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 Silva, Adam 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:
- How do I export from OneControl a list of the services provisioned on a 6500 network?
- Please explain me errors descriptions
- Correct cable for 3920 CLI access?
- 6.16 vs. 6.15?
- G.8032 best practice?
- RAPs over EOS (Ethernet over SONET)
- Supermux mapping preference
- Accedian Test on Reflector
Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.
Popular and Noteworthy
Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:
- SSH & Telnet configurations
- 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.
- Advanced 10G license for the 3931 - what features does it enable?
- Site Manager Software for 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
- What Java version is required with 6500
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.
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.