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50% growth in Demand for Bandwidth on an annual basis.

The rapidly growing consumer demand for bandwidth, driven by the explosion in Internet  and the rapid growth in 3G and 4G wireless data usage. CIENA CEO notes that some of the company’s carrier customers are seeing demand growth as high as 50% on an annual basis,and he points out that most carriers have networks that were built to carry voice traffic, not data – and contends they need to move to next-generation technology.