Ciena beefs up SDN/NFV platform with $400M Cyan deal

Network supplier Ciena announced a $400 million cash and stock deal to acquire software specialist Cyan, marking yet another move by traditional hardware vendors to shore up their NFV/SDN credentials as mobile and fixed operators seek to become more agile …

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Ciena unveils e-commerce style NFV service delivery platform

Network infrastructure vendor Ciena has announced a new NFV software solution aimed at simplifying the network management interface. The solution, called Agility Matrix, is a virtual services software platform which Ciena claims will modernise the acquisition, distribution, consumption and payment of virtualized network functions (VNF).

Ericsson to offer Ciena optical technology

Ericsson has signed a global deal with network specialist Ciena that will see the Swedish vendor integrate Ciena’s technologies into its own offerings, with the two firms collaborating on future technological development.