Bouygues Telecom Speeds Up Delivery of Mobile and Fixed Line Services with Ciena's CN 4200

Updated: January 06, 2011

LINTHICUM, Md. & PARIS, Aug 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ciena(R) Corporation, the network specialist, today announced that Bouygues Telecom, part of the Bouygues group, deployed the CN 4200(R) FlexSelect(R) Advanced Services Platform across France to expand the operator's broadband DSL aggregation and transport network as well as increase capacity to support rising volumes of mobile traffic.

Bouygues Telecom is one of the top three mobile operators in France. In addition to its 3G mobile network, which covers more than 80 percent of the French population with a high-speed mobile broadband service, it also offers fixed line and DSL services throughout the country. In its commitment to meet customer demand for advanced broadband and mobile data services while maintaining optimum network performance, the operator sought a cost-effective, reliable infrastructure solution that was also flexible enough to support new subscribers and services on an 'as needed' basis. In response, Bouygues Telecom selected Ciena's CN 4200 as the packet-optical transport infrastructure in its fixed and mobile networks.

CN 4200, part of Ciena's Packet-Optical Transport portfolio that addresses any transport network requirement and offers a variety of service and interface options, allows Bouygues Telecom to cost-effectively support new voice, video and data services for both its business and consumer customers. In addition, CN 4200's dynamic optical programmability -- driven by its FlexiPort technology -- supports the operator's future service and capacity needs by providing the ability to easily scale and reconfigure the transport network on demand in direct response to the evolving needs of its customers.

Francois Locoh-Donou, VP and general manager of Ciena in the EMEA region, said: "The introduction of new services and growing subscriber numbers are putting increasing pressure on service providers to operate more efficiently and lower costs without compromising security and performance. By selecting CN 4200, Bouygues Telecom has secured improved efficiency, infrastructure scalability and improved reliability of its fixed and mobile networks for the delivery of data-rich end-user applications, ensuring its ability to continue innovating and adapting to its customers' evolving requirements."

More than 200 organizations around the world, including leading service providers, enterprises, government agencies and research and education networks, utilize Ciena's CN 4200 platform for its flexibility, ease of deployment and significant capital and operational savings.

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 compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry's leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.

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-K, which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 10, 2010. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Ciena assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: Ciena Corporation

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