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Ciena's intention to acquire Packet Design, a specialist in network performance solutions for IP/MPLS networks, will bring it closer to achieving its ambition to deliver closed-loop automation for programmable CSP networks.


  • Ciena pushes hard to achieve its closed-loop automation objectives.
  • Network analytics will play a crucial role in delivering closed-loop automation.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains key factors driving the acquisition of Packet Design by Ciena.
  • Assesses how the acquisition will affect Ciena's positioning in the multidomain orchestration space.

Key questions answered

  • Why has Ciena decided to acquire Packet Design?
  • How do analytics strengthen Ciena's role in multidomain service orchestration?

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  • Summary
  • Ciena pushes hard to achieve its closed-loop automation objectives
  • Network analytics will play a crucial role in delivering closed-loop automation
  • Packet Design applications will be integrated into Blue Planet as microservices
  • The Packet Design acquisition helps Ciena meet CSPs' demand for multidomain orchestration
  • Inclusion of Packet Design within Ciena's Blue Planet will deliver a value proposition similar to that of its peers


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