Community Happenings: Week Ending 5/5

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on May 8, 2017

I was thinking about what I could share with you this week as an introduction, so I did a quick search about facts about Monday. Well, I just read that according to a 2011 study by Marmite, the average person in the UK does not smile on a Monday until 11:16 AM. That got me thinking whether I’ve smiled this morning since it is 11:30 AM ET and I think I have, but I’m not really sure and what is real smile. So, if you’re like me, stop what you’re doing and do something that makes you smile and make a habit of doing it every Monday before 11:16 AM.


Before we get to happenings last week, don’t forget to share what HSN represents in telecommunications on our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Not sure? That’s okay - points are awarded to the most creative answer too.



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Vivek Atreya, Randy Chamberlain, Roxanne Chow, Tom Dahlin, Jeremy Davis, Claude Echahamian, Christopher Huntley, Ninad Jadhav, Zhuangli Liu, Joy Martinez, Emmanuel Moniz, Glenn Olson and Lei 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:


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Other noteworthy posts throughout the community include:


I Love Acronyms

We have a new acronym challenge for all of you! Our new acronym is:




To join the challenge, post what HSN represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: May 1, 2017. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!


In Telecom News

  • Re-Sodding Cable MSO Brownfields: With an increase in demand for high-speed data, IP video, cloud computing, and business services, cable MSO brownfields need to upgrade their cable network. Pushing fiber deeper to the customer reduces the service group size, increases throughput and capacity, and handles load more efficiently, says Ciena's Wayne Hickey. Read more. Don’t forget to share what you see as the biggest advantage of fiber deep at: What is Fiber Deep to you?

  • 3 Key Video Transport Innovation Trends We Heard at the #NABShow: At last week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, innovation was a consistent theme. Ciena’s Paulina Gomez highlights three trends from the show related to video transport innovation. Learn more about the hot topics.

  • The average DDoS attack cost for businesses rises to over $2.5 million: “DDoS campaigns are on the rise and the enterprise can now expect a bill of at least $2.5 million every time they become a victim.” Learn more on ZDNet.

  • 10 Network Transformation Project Tips I learned from my Dad: A good family garage cleaning takes careful planning and execution -- and can provide a few lessons on ensuring your network transformation project goes smoothly. Ciena's Susan Friedman explains in her new post. Read more.

  • 5G: Six Top Concerns for Network Operators: “Before long, 5G will be in the early stages of commercial reality. From a technology perspective, 5G is adding significant complexity for operators: more spectrum, more frequency bands and more transmission points, while providing new services and serving new markets. And there is significant commercial pressure to have 5G available as early as possible.” Get the six top concerns on Wireless Week.

  • Q&A with Sven Freudenfeld of Lanner: Ciena’s newest Blue Orbit Ecosystem Partner: Ciena’s Brian Lavallee talks with Sven Freudenfeld of Lanner, Ciena’s newest Blue Orbit partner, about the company and the evolution of the NFV market space. Learn more.

  • Linux Foundation zeros in on harmonizing open source, standards: “The debate over whether standards or open source will prevail is no longer the issue—instead a new white paper published by The Linux Foundation seeks to examine how they can live in harmony.” Find more on Fierce Wireless.


Of The Week


Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
Nikola Tesla



Tuesday, May 9th is National Lost Sock Memorial Day. A unique and fun holiday to say goodbye to all of the single socks that have lost their matching pair. 


Did You Know

This "Did You Know" comes from Simon Parry: Did you know that on the second six months of 2016 was the first time that a majority of Americans had only wireless telephones. In other words, half of the landlines in the U.S. have disappeared in just over ten years. Learn more. 


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