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September 04, 2015 3:39 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Ciena Corporation

Company Overview

Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. The company’s Converged Packet Optical segment offers networking solutions optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, OTN switching, and packet switching. Its products comprise the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, CoreDirector Multiservice Optical Switches, and OTN configuration for the 5410 Reconfigurable Switching System. This segment also sells operating system software and enhanced software features embedded in each of th...

7035 Ridge Road

Hanover, MD 21076

United States

Founded in 1992

5,108 Employees

Phone:

410-694-5700

Fax:

410-694-5750

Key Executives for Ciena Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $788.1K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 64
Total Annual Compensation: $450.6K
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Field Operations
Age: 49
Total Annual Compensation: $463.7K
Senior Vice President of Global Products Group
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $420.5K
Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President and Member of Technology Advisory Council
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $400.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ciena Corporation Key Developments

Ciena Corporation Appoints Joe Marsella as Chief Technology Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ciena has appointed Joe Marsella as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he will lead a talented group of engineers and developers in driving Ciena's expansion in the region. By providing strategic counsel to Ciena customers and partners, Joe will also provide strategic counsel to Ciena customers and partners to help them transform their networks through key technologies such as software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to enable agility, innovation, and differentiation in service offerings while lowering overall network costs. Prior to this new role, Joe served in several capacities within Ciena; most recently as the Senior Director Product Line Management, responsible for the software strategy of Ciena's Agility software portfolio, now part of Ciena Blue Planet.

Ciena Announces Deployment of its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform by SK Telecom

Ciena announced the deployment of its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform by SK Telecom. Under this deployment, financial details of which were not available, SK Telecom will upgrade its nationwide infrastructure to deliver wireless services as well as enhanced wireline business and consumer broadband offerings. Reportedly, SK Telecom's business and customers will benefit from extremely high-availability, high-capacity and flexible services that are essential for the cloud and other high-bandwidth, web-scale applications, such as those required for streaming video.

Ciena Upgrades SK Telecom’s Network with Advanced Packet Optical Platform

Ciena’s Packet-Optical Platform is being deployed by SK Telecom as it upgrades its nationwide infrastructure to deliver wireless services as well as enhanced wireline business and consumer broadband offerings. SK Telecom’s business and customers will benefit from extremely high-availability, high-capacity and flexible services that are essential for the cloud and other high-bandwidth, web-scale applications, such as those required for streaming video.

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