LightRiver Technologies becomes first North American Ciena-authorised learning provider

12 May 2015 |


LightRiver Technologies has announced a partnership with Ciena which it said makes it the first North American Ciena-authorised learning provider.

LightRiver technical instructors will provide Ciena Learning Solutions to their joint customers at their newly-built training centre in Concord, California or at their customers’ locations.

Ciena is partnering with select companies and leveraging the long-standing BizConnect partnership with LightRiver to expand the reach and availability of Ciena Learning Solutions.

“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.”

According to Vincent Morin, VP of global field systems engineering and knowledge transfer at Ciena, LightRiver will become a “valuable extension” of Ciena’s knowledge services capabilities to deliver educational programmes in support of its products and technology certifications.

“Our goal is to provide LightRiver and all users of Ciena’s solutions the knowledge and insights needed to be operationally successful,” said Morin.