5G Americas Welcomes Ciena to Board of Governors

Created May 31, 2019
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5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has announced the election of Ciena to its Board of Governors. Ciena will join the telecommunication industry’s leading operators and manufacturers on the Board to facilitate the advancement of 5G technology and the transformation of 4G LTE networks across the Americas.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, commented, “We are very excited to welcome Ciena to 5G Americas’ Board of Governors. Ciena’s participation on our Board will broaden 5G Americas’ work towards enabling a more connected 5G society.”

Ciena is developing its technologies across packet and optical platforms, intelligent automation, analytics, multi-domain service orchestration, and professional services to enable the transition from 4G to 5G mobile networks. The company is specifically focused on the area of converged fronthaul/midhaul/backhaul transport, enabled by its dedicated packet networking platforms, Adaptive IPTM, and integrated WaveLogic 5 coherent optics.

Stephen Alexander, Ciena’s Senior VP and CTO, commented, “Becoming a member of 5G Americas signifies an important step toward enhancing the 5G ecosystem in the region. Working with the other members of this prestigious board will enable us to drive forward the next generations of 4G LTE technology, which will also help to accelerate new 5G deployments.”

5G Americas’ Board of Governors members already include the likes of: AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Ericsson, Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc., Telefónica, WOM and now Ciena.

5G Americas, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, is an industry trade organisation composed of telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. Its mission is to advocate for and facilitate the advancement of 5G and the transformation of LTE networks. The association is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas.

For more information, visit www.5gamericas.org

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.