At Ciena, "Nothing Has Changed"

That's the word from CEO Gary Smith, who talks about his company's growth in a dismal market, analysts' downgrades, and the war with Nortel and Lucent

Ciena CEO and President Gary Smith keeps in fighting shape. The 40-year-old plays squash and tennis, runs five miles a day, and sweats at the gym two to three times a week. He'll need that conditioning to go the long haul in a battle for market share and survival against telecommunications optical equipment heavyweights Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies.

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