expanded TGS network has the ability to automatically adapt to changing
    conditions and network demands. This also makes it possible to safely and
    easily add 100G services to its existing cables as needs arise.
  * This deployment builds upon a long-standing relationship between Ciena and
    Telefónica Global Solutions. Ciena’s converged packet optical technology
    is leveraged by Telefónica in 14 countries.

Executive Comments:

  * “Ciena’s GeoMesh solution incorporates 100G coherent optical, intelligent
    OTN switching, and unique optical bypass technologies, which give our
    SAm-1 network better scale and bandwidth flexibility to meet current and
    future customer requirements. Further, we are now in a better position to
    offer international bandwidth services at competitive prices, enhanced
    quality and to meet projected capacity needs in the region.”
    - Alejandro Martinez-Rosillo, Chief Technology Officer and Infrastructure
    Director, Telefónica Global Solutions
  * “Our GeoMesh solution incorporates an all-optical network design to
    connect submarine and terrestrial segments into a single seamless link
    with intelligent switching for service agility and increased availability.
    This comprehensive deployment, which spans land and sea, demonstrates
    Telefónica’s strong commitment to boosting bandwidth availability and
    high-speed data transport for its customers throughout the U.S., Central
    and South America.”
    - Gary Smith, President and CEO, Ciena

About Telefónica Global Solutions

Telefónica Global Solutions manages globally the multinational, wholesale and
roaming business within the Telefónica Group. Global Solutions delivers
integrated fixed, mobile and IT services to some of the world's top
multinationals and corporations. It also provides global telecommunication
services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Telefónica
Global Solutions develops an integrated and competitive portfolio for carriers
and corporations that include international voice, IP, bandwidth capacity,
satellite services, mobility and global solutions, with service reach in more
than 170 countries. Global Solutions is a multicultural organization, with
more than 1400 employees, working in over 40 countries and speaking more than
15 languages.

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
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Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and
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on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and Ciena's
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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 September 11, 2013. Forward-looking
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Ciena Corporation
Press Contact:
Jamie Moody, +1 214-995-8035
Investor Contact:
Gregg Lampf, +1 877-243–6273
Telefónica Global Solutions
Jesús Peñalba, +34-91 483 56 82
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