June 14, 2012 08:00 ET

Cyan Executive to Speak at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Event

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2012) - Cyan today announced that Steve West, chief technology officer at Cyan, will participate on the panel, "Packet vs. OTN Debate - Solving the Packet Transport Network Dilemma: Circuits or Packet Networks" at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking in Monaco. The session will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 6:05 to 6:35 p.m. CEST. Executives from Huawei, Colt, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, and ECI Telecom will also participate on the panel.

Optical networking has become a critical enabler of new packet services and revenue streams. The second day of the conference will focus on strategies for delivering flexible optical networking with ROADMs, CDC and OTN switching. Steve, with a perspective of the software-defined metro network, and the other speakers on this panel will discuss, amongst other topics, OTN switching versus IP/MPLS switching and network automation from a packet optical perspective. Panelists also will explain how to combine OTN switching, coherent optics and control planes to create a dynamic and future-proof architecture that supports existing and emerging services and helps carriers differentiate their offerings.

WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking
Where: Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 6:05-6:35 p.m. CEST
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About Cyan
Cyan is global supplier of software-defined metro network solutions that include multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS systems, and comprehensive professional services. With deployments around the world, Cyan customers include leading local access service providers as well as operators of regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, data center, and cable MSO networks. Cyan helps service providers scale, extend, and simplify packet-based networks for more profitable service offerings. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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