CONCORD, CA – April 24, 2013 – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design and commissioning of fully-integrated, multi-technology, communications networks, today announced that it had earned Diamond Partner status with Ciena Corporation. Diamond is the most elite partnering level in Ciena’s BizConnect partner program.

The Diamond level criteria for Ciena’s award winning BizConnect channel program are rigorous and require the partner to invest in training and processes that demonstrate commitment, self-sufficiency and a deep understanding of packet-optical technology and Ciena’s cutting edge products and solutions. The rewards for the Diamond partner include best cost, best support, best delivery, and most advanced visibility into future innovations. These benefits enable LightRiver to provide world class value, next generation packet-optical solutions and its dedicated expertise to customers and partners.

“LightRiver has been a Ciena business partner since 2010 and has fast become one of our key go-to partners for packet-optical solutions to carrier, utility and education markets,” said Sergio Bea, North America Solution Provider and Global Distributors Sr. Director, Ciena. “LightRiver has impressed Ciena with its world class commitment to leading edge technologies and its unique position as a focused, carrier-grade system integrator.”

“We are thrilled and honored to be chosen as a Ciena Diamond partner,” said Glenn Johansen, President and CEO of LightRiver. “Ciena is an industry leader in packet-optical transport and carrier Ethernet technologies, as well as an innovative business partner.”


About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers and commissions next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s communications technology can deliver. An integrator of multi-vendor transport networks, LightRiver is an expert in Packet Optical Transport, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, DWDM, ROADM and Wireless Mesh, as well as Multiservice SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit

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