Ericsson, Ciena Team on IP-Optical Tech

Feb. 14, 2014
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) have announced a strategic global agreement to devel...

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) have announced a strategic global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for IP-optical convergence and service provider software-defined networking (SDN). As part of the agreement, Ericsson will offer Ciena's Converged Packet Optical portfolio, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5400 family.

The combined effort is intended to help service providers deploy IPoWDM technology and to evolve their transport network into a SDN-enabled infrastructure.