2012 - Ciena's #1 North American Solution Provider Partner of the Year

CenturyLink was named the 2012 Partner of the Year by Ciena.

CenturyLink was honored for its deployment of new managed services in 2012, including its Professional Network Operations Center (ProNOC) offering. ProNOC is a comprehensive network management, technology and maintenance solution that allows enterprise customers to focus on their core business priorities and avoid costly IT resource investments.

"CenturyLink is honored to be named Ciena's Partner of the Year in 2012 and the North American Solution Provider Partner of the Year for the previous four years," said Kenny Wyatt, CenturyLink senior vice president of business solutions. "This honor validates our commitment to finding solutions that can help businesses grow and be more productive. Together with Ciena, we are delivering the right combination of services that can help our customers achieve success."

"CenturyLink has been a great partner," said Nigel Williams, vice president of worldwide channels and strategic alliances, Ciena. "They leveraged Ciena's BizConnect partner program to help identify and address each customer's networking and technology needs."