Innovation in the telecom industry is accelerating. Networks need to adapt quickly to the changing capacity requirements and applications demands. These requirements include faster provisioning, deployment, and upgradeability for network services. Automation is a key element in all of these requirements. In a recent webinar produced with Light Reading, Kevin Sheehan, Ciena’s CTO of the Americas, looked into how providers are utilizing Ciena’s vision for the Adaptive Network to go beyond mere automation. This document features case studies from three of these providers.