“Demand for bandwidth is continuing to increase at a rapid pace, and service providers need a flexible, scalable infrastructure in place to help their customers meet this demand. We are very pleased to be working with Retelit to deploy our OP n architecture and industry-leading packet-optical solutions to modernize its network to not only meet current and future capacity demands, but also provide customers with a low-latency network for mission-critical, time-sensitive data transmission,” said Virginie Hollebecque, Regional Managing Director, South Europe, Mediterranean Countries and Africa at Ciena.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. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OP n , its approach for building open 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 http://www.linkedin.com/company/ciena . Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at www.ciena.com/investors , 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. About Retelit With over 7,600 kilometres of fibre optics, 8 Metropolitan Networks and 18 Data Centers, Retelit is one of the leading Italian providers of data services and infrastructure for the telecommunications market. From 2011, Retelit has extended its services into complementary markets, such as ICT, thanks to the more than 16,000 square metres it has equipped to house cloud computing solutions. The Group holds the frequency usage rights for the 3.5 GHz frequency in central-northern Italy, in the WiMAX services' sector. Since 2000 Retelit has been listed on the electronic share market (MTA) of the Milan Stock Exchange. 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 12, 2013. 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.