CIENA's ONLINE metro products complete Telecordia OSMINE Services process

July 18, 2002--CIENA Corp. today announced that its ONLINE 7000, 9000, and 11000 metro products, have fully completed the Telcordia Technologies OSMINE Services process for the Telcordia TIRKS, NMA, and Transport Element Activation Manager Operations Support Systems (OSSs).

Jul 18th, 2002

CIENA Corp., provider of intelligent optical networking systems and software, today announced that its ONLINE 7000, 9000, and 11000 metro products, have fully completed the Telcordia Technologies OSMINE Services process for the Telcordia TIRKS, NMA, and Transport Element Activation Manager Operations Support Systems (OSSs).

Completion of this process helps enable the ONLINE products to operate seamlessly with service providers that have deployed these Telcordia OSSs, such as the U.S.-based incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). In addition, the ONLINE 2500, an optical edge access solution, has completed integration with the Telcordia TIRKS OSS, the first phase of the OSMINE process.

The completion of the Telcordia OSMINE Services process will help enable carriers to integrate CIENA's optical networking solutions into their existing networks and operations environments to meet the growing demand for metropolitan services, including new services, such as Gigabit Ethernet, storage applications, and wavelength services.

"The Telcordia OSMINE Services process is a rigorous, thorough testing for companies attracting major carriers," contends Dennis Tinley, vice president, Customer Solutions, Telcordia Technologies Inc. "This will enable CIENA to further establish its ONLINE 7000, 9000, and 11000 products with potential customers."

"The completion of OSMINE satisfies our customers' expectations for full interoperability with the Telcordia OSSs, including flowthrough provisioning for all services and network topologies our ONLINE products enable," adds Rusty Cumpston, senior vice president, metro products for CIENA.

For more information about CIENA Corp. (Linthicum, MD), visit the company's Web site at www.CIENA.com.

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