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 these products. Its Packet Networking segment provides the 3000 family of service delivery switches and service aggregation switches, the 5000 family of service aggregation switches, 8700 Packetwave Platform, and its Ethernet packet configuration for the 5410 Service Aggregation Switch.
The company’s Optical Transport segment transports voice, video, and data traffic at high transmission speeds. Its principal products include the 4200 Advanced Services Platform, Corestream Agility Optical Transport System, 5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform, Common Photonic Layer, and 6100 Multiservice Optical Platform. Its Software and Services segment offers the SDN multilayer WAN controller, network functions virtualization platform, and network level software applications; the OneControl Unified Management System, an integrated network and service management software; and the ON-Center Network & Service Management Suite, Ethernet Services Manager, and Optical Suite Release. This segment also provides consulting, network design, installation and deployment, maintenance support, and training services. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels to network operators.
Ciena Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.
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