CONCORD, CAMarch 15, 2016 LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built NetworkTM design and commissioning, announces today it has successfully completed the Ciena® BizConnect Services Re-Accreditation Process and is accredited to continue to perform implementation on Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform through December 2016. The Services Accreditation Program (SAP) allows LightRiver the opportunity to capitalize on its in-house optical service expertise, and enables installation, turn-up and test of the Ciena 6500 product. LightRiver also gains preferred access to Ciena resources, along with full sales, design and services capability.

In order to be accredited to implement Ciena equipment, LightRiver sent its team of certified engineers to Ciena training center for one week of intense, hands-on instruction. The engineers are required to satisfactorily complete an installation services exam. Once completed, they are shadowed by Ciena Quality Management Specialists for their first few installations and, upon favorable feedback, are then awarded installation service certification. Ciena quality and partner management services will continue to monitor LightRiver’s process on an ongoing basis.

“LightRiver has enjoyed SAP Certification for Deployment since 2013 and we are proud to partner with Ciena to offer the 6500 platform,” says Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “We boast market intelligence, deep customer knowledge and technical aptitude from our years of experience providing Ciena solutions to our customers. This allows LightRiver to be a single point of contact for end-users, and gives us the ability to ensure quality service using in-house resources, supported by Ciena processes. We look forward to a continued relationship with Ciena for years to come.”

“LightRiver is an exemplary partner and I’m pleased they’ve completed re-accreditation to implement the 6500,” states Ricardo Warfield, Senior Director, Global Partner Channels at Ciena. “The 6500 Packet-Optical Platform offers unparalleled integrated packet-optical capabilities for customizable packet service delivery from the edge to the core. LightRiver is able to offer technical support during the planning, implementation and deployment of our equipment, and tailor solutions for their customers that ensure the highest performing transport network possible.”

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About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.

LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. A leader in integrating multi-vendor, Factory Built NetworksTM, LightRiver is an expert in Tier 1 Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems, and in successfully migrating legacy networks to the next generation. LightRiver delivers unique value across the United States with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking. For more information, please visit

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