Community Happenings: Week Ending 4/21

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Apr 24, 2017

Here is your weekly overview of what happened last week in the community, and around, to start the week. We have few new posts for you to get involved and invite you to join:



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Graham Alderson, Rached Blili, Shams Jawaid, David Funk, Ashutosh Gupta, Amarnath Halesh, Kevin Litman, Art Maahs, Ravi Manghnani, Jorge Paramo, Om Prakash, Ricky Reel, Vishal Sharma, James Sturgeon, Jean-Luc Thorel, and Weiqing Zhang


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

  • Packet Cable Landing Stations... Why Not?: Ethernet has won the battle of networking protocols and for very many good reasons. Find out why and how to leverage it in the submarine networking space. Then, sign up to attend this Wednesday's TDM is Taking on Water – Packets to the Rescue! webinar. 

  • The Rise of the Smart City: “Officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient, in what may be just the start of a sweeping change in how cities are run.” Read more on WSJ.

  • Fibre gap in US commercial buildings narrows to 50.4%: “The fibre gap for business in the United States continued to narrow in 2016, as penetration in commercial buildings grew to 49.6%.” Learn more on Capacity Media.

  • Facebook’s Strategy for Augmented Reality Start With Phones: “Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible.” Learn more on Bloomberg.

  • Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals: “Nearly two-thirds of hospitals now have formal mobile device strategies, a big jump from just five years ago, according to the latest survey by Spok, a healthcare communications company focusing on the acute-care sector. To a large extent, observers say, this growth reflects hospitals’ recognition that their doctors and nurses are already using or wish to use mobile devices at work.” Find more on Network World.

  • DevOps: Where it's going and how to make the most of it: “DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking -- such as iterative development and continuous delivery -- are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business.” ZDNet shares how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future.

  • How businesses and SDN/NFV can evolve together: “A great deal has been written about SDN/NFV but is there more to it than just hype? Getting to grips with the technology and where it’s going is key to a successful journey.” Find more more on Information Age. 



Our shout-outs for the week go to Andrew Bucko, Craig Merrifield, Om Prakash, Randy Roberts. Cyril Avila, Kendal Ingraham, and Subhash Chopra for asking their first questions. 


Of The Week


In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.

The Computer as a Communication Device, J.C. R. Licklider and Robert Taylor



On April 25th, we observe National Telephone Day. Celebrate by calling someone and telling them “ahoy”. Or, share your vintage telephone pictures on Facebook, Instagram or in a comment below... or share long it has been since you last had a land line. (I haven’t had a land telephone line in more than 16 years. )


Did You Know

On April 27, 1791, Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the electromagnetic recording telegraph and developer of the code of dots and dashes known as Morse Code, was born. And, that it wasn’t until 1832, at the age of 41, that Morse completed the drafts of his electrical telegraph. Telegraphy has largely been replaced by more modern telecommunication services, but Morse’s original concept is still in use and Morse Code still remains a universal standard for sending messages. 



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