These advanced optical technologies add significant bandwidth scalability, reliability and intelligence to PLDT’s network infrastructure, allowing the carrier to offer 40G and 100G-based services to meet forecasted demand for high-speed service delivery, driven by an increase in data traffic from both fixed and wireless broadband.OTN is a next-generation industry-standard network protocol that provides for the efficient transport of multiple types of legacy, real-time and Ethernet traffic over a converged optical network. ROADM or reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer is a device that can add, block, pass or redirect modulated infrared (IR) and visible light beams of various wavelengths in a fiber optic network. ROADMs are used in systems that employ wavelength division multiplexing. Ciena’s coherent optical technology will eliminate a significant number of network regenerators, thus lowering operational costs. Ciena’s switched OTN design will ensure improved network utilization, and the nine-way ROADMs will help to improve resiliency with the addition of new photonic routes. This upgrade of PLDT's DFON network, part of the company's two-year network modernization program launched in 2011, is expected to be ready for commercial services before the end of the year. The project entails installing new Ciena electronics in the nodes of our high-usage loops and connecting them to existing fibers. PLDT is also deploying Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System for centralized and multilayer network management as well as Ciena Specialist Services to help minimize implementation costs and ensure that the network is turned up efficiently and effectively. About PLDT Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups - fixed line, wireless, and business process outsourcing - PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, cellular and satellite networks.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies. For more information, visit www.pldt.com.ph.About Ciena Ciena 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. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by services and software that delivers the industry's leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com. 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 June 6, 2012. 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.