Press Release

HANOVER, Md. — 04/20/2015

To enable future growth and support the demand for greater connectivity between Japan and South Korea, the Korea-Japan Cable Network (KJCN) has selected Ciena® (NYSE:CIEN) for a 100G network upgrade. This upgrade will allow KJCN to meet the needs of on-demand networking services and traffic growth driven by mobile broadband, cloud computing and HD video. Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution will enable KJCN to increase the ultimate capacity of the cable system to 15 times of the original design capacity.

KJCN Turns to Ciena for Submarine Network Upgrade

Key Facts:

  • The KJCN network is owned by the global consortium of communications companies, including KT (Korea Telecom), SoftBank Mobile, QTNet (Kyushu Telecommunication Network) and others. KJCN is comprised of two 250 km repeater-less submarine cables with diverse routes connecting Korea and Japan. The KJCN network is used by traditional carrier customers, as well as web-scale operators and content delivery providers to transfer of a plethora of on-demand service and applications between Japan and South Korea.
  • To help meet growing network demands, KJCN has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics. Along with Ciena’s plug-and-play programmable network elements and 100G coherent technology, KJCN will utilize high-powered Raman amplification to enable very high capacity transmission over these long unrepeatered cable spans to increase the ultimate capacity of the system.
  • Additionally, Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System together with the integrated test set capabilities of WaveLogic will provide end-to-end network management and visibility, helping KJCN to resolve issues proactively and maintain network availability.

Executive Comments: 

  • “In today’s app-centric society, demands on the network are fluid and unpredictable. For submarine network operators like KJCN, our GeoMesh solution not only helps to increase the capacity of their systems, but provide network programmability so that they can quickly adapt to changing traffic and application demands.” –          Ed McCormack, Vice President and General Manager of Submarine Systems, Ciena

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About Ciena Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) 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 its OPn architecture for 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 environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.

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-Q, which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2015. 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.

Press Contacts: Nicole Anderson Ciena Corporation (877) 857 -7377 [email protected]
Investor Contacts: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation (877) 243 6273 [email protected]

Kacie Levy Ciena Corporation +1 (410) 865-8964 [email protected]

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