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Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier Relaunches Lambda Connect Using Ciena's WaveLogic Ai


Wholesale network optimized with greater agility and programmability
to accommodate higher-bandwidth applications and quickly monetize

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the international wholesale arm of
Deutsche Telekom, recently deployed Ciena's
(NYSE:CIEN) WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to strengthen
bandwidth services and reach longer distances across Deutsche Telekom's

With this move, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier highlights its
commitment to excellence by combining technology leadership with
business innovation to deliver first-class customer experience. The
optimized network brings the next generation of the organization's
Lambda Connect services to market. Optical innovation, expansion of
network capacity and deployment agility enables highly differentiated
services for customers and provides the flexibility, security and
cost-efficiency customers need in today's dynamic environment.

Bertold Frech, Head of Carrier Enterprise Services, Deutsche Telekom
Global Carrier stated: "Technology changes very fast with new trends and
services emerging constantly in the digital era. Most of these trends
have the need for high capacity, high performance connectivity in
common, which is the foundation for many of these new digital services.
Ciena's expertise in the optical network realm has been invaluable as we
continue to find ways to enable these services for our international
carrier customers. As we are upgrading our network we provide the
agility and flexibility to support the new high-powered applications
that are disrupting the market."

Customers will now benefit from a more adaptive network with larger
bandwidth and lower latency by point-of-presence consolidation and
signal regeneration elimination. The agile optical infrastructure is
based on Ciena's
6500 packet-optical platform
powered by WaveLogic
, which is the industry's first programmable coherent modem that
can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength. It enables Deutsche Telekom to
reach longer distances, deliver end-to-end optical services and achieve
finer connectivity granularity for carriers and internet content
providers throughout Europe.

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier customers can also look forward to
improved service management through Ciena's Blue
Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP)
domain controller, which
automates network and service management and provides visibility into
real-time network operations. Ciena will migrate Deutsche Telekom's
network to an optimized, flexible grid network that offers more agility
and programmability.

Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena,
stated: "Our leading-edge technology products and services are
designed to resolve our customers' biggest challenges. We collaborate
with service providers to deliver real value and greater competitive
advantage in the market. With our innovative WaveLogic Ai and Blue
Planet MCP solutions, we can ensure our customers are better positioned
to adapt and accommodate varying connectivity requirements for
high-bandwidth applications."

About Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is the international wholesale division
of Deutsche Telekom. We offer a comprehensive portfolio for all the
needs of a rapidly transforming telco industry. One that is continually
updated to provide fast, innovative solutions for future technologies
and challenges. As one of the world's leading carriers, we satisfy the
requirements of Deutsche Telekom Group's international affiliates and
more than 900 external customers worldwide. With more than 20 years of
experience in the international wholesale communication market, Deutsche
Telekom Global Carrier offers next-generation platforms, extensive
networks, a global backbone, 360 degrees of security, tailor-made
solutions, worldwide connectivity, and much more.

The cutting-edge offerings of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier include
the following business segments:
Global Voice: international market
leader for retail voice termination.
Commercial Roaming: seamless
international roaming with one of the largest networks in the world.
& Content: one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Enterprise Services: Securely connecting customer's global sites with a
major European multi-service provider.
Inflight / EAN: Broadband
connectivity on short, mid and long-haul flights around the globe.
World: innovative and profitable solutions from Deutsche Telekom Global
Carrier, a premium mobile enabler.

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