Community Happenings: Week Ending 3/31

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Apr 3, 2017

I hope you had a fantastic weekend that wasn't too foolish due to April Fool's Day. What do you think was the best April Fool's prank this year? I thought the teacher pranking students with a fake spelling test was pretty good, bu I also liked the Baltimore Raven's prank and Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps



Here's a highlight of what happened last week in the community, and around. 



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Kedar Amrit, Josh Boecker, Jose Luis Chamorro Rubio, Eamon Donovan, Serge Girardin, Kendal Ingraham, Jacob Longanecker, Sam Marcynuk, Sang Joon Park, David Pelletier, Oscar Portillo, Justin Ream, Sean Reedy,  Reginaldo SilvaAdam Sullivan, and Andrew Thompson


We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?


Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution: 


Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community. 


Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:


Browse all open and answered questions


In Telecom News

  • 5G Will Need Fiber, and Lots of It: Join Brian Lavallee in this Thursday, April 6th at 11:00 AM ET for a discussion on how to prepare your wireline network for the impending impact of 5G. Register. 
  • 4 Things We Learned at #OFC17: From 400G to DCI to software-enabled optical networks, OFC’17 was full of news and innovation. Bo Gowan surveyed Ciena experts for their key takeaways and shares what they have to say. Find out what they heard and learned at the show. What were your takeaways? 
  • IHS: Asia Pacific fueled 26% growth in small cells in 2016: Asia Pacific helped fuel a small cell market that grew 26% year over year in 2016, reaching $1.5 billion, according to fresh data from IHS. Learn more on FierceWireless.
  • ONAP is Driving Much-Needed Standards in NFV: Last month, the Linux Foundation announced the fusion of its two flagship open networking projects. Open-O will join with open source ECOMP to form the ONAP project. Learn more on WirelessWeek.
  • IEEE broadens Ethernet 802.3 program to address data centers, campus environments: The IEEE has expanded the scope of its reach with the approval of its New Ethernet Applications group, aiming to apply standards to a broader set of Ethernet use cases across a wider range of industry verticals. Learn more on FierceTelecom.



Shout-outs go to Josh Rogers for asking his first question in the Ciena Community! And, hank you to Phil Meyerson and Frederick Valcho for sharing their experiences and answering questions. 


Of The Week


Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. 

Alexander Graham Bell



Celebrated annually, April 5th is National Read a Road Map Day. To celebrate, put away your electronic devices and a grab, or buy, a printed road map and travel to a new destination. Since National Deep Dish Pizza Day is on the same day, maybe find a new spot for deep dish pizza? 


Did You Know

That the earliest road map, Britannia Atlas, was drawn by cartographer John Ogilby in 1675 and his maps set the standard for road maps that followed. One innovation in Ogilby's maps was his scale of one inch to the mile. 



Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.