Community Happenings: 5G, Ciena Podcast, 6500, 3930 & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Aug 14, 2017

Hope you're having a great start to your week!! Have you had a chance to check out the new Ciena Podcast: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber? Take a listen and then let us know what what you thought of it and what you'd like to hear us discuss next in:



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Gerald Bloch, Ben Cheng, Greg Hill, Marcel Khoury, Joel Magee, scott mccormick, Serguei Protsenko, David Vázquez, and German Vite


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 to their question: 


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


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


Browse all open and answered questions


I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our current acronym is:




To join the challenge, share what CODEC represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: CODEC. 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!!


What Is: NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.


  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?


Join the discussion.


In Telecom News

  • Important Questions About the Future of 5G: 5G is coming, but what does it mean for bandwidth and the networks that are tasked with handling the huge capacities that 5G brings? In this Q&A, Ciena's Brian Lavallée answers some of the key questions about the future of 5G. Read more.
  • “I Spy 5G Communications Technology” and Other Road Trip Games: Taking a family road trip this summer? Head off those "Are we there yet?" questions with this communications technology "I spy" road trip game. Can you spot them all? Read more.
  • Autonomous Networks... Are You Ready?: Who better to tell you about your network health than your network itself? Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains where we are (and where we're going) on the road to autonomous networks. Read more.


More News:

  • Making smart cities a smarter way Network World
  • 100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond Light Reading
  • 13 technologies that are safer than passwords ZDNet
  • Winners and Losers in Next-Generation Internet Infrastructure Techonomy


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: 博 大柿, Avneet Chandhok, Firas CharroufMatthias Gunkel, Guy HansonAltaf Khetani, Marc LeClerc, Patrick Mead, Glen Monette, Sueng-Y. Park, Ravi Chandra Pendurty, Rodrigo Rosas, Alan Tsay, and  Mike van Rossum



If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.  

Frank Lloyd Wright



This Wednesday, August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day, so get your favorite engineering and telecom jokes ready as we’ll be looking for you to share them here, in the community, as a way to celebrate.


Did You Know

That on August 9, 1991 that astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-43, sent the first email from space on an Apple Macintosh Portable computer. The email was sent using the AppleLink online service, which was specially configured to connect to NASA’s communication system. 


Keep networking!