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  • Good news for Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN) 1 comment
    Dec 5, 2011 12:47 PM | about stocks: CIEN


    In recent days it was announced that BT and Australia AAPT selected Ciena for Carrier Ethernet services build-out.
    It is in a good agreement with analyst’s estimations that though overall Telco CAPEX to be soft, the carrier Ethernet Equipment market is expected to be an area of strength as carries increasingly use Ethernet gear to cope with soaring Internet traffic instead of more costly legacy technology.
    The UN's Broadband Commission for Digital Development set target for Broadband Equipment Market to grow 40% by 2015.
    BT Group PLC (LSE: BT.A) is getting ready for the 100-Gbps era and beyond, judging from the news that it’s picked Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to supply packet-optical transport equipment for its core 21st Century Network (21CN).
    By deploying products from across Ciena's transport and switching portfolio, including 6500 and 4200 platforms, BT can take advantage of Ciena's multi-layer, multi-domain management suite – OneControl. The unified management system will be integrated into BT's existing operations support systems, offering service life cycle control and monitoring for the entire network. 
    Ciena has been a strategic supplier to BT since 2003. The company provides high-capacity transmission and switching equipment, which serves as the foundation for much of BT's existing network infrastructure .
    BT to increase core network capacity at 21CN
    Now BT plans to install intelligent optical transmission infrastructure based on Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors. Ciena’s coherent technology supports 10G and 40G/100G wavelengths working side by side.
    AAPT selects Ciena for Carrier Ethernet services build out
    Australian carrier AAPT has picked Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to upgrade its nationwide fiber-optic network with next-generation Carrier Ethernet service delivery capabilities.
    The upgrade will help AAPT to meet growing demand from businesses across Australia for high-quality Ethernet business services, providing reliable Ethernet private line and wide area LAN services to retail service providers. It will allow AAPT’s customers to deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency applications such as streaming video, cloud networking, business-to-business commerce, wireless backhaul, and wholesale connectivity.
    With construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NASDAQ:NBN) underway, AAPT says the upgraded network will address both pent-up demand for ultrafast broadband services, and position AAPT as a competitive supplier in Ethernet business services when the NBN becomes generally available.
     “AAPT is focused on meeting our customer demands and expectations for the highest-quality Ethernet services in the Australian market. With this network build, we’re able to meet those goals and even offer customers strict Service Level Agreements, while maintaining low network operations costs. With a network scalable to the terabit-level, we can virtually meet any future demand for high-performance applications that may be enabled in the era of NBN,” said David Yuile, CEO, AAPT.
    On Thursday, December 8, CIEN will issue important earning report to keep an eye on it.


    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
    Stocks: CIEN
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    Author’s reply » Wells Fargo is reaffirming its Outperform rating on shares of CIENA (NASDAQ: CIEN), but is reducing its price valuation range from $17-$19 to $15-$17 ahead of its Q4 results.
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