Windstream Chooses Ciena for Next-Generation National Converged Optical Network

Windstream and Ciena announced that Windstream, a flexible provider of advanced network communications, will build its National Converged Optical Network (NCON) with Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) photonic, coherent optical, and intelligent software platforms, the companies said.

The new network will allow Windstream to meet customers´ surging bandwidth demands driven by remote work and learning applications, cloud computing and video streaming.

Windstream´s NCON will connect cities across its nationwide network, providing critical connectivity essential to our digital economy. This ultra-high-speed network will further enable capacity between Windstream´s Tier 1, 2, and 3 markets to major US data centers, cable landing stations, and cross-border gateways.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications, and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the US. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com.

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. For updates on Ciena, visit www.ciena.com.