- Ciena (CIEN) is partnering with mobile infrastructure giant Ericsson (ERIC) to jointly develop integrated Ethernet/optical networking solutions (i.e. packet-optical), as well as carrier software-defined networking (SDN) offerings.
- As part of the deal, Ericsson, which counts most of the world's top mobile carriers among its clients, will resell Ciena's 6500 packet-optical systems and 5400 reconfigurable optical switches. The companies are looking to address carrier needs for more powerful/intelligent back-end infrastructures as mobile data traffic continues soaring.
- Ciena's packet-optical sales rose 16% Y/Y in the October quarter, and accounted for 60% of revenue. Its SDN business is still in its early stages - though many see tremendous long-term potential for the technology, large-scale carrier SDN adoption isn't expected before 2016.
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