Collaboration with Renowned Factory Built Networks™ Provider to Expand Reach and Availability of Specialized Training and Certifications

LightRiver logoCONCORD, CAMay 11, 2015 LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design and commissioning of Factory Built Networks™, announces today its partnership with Ciena® to become its first North American Ciena-Authorized Learning Provider (ALP). With the success of Ciena’s networking solutions and the subsequent growth in demand for knowledge services, Ciena is partnering with select companies and leveraging the long-standing BizConnect partnership with LightRiver to expand the reach, breadth and availability of Ciena Learning Solutions.

After going through the same rigorous instructor qualification process that Ciena utilizes for its own instructor staff, LightRiver technical instructors will provide Ciena Learning Solutions to their joint customers at the newly built Concord, Calif.,Training Center (fully equipped with Ciena hardware and software needed for hands-on training programs) or at its customers’ locations directly.

“As an Authorized Learning Partner, LightRiver will become a valuable extension of Ciena’s knowledge services capabilities to deliver educational programs in support of Ciena products and technology certifications,” commented Vincent Morin, Vice-President of Global Field Systems Engineering and Knowledge Transfer at Ciena.  “Our goal is to provide LightRiver and all users of Ciena’s solutions the knowledge and insights needed to be operationally successful.”

“This is an exciting advancement for LightRiver,” says Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “With the market intelligence, deep customer knowledge, geographic placement, and technical aptitude gained from years of providing Ciena solutions to our customers, we are now in a perfect position to further expand our offerings of support, which will include Ciena Learning Solutions.”

LightRiver draws on the skills and resources of its highly trained workforce, and best-in-class vendor partners to deliver innovative solutions to the industry’s leading independent network operators. Since being founded in 1998, LightRiver has delivered carrier-grade solutions, certified professional services and premier products to over 100 clients in North America.

Ciena is as an industry leader for network infrastructure and intelligent software solutions. The company also offers a comprehensive services practice. Ciena Learning Solutions is tasked with providing knowledge services in support of customers, partners and employees.

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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 Networks™, 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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