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Last week, we announced our first round of winners in our 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge52 Weeks of Learning: Our Round One Winners & Starting Round Two . Please join us in congratulating Kendal, Chelsi and Chris on winning a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series.

 

With this announcement, we also kick off round two where three more members have a chance to win. Join the challenge by participating our most recent threads:

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Rashmi Aglawe, Angelo Albritton, aroonruck auntao, Facundo Carnero, Wes Caswell, Daniel Fidock, Richard Howe, satyander Kaur, Stephen Kiely, Jeff Kincannon, byron moore, Rick Op t Ende, Cameron Plato, Marty Pulley, balaji r, Jake Siegrist, Sajith Sulaiman,Chad Whitaker, Joe Annett, Steve Lewis, Mark Ogilvy, Jon Rave, and Joseph Riotta

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more. 6500 - ORL (optical return loss) and lacpMuxSm are still two of our most viewed questions , but the following are: 

 

 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

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Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Sam Abdin, chanchal ahuja, Berardo Bonaduce, vijaykumar chadachan, Sreenivasa Reddy Chinnannagari, Ashutosh Gupta, Amarnath Halesh, Darran Howkins, Jan Huijs, Darran Howkins, Shani Ibrahim, Rahul Jain, Jeremy Johns, Lee Kimmet, gueissaz marie-blanche, Chitresh Markanda, John Martino, VAMSHI NAMILIKONDA, PRAKASH R, U S Rao, Werner Schneider, shaden shorrosh, Heri Widjojo, and weiqing zhang

 

Quote

Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.

Isaac Asimov

 

Acronym

TFTP

 

Share what TFTP means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: TFTP for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

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Today, Monday, April 23rd is World Book Day. So, I have to ask: What is your favorite book/author and what are you reading right now?  

 

Did You Know

The first video uploaded to YouTube was posted on April 23, 2005. The video, "Me at the Zoo," was uploaded by co-founder Jawed Karim at 8:27 PM. A few stats on the usage of YouTube today: 1.3 billion people use YouTube, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day, and 3.25 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.    

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Did you hear? Last week, we introduced the Ciena Community ACE program. It is a program that recognizes passionate members for their contributions to the community and for being a Ciena expert (ACE). Our inaugural nomination period is now open, and we invite all members to apply or nominate someone that has helped them in the community. Learn more about the program.

 

Also, there is still time to register and sign up for the Harness the Power of Automation through Intent-Based Policy  webinar tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET. Register.

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Mugdha Adhav, Christophe AUZIZEAU, Alexander Baade, julien BENNECIB, Stanton Burgess, Jeremy Capehart, Ken Chow, Erik Dossett, Nisrine Febres, Denis Funtusov, Robert Gillette, Bill Grady, Brandon Green, Thomas Hanes, Ashhad Hussain, Karen Kelch, Yasir Khalid, lu liangjun, Jonathan MacAdam, Guylaine Maltais, Lukasz Matczak, Sergey Pak, bao ping, Basavaraja Srikanth, Laurent Tremblay, and Liu Zheng

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more. 6500 - ORL (optical return loss) and lacpMuxSm are still two of our most viewed questions , but the following are: 

 

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Chris AGHA, graham alderson, Rached Blili, David Funk, Shams Jawaid, Kevin Litman, art maahs, Ravi Manghnani, Craig Merrifield, Riyad Mohammed, Jorge Paramo, OM PRAKASH, Ricky Reel, Vishal Sharma, James Sturgeon, and Jean-Luc Thorel

 

Quote

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami 

 

Acronym

TFTP

 

Share what TFTP means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: TFTP for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

This Thursday, April 19th is National High Five Day. Observed every year on the third Thursday in April, it's a day to high five everyone that you see. It is believed that during the last regular season Dodger's game in 1977, Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke high fived as Baker rounded third base and headed home making the team the first in history to have four players with at least 30 regular season home runs each. As you cheer your colleagues and family this Thursday for a job well done, give them a high five.  

 

Did You Know

Headphones were created in 1910 by Nathaniel Baldwin in the kitchen of his Utah home. Baldwin only accepted orders of 10 headphones as a time because he was producing them in his kitchen, including orders from the U.S. Navy.  

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Congratulations on making it through your first week of April! It sounds like some of you were completing a little spring cleaning on your networks, while others were reminded the importance of documenting steps. What did you learn last week? Pass it along and share it with the community at: This Week I Learned: April 6th

 

Last week, we also introduced a new Service Ideas forum to the community, and our first idea theme, Spreadsheet Killer. Check out our first ideas to vote and then, share how we can help you automate and streamline work you do in spreadsheets with tools, applications, and analytics. (Note: this is a private forum for Ciena customers, partners, and employees with a Service Portal account. Message me if you have a question about access.)

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Kanchan Agarwal, Hazem Alnunu, Robert Batt, John Borden, Jim Brown, Wagner Cabral, Wai Ching Chan, Hongkeun Choi, Tomas Clare, Nicholas Davies, Harry Felder IIDominick Hernandez, Michael Herring, Bernard Kelly, Dane Miller, Rasil Nigmatullin, Himanshu Patel, jy ryu, Balam Saenz, abdoul samb, Navin Singh, Fred Swann, Marcin Tomal, Abraham Wahyu Kurniawan, Kevin Zeng, and Pavol Zold

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more. 6500 - ORL (optical return loss) and lacpMuxSm are still two of our most viewed questions, but following are: 

 

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Manish Aggarwal, Sivarajah Balasubramaniam, Jacob Barnard. Subhash Chopra, Tim DeNike, VIJAY GUPTA, Tatsuyuki Ikegami, Windy Morgan, Rick Poston, Johannes Rüschel, Randy Roberts, Siafa Sherman, Dimitri Shivkov, Jeff wilde, and Venkata Yenigalla

 

Quote

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Leo Buscaglia

 

Acronym

BFD

 

Share what BFD means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: BFD

 

Day

Today, Monday, April 9th is National Name Yourself Day. If you've ever thought you should have another name or wondered what it would be like to have different name, today is your day. Or, if you like your name, but have a nickname you'd like to try out for a day, go for it. What name/nickname did you choose and why?

 

Did You Know

Did you know that personality traits can predict musical preferences? Jason Rentfrow of Cambridge University and Gideon Nave of the University of Pennsylvania recruited 22,252 participants online around the world to determine if personality does predict musical preference. Participants were presented with 25 excerpts of music that had not been publicly released and asked each to complete a standard personality test that rates five main components of personality: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.  Their study showed that openness tends to be associated with an appreciation for sophisticated music, while extroverts tended to show a preference for unpretentious music. Do you think your personality traits align with your musical preferences?

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Siraj Ahmed, Shubha B S, Taylor Crowe, Mark Flynn, Joe Freeman, Brett Gilsinger, Rick Johnson, Siddharth Khatri, Heuijun Kim, John Mann, Epaphras Matsangaise, Kevin Neville, Daniel North-Coombes, Patrick Stevenson, and Atin Tandon

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Jeffery Adams, Kedar Amrit, Emilio José Flores Vicente, anurag jindal, Sunil Mohta, Jose Montañez, sebastien pardo, Jeffrey Pitts, Kostya Pobigaylo, Tyler T, and Cliff Woodbury

 

Quote

The day is what you make it! So why note make it a great one?

Steve Schulte

 

Acronym

BFD

 

Share what BFD means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: BFD

 

Day

This Saturday, April 7th is National No Housework Day. If you're anything like, your weekend includes quite a few things that fall into the housework category. Well, not this week - join me this Saturday and put off the housework until Sunday, or maybe even the following Saturday. What to do instead? Catch on a book, grab your gear and go for a hike, meet friends for coffee, go golfing, or anything else you enjoy doing more than housework. 

 

Did You Know

On April 1, 2004, Gmail was launched as an invitation-only beta service. Launched on April Fool's Day, many were skeptic about the service, but adoption and interest continued to grow. Since 2004, more than 1.2 billion users use Gmail, 75% of Gmail users open their email on a mobile device, and the Gmail app has been downloaded from the Google Play Store 1 billion times (source)

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Last week, I was off Thursday and Friday, so I missed posting our weekly Share Your Experience post . So, I'm going to quickly share current open questions in the community. If you have experiences or knowledge to pass along, please join the thread:  

 

I did, however, get our weekly This Week I Learned up on Friday and I'm looking forward to hearing what you learned last week. We have a few members already sharing their lessons with the community, join them at This Week I Learned: Mar 23rd

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Christopher Adam, Jeremy Batten, Tom Claydon, Sagarika Das, Nick DiLiegro, David Edelson, C G, John Paul Golick, Daniel Hernandez, Karla Herrera Garcia, 진범 황, Nicholas Laughton, Swagat Sourav Majhee, Leandro Milocco, lance newman, Manikanta Pesala, Nicolas Pulido, Ahmed Rajab, Juan Ramirez, Lem Saligan, Douglas Shapter, DOUGLAS SHATTERLY Jr., AUDUMBAR SONAWANE, Anuradha Talwar, Leeroy J. Thranduil, Andrey Tuev, Alex Turovets, Zachary Worley, and Panayiotis Zepos

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Josh Boecker, Andrew Carey, Jose Luis Chamorro Rubio, Eamon Donovan, Wilko Eschebach, serge Girardin, Kendal Ingraham, IMRAN KHAN, Jacob Longanecker, Sam Marcynuk, Sang Joon PARK, Simon-Pierre Pelletier, Oscar Portillo, Justin Ream, Sean Reedy, Reginaldo Silva, Andrew Thompson, and Carlton Wallen

 

Quote

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

H.E. Luccock 

 

Acronym

AIS

 

Share what AIS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: AIS. We have some pretty awesome responses on this I Love Acronyms, I definitely recommend checking it out.  

 

Day

This Wednesday, March 28th is National Something on a Stick Day because you know, foods that come on a stick are just great. Celebrate by getting inventive and create your own combination. I must admit that this makes me think of fair food – there are just so many options there. What is your favorite food on a stick? 

 

Did You Know

On March 21, 2006, the first tweet was sent and there is no turning back now. Since then, 330 million monthly active users on Twitter, more than 40 languages are supported, more than two billion search queries a day are served, and 74% of users use it to get their news. (source

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday, and almost Spring!! We're already off to a great start with week, but it gets even better as we have a new acronym and Casey, a Ciena Technical Learning Developer, helped us kickoff a thread to our learnings from last in our 52 Weeks of Learning challenge. Check them out, and join the conversation at:

 

 

This Wednesday there is the Start the Journey to the Adaptive Network – Real-World Case Studies webinar and there is still time to RSVP

 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: valery bastide, Owen Ellington, Patrick Fleming, Alan Gardner, Andy Hines, Jeffrey Holmes, Saptaparna Nath, Daniel Ouellet, Erik Radius, Anthony Sinor, Brett Stroud, Dallas Ward, and Youssef Yousry

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ivan Barzallo, Александр Потемкин, Dan Hendricks, Konstantinos Kravariotis, Brian Lube, Eric Maye, Kurt Myers, shane price, Chuck Rainy, Tony Ross, and Robert Suryasaputra

 

Quote

The doer alone learneth.

Friedrich Nietzsche 

 

Acronym

AIS

 

Share what AIS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: AIS

 

Day

This Thursday, March 22nd is National Goof Off Day.  Observed annually, it is a day to, well, goof off and do something fun. Everybody needs a break from time to time, so this Thursday, stop, take a break, find something different – even if it is only for an hour or two during the day.  

 

Did You Know

On March 25, 1995, the world's first Wiki, WikiWikiWeb, was created when Ward Cunningham invited people to add and edit content on the Portland Pattern Repository on the topic of software design patterns. The inspiration of the name, Wiki, came from the Wiki Wiki Shuttle bus in Hawaii where "wiki' is Hawaiian for "quick." Six years after the introduction of Wiki, Wikipedia launched.

 

Are you interested in seeing a Wiki added to the Ciena Community? Vote in our community poll: What kind of information, events, or activities would you like to participate in on the community?

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Hope everyone is adjusting to the clocks moving ahead one hour. We have a few open questions in the community for others to help and share their experiences and expertise:  

 

 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Albert Bayona, Dee Beavers, Frank Bulk, Anthony Daskalieros, Carlos David, James Faraci, ALFREDO GOMEZ, Michael Hoop, Manuel Pablo Lorenzo, Satyajit Mandal, Kate Marchant, Tim Masse, Colin Meakin, Shabnas P K, Kyle Paniucki, Eric Peake, thomas robak, and Yashael Urena

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Abhimanyu Alavalapati, RAFAT AMMAR, David Anderson, Jahanzeb Ashraf, George Babu, David Belinski, Santosh Bheemarajaiah, Steve Cannella, Jean-Baptiste Ciccolella, Jorge Cruz Morales, Geert de Groot, Sylvain Desbureaux, Виктор Каток, Julie Eggers, Sven Freudenfeld, Shivam Garg, Virginia Gonzalez, erasmo guedes, Ricky Hatcher, Vasileios Iliadis, Jan Jacobs, A. Kara, Alexander Lindholm, carlos lopez dorado, Leandro Elias Milocco, Shyama Moorthy, Ritesh Nagrale, Vijay NG, Bryan Nightingale, Constantin Nita, Anderson Oliveira, Lucy Paiva, Ansley Penaranda, kent Poulson, Kevin Rengifo Sandoval, Ernesto Rodriguez Guerrero, Fernando Sánchez, Kazushige Saito, Christian Soria, Jack Spurlock, Brent Whiteley, baptiste xaxa, Peh Yen Shin, Nancy Younan, and Evgeny Zykov

 

Quote

Anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly at first.

G.K. Chesterton 

 

Acronym

HQoS

 

Share what HQoS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: HQoS

 

Day

Today, March 12, 2018, is understandably, a day for celebrating naps and known as, National Napping Day. Observed annually the day after we return to daylight savings time. National Napping Day provides a day for everyone with the opportunity, or maybe not, to take a nap and catch up on the lost hour of sleep due to the spring forward time change. Did you get your nap in today?  

 

Did You Know

On March 12, 2008, the video streaming service, Hulu, is launched. The name Hulu was selected in late August 2007, when the website went live with only an announcement, no content. The website invited users to sign up for a private beta test in October, but later beta testers could invite friends. In 2017, Hulu viewers watched more than 12,000 years of South Park and living room devices were the most popular way to of streaming TV content. (source

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday!! What did you learn last week? Pass on what you've learned to others in the community whether it be large or small and join Chelsi, Kendal, and Casey at This Week I Learned: Mar 2nd. You're even welcome to share an up update on your hobby. Casey is starting a new one after receiving a Gin Infusion Kit, and we can't wait to hear how it goes.    

 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Abu bakr, George Brown, Greg Fowler, Angela Hale, James Hilton, Jonathan Jeffers, Andreas Kloor, Jon Livingston, Mohd Khairul Manab, Jerid Muszynski, Shrey Sharma, Alex Tam, and Ian Underwood

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Mohammad Aldabel, Saul Bejarano, karpagam chandran, Vladimir Chernyshev, Mark Dalglish, Bryan Dixon, Herve DUBOIS, Jodi Eichelberger, Keith Gallooway, Alan Gardner, Youssef Hassan, Kevin Hurdle, FRANK INGRAM, Asif Iqbal, Steve Juris, Dean Liauw, Michael McPadden, hariharakumar rayapaneni, Kalanidhi Subramanian, Heidi Westbrook, Jihwan Yuk, and shah zam.

 

Quote

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde 

 

Acronym

HQoS

 

Share what HQoS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: HQoS

 

Day

This upcoming Friday is a National Get Over It Day. Celebrate every year on March 9th, it perfectly lands on a Friday this week and is a great way to enter the weekend, getting over everything that happened during the week and starting the weekend without thinking of that email that didn't get sent, the upgrade that may have not gone perfectly, or the million and one things that are still on your punch list. Get over it on Friday to be mentally prepared to work it on Monday.  

 

Did You Know

On March 5, 1975, the Homebrew Computer Club held its first meeting. An early computer hobbyist group in Silicon Valley started by Gordon French and Fred Moore, the Homebrew Computer Club members met from March 5, 1975 to December 1986 to get together and work on making computers more accessible to everyone. The open exchange of ideas from its biweekly meetings and the club newsletter helped launch the personal computer revolution. Members included Steve Wozniak (Apple), Harry Garland and Roger Melen (Cromemco), and Bob Marsh (Processor Technology).

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for a new week! Today, we have our second in a series of polls to share results of a recent survey and invite you to add your input too. Join our two polls at - we're working on expanding our content plan to bring in more product and service information, so your feedback will help us deliver what will resonate with you:

 

  1. What type of product information is most helpful to you in your work?
  2. What content format do you prefer to consume product information?

 

And, don't forget to check out our 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series. 

 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Abraham Alhelfi, Mosaab Ben Maad, Ronrico Cook, John Fiedler, G G, Keith Galloway, Kile Griffith, Paul Hansen, Tomohiro Hyodo, Shinta Ikejima, Ramesh Jadcherla, Mellissa Landrum, Andrew Larmour, Ben Nicholls, Rahul Pathak, Chris Peyatt, Samuel Roodman, Marco Schalkx, and Paul Woosnam

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: surya kiran bandi, Donald Beckermann, Gene Brown, Anchal Chopra, Ренат Эксанов, sean frasier, Zaki Hanna, Mahmoud Ibrahim, David Jaya, Brian Johnson, abhishek kumar, Darron Legnon, Tom Locke, manjunath m j, Aarthi Ramesh, Karlo Tisaj, and Michael Webb

 

Quote

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.

Margaret Fuller

 

Acronym

CVS

 

Share what CVS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: CVS

 

Day

Saturday, March 3rd is National I Want You to be Happy Day. Observed annually on March 3rd, the day was created as a day to encourage ourselves to do something that makes others happy. Since it falls on a Saturday, a few ideas include crossing an item off of the honey do list, calling a friend or family member to say hello, or planning a fun event (such as a lunch or hike) for the family and surprise them with it. The goal is to put a smile on someone else's face. What can you do? 

 

Did You Know

On February 24, 1962, the first satellite telephone and television relays are established through the communications satellite Echo 1. Launched into space on August 12, 1960, it wasn't until this day, February 24, 1962, that the United States government began its first telephone and television transmission via Echo 1. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

What product information is most helpful to you? In a series of weekly polls over the next three weeks, we're going to share results of a recent survey and invite you to share how you prefer to learn and stay informed in the community. Our first poll question is: What type of product information is most helpful to you in your work? Cast your vote and leave a comment to share your input with us, it will directly impact our community content and programming plans.

 

And, don't forget to check out our 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series. 

 

Here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Matthew Aiken, sunil Devarapalli, Tuan Do, Bassem Ghebryal, JOE ISSAC, richard larkin, Bruno Lozach, Durga Prasad Madhira, Christopher Morgan, Giovanni Navarrette, Drasko Petrovic, manuel salongsongan, David Sheddan, bob sindhu, JEFFERY SPEED, Brian Stewart, PAUL STRONG, Viktor Vaduveskovic, Swen Wulf, and Sergey Zak

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Paul Armstrong, Marc Bouteyre, Dennis Brown, Chad Buckland, renhao chu, Joseph D'anduono, Ramiro Galvan, SEOKHWAN KONG, Derrick Lathrop, Maxime Lebeau, martin luth, david neau, chau nguyen, Timofey Pechenev, Marcelo Peressutti, David Rathjens, Victor Rungta, Mohamed Saeed, Terry Schaefer, Andrey Selivanov, Rameshkumar Shanmugasundaram, Awantikesh Singh, Dale Smith, and Vanessa Woolridge

 

Quote

Whatever our dreams, ideas or projects, we plan a seed, nurture it – and then reap the fruits of our labors. 

Oprah Winfrey

 

Acronym

CVS

 

Share what CVS means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: CVS

 

Day

Tuesday, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day.  National Love Your Pet Day is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets. Before you begin your work day, give your pet one some extra love. With two cats and two dogs, this is a big holiday in our household.  

 

Did You Know

On February 18, 1946, the first cable television test was successfully completed. Television signals were transmitted from Washington D.C. to New York City over an AT&T coaxial cable. During the telecast, General Dwight Eisenhower placed a wreath at the base of the statue in Lincoln Memorial and others made speeches. Considered a successful webcast by engineers, the Time magazine called it "as blurred as an early Chaplin movie."  

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? Here is an overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Cody Adams, Sunit Biswas, Mark Bosnjak, Jacob Cooper, Jackjahocke Hocker, Glenn Johnson, ANDREW MILLER, Ashish Mishra, sujai mutharasu, Andrew Peters, Jagalal Deepa Priyadarshini, Jeff Reckers, Tony Ross, Jeffery Shuryan, Bill Sreca, Paul Thomas, and Craig Yarbrough

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Saran Aroongarn, Terry Bainter, Russ Bartels, Steven Brenchley, Christian DESTRE, Guy Harclerode, Angel Hill, Simon Ho, daecheol kang, Nan Kesavan, Vladimir Kiesner, Chris O'Rourke, Oleg Paikin, Oscar Luis Peral, Fnu Rinchen, Attila Sajtos, Nuttapong Sontikoon, Janagaraj Soundararajan, and Kiran Vasudeva

 

Quote

Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.

Henry Petroski

 

Acronym

SLM

 

Share what SLM means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: SLM.

 

Day

Observed annually on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to reserve time and take much needed care to our computers. Our computer may be slower due to unused files and programs that impact memory and create confusion.  In observation of this day, block time this week to: organize your files and folders, delete junk files, delete duplicate files, and delete old files and programs not being used. Should I have all my files on my desktop?  

 

Did You Know

Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press around 1440, but it wasn't until 1960 that the modern paper jam was invented. In the years between, jamming wasn't possible because one sheet was printed at a time. However, in 1959, the Xerox 914 was introduced and automated the process xerography process and today, a "paper page is like a Tough Mudder" (source). While, understanding and solving a paper jam requires knowledge of physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, computer programming, and interface design. Learn more about paper jams and why we still experience them today. I think I may be a little more patient with my printer the next time I encounter one.  

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday Ciena Community, it’s an exciting week!! Today, we're excited to introduce the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge where 12 members will have a chance to win a one-year subscription to the new Ciena Learning Develop Series to build their Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software skills this year.

 

But that's not all, today, we're also excited to introduce the Learning forum to the community. The new forum is a place for you to ask questions, get answers, share feedback, and receive updates, tips and tools from the Ciena Learning team. You can follow it at: Learning. While there, we also invite you to learn more and share what topics you’re most interesting in hearing about with the team at: Welcome to Ciena Learning!

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community last week. Please join us in welcoming our new members and celebrating others on their one year memberversary this week.

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Robert Bellinger, Jonathan Baker, Alain Brunet, Steven Busby, John Cuckovich, Anthony Feliciano, EDWARD FERNANDEZ, Daniel Hernandez, mickael JEZEQUEL, Talal Khalil, Janani Knr, Ben Kolbe, Bob Krautner, Mitchell Lewis, John O'Neil, VARUN REDDY PAPIREDDY, Narongdech Promkoed, Pratheeba R, Janani ravichandar, Kerri Snow, Minh Tri Tran, Paul Wright, and Vinayak Ramavath

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: 竹中 康人, Russell Barber, Don Barclay, JD Bogart, Rob Cohen, arthur derks, Cody Fant, Bryant Gaines, FERNANDO GONZALEZ, Ron Hebert, peter kiratu, Miguel Masache, George Morales, Christopher Olsen, Mehul Patel, Todd Shreve, Emma Wang, Scott Wofford, and coco wu

 

Quote

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. 

Ryunosuke Satoro

 

Acronym

Drumbeat, please!!! We officially have our first acronym of 2018, and it’s part of our new 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge:

 

SLM

 

Join the challenge and share what SLM means in telecom at: I Love Acronyms: SLM.

 

Day

Wednesday, February 7th is National Send a Card to a Friend Day. Observed annually on the February 7th, it is a day to send friends we’ve been thinking about, or haven’t talked to in a while, a card (or message on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to let them know that we’re thinking of them. This week, set aside a few minutes to send a note (handwritten or typed) and make a friend's day. I know I have a few friends that I need to catch up, and will use this day as a reminder to reach out. 

 

Did You Know

It seems like it’s been around much, much, much longer, but 14 years ago on February 4, 2004, Thefacebook was launched. The name was later changed to Facebook and it wasn’t until September 26, 2006 that Facebook was open to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address. Fast forward to today, there are nearly 2.1 billion monthly active users, 1.6 billion people on average log in to Facebook on their mobile device daily, the like button has been pressed 1.13 trillion times, and 55 million status updates are posted every day (source)

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Hello Ciena Community, here is an overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming our new members and celebrating others on their one year memberversary. 

 

Are you using MPLS-TP in production or are you testing it in a lab? Share your experiences, thoughts and gotchas in our new featured discussion from Chelsi: MPLS-TP: Thoughts? Gotchas?

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Peter Abogi, Gary Aiken, Charles Benon, Tom Dastrup, Sanjeewa De Silva, Sheryl Duffy, Brian Earnst, Chris Ferris, elavarasan g, Chellaprabu J, Randall Jones, Daniel Kerschbaum, Sergii Korolov, Jeff Lockhart, randy marshall, Ronald Martin, Augustine Naidu, William Osborne, Gladson P, Artem Paskhin, Akshaya Rajagopalan, Nirina Ranaivoson, Will Riha, David Sotnick, and Tianwu Tan

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Felipe B, david barnard, 岳志 細谷, Romain CAJINA, Cassio Garcia, Abner Jimenez, Sandeep Kumar, Blair Lightfoot, Gonzalo Lujan, Taimur Malik, Jeff Martin, Randy McInnis, patric mcneff, Michael Ng, Diju Pavithran, Garry Peirce, Josue Rodriguez, Terry Sanderson, Lee Sharping, Sergey Studenikin, François THOMAS, John Trevino, Hiroyuki Tsushima, and Jim Wilson

 

Quote

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Ryunosuke Satoro

 

Acronym

February is next week , so you know what that means... I Love Acronyms is returning!! Stay tuned for our first acronym and don't forget to follow I Love Acronyms to receive an alert when it is posted. 

 

Day

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 is National Plan for Vacation Day. Falling on the last Tuesday in January, it is a day to remind us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. In 2016, Americans collectively sacrificed 662 million vacations days according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Project Time Off. In 2016, unused vacation days cost the U.S. economy $236 billion because of lost spending, while employees that forfeit vacation time are lower performers as they’re less likely to get promoted or receive a raise or bonus. Even if it isn't Tuesday, this week is the time to begin determining how much time off you earn, coordinating calendars, and sharing your plans with colleagues and family for how you'll be using your vacation days. Where are you planning to go on vacation this year?

 

Did You Know

Calling all Tetris fans! On January 29, 1988, the computer game Tetris made its first appearance in the United States. Described as simple and addictive, Tetris was first available as a PC game distributed by Spectrum Holobyte. The launch of the Nintendo Game Boy in 1989 established Tetris as one of the most popular games ever. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week and this week. Please join us in welcoming all of our new members and joining those celebrating their one year community memberversary.

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Keith Allison, Duncan Ellis, mic fergusez, Richard Forgan, Earl Granger, James Kozlowski, Ian Nakamura, vinayagamoorthy palani, stewart thompson, and Dmitriy Yasnovskiy

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Rick Ableman, Juan Agredo, Musa Alabsawi, Tony Apple, Charles Baldi, Tony Bolden, Dennis Bowman, Александр Галкин, Gaven Davis, Matt Duty, Matt Falkner, Pascal Höchli, Jon Jacobson, Cody Jenks, Donggyu Lee, Charles Massey, Brian Meano, ruben mendez, Matthew Miller, Robert Murphy, Casey Rhoads, Rhett Rushing, WALTER JACOB SALEMA, Udit Sharma, Peter Szpakowski, Keith Temple, and Pankaj Warade

 

Quote

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napolean Hill

 

Acronym

Our I Love Acronyms  will be back in February. Stay tuned, but until then follow I Love Acronyms to receive updates on new acronyms.  

 

Day

Tuesday, January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. When was the last time you wrote more than meeting notes or a grocery list on a piece of paper? If you’re not sure, Tuesday is your chance to re-introduce one’s self to the a pen, or pencil, and a piece of paper. The national day was started in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. They chose January 23rd because it is the birthday of John Hancock, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. In addition to promoting a day to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting, the association also wanted promote the consumption of pens, pencils and writing paper. Happy writing!!

 

Did You Know

Did you know that in 2000 on January 21st that the domain name twitter.com was registered? However, it wasn’t until 2006 that the domain was purchased by Twitter, Inc., and until March 21, 2006 that the first tweet was published. Today, there are more than 330 million monthly active users, 1.3 billion accounts and 6,000 tweets published every second. Do you tweet? (Source)

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

2017 already starts off as a pretty impressive year as we celebrated the first year of the community in May, but here is a sample of some of the other amazing accomplishments by numbers. We also have a summary of your most popular forums and threads and a shout out to members that stood out in helping support the community.

 

It's great to have you all here, thank you being a member. I look forward to getting to know you all a little bit better and hearing from you more, or maybe even for the first time.  

 

Accomplishments

A look back at the year by the numbers for the community overall and then by ask, share, connect and develop.  

 

Overall

  • 1,200 new members
  • 700,000 views of forums and content
  • 1,200 pieces of content created

 

Ask

  • 250 new questions asked
  • 600 responses posted to questions marked at helpful or correct to identify a solution
  • 140,000 views of questions with a solution 

 

Share

  • 2,200 comments posted on questions, documents, and more to share knowledge and expertise
  • 2,000 likes to content

 

Connect

  • 800 connections made between members through follow
  • 16 introductions... it's never too late to say hello and introduce yourself
  • 450 one year memberversaries celebrated 
  • 16 telecom acronyms in our I Love Acronyms challenge

 

Develop

Blue Planet DevOps Exchange (learn how to join) by the numbers: 

  • 2,000 members 
  • 113 develop resources published
  • 300 Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit and Evaluation Edition downloads 
  • 27 RAs published
  • 95 questions asked 

 

Popular 

A breakdown of the most popular forums of the year by your views and follows. 

 

Top forums by views

  1. Packet Networking
  2. 6500
  3. Optical Transport
  4. Z-Series
  5. Network Management

 

View all community forums and topics. 

 

Top forums by follows

  1. 6500
  2. Packet Networking
  3. Optical Transport
  4. Blue Planet DevOps Exchange (learn how to join)
  5. Z-Series 

 

Find your forum and follow it.  

 

Now, your most popular threads throughout the community by views, comments and likes. 

 

Most popular threads by views

  1. When configuring traffic profiling, what formula do you use to calculate PIR, CBS,and EBS?
  2. 3930 Vlan configuration guide
  3. This is a question concerning Trap Events generated via 'port disable/port enable' on port 3/1 of a 4-port LAG on a CN5150.

 

Most popular threads by comments

  1. Trunk port Configuration
  2. Pass IP address of OME6500 to Site Manager (Windows)
  3. G.8032 failed to reroute

 

Most popular threads by likes

  1. G.8032 failed to reroute
  2. After firmware Upgrade, 10G optic not unrecognized?
  3. Trunk port Configuration

 

Recognition

My favorite part of the community now, you, our members! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that has helped support the community whether it has been by asking a question, sharing a tip, or helping answer a question. Here we're recognizing all of the members that helped answer a question in 2017, thank you... 

 

Frederick Valcho, Chelsi Doyle, Phil Meyerson, Edward Weltin, Vladimir Kiesner, Andrew Duffy, Rüdiger Michl, Juri Pfeifer, Austin Carr, Tony Ross, Robert Jacobs, Chris O'Rourke, Darran Howkins, Vladimir Vedeneev, Ben Warfield, klaus Samardzic, Bill McFetridge, Rafael Molina, Bradley Matteson, Jeremy Johnson, Jeff wilde, Simon Andrews, vincent knott, Mike Keim, Kazi Tanvir Ahamed, Jorge Aquino, John Boyce, Rich Ortiz, Jade Litcher, Kendal Ingraham, Cyril Avila, john schroeder, Michael Pauken, Garry Peirce, and ABDUL RAVOOF

 

It's been awesome working with all of you!! 

 

 

We welcome you to reflect on your year too by sharing your proudest moments of 2017, and look ahead to the new year and share your goals for 2018