Ciena

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company that builds agile networks with automation, openness and scale. Read more

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Ciena

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company that builds agile networks with automation, openness and scale. Read more

Gary B. Smith's photo - President & CEO of Ciena

President & CEO

Gary B. Smith

CEO Approval Rating

84/100

Founded:

1992

Status:

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Huawei is seen as one of Ciena's biggest rivals. Huawei is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and was founded in 1987. Like Ciena, Huawei also works within the Telecommunications Equipment sector. Huawei generates 3,941% the revenue of Ciena.

Nokia is seen as one of Ciena's top competitors. Nokia was founded in 1865, and its headquarters is in Espoo, Southern Finland. Nokia operates in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment industry. Nokia has 85,656 more employees than Ciena.

Cisco is one of Ciena's top rivals. Cisco is a Public company that was founded in San Jose, California in 1984. Cisco operates in the Telecommunications Equipment industry. Cisco has 71,117 more employees vs. Ciena.

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Ciena Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$3.5B

Ciena's revenue is the ranked 14th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 24B. Over the last four quarters, Ciena's revenue has decreased by 15.3%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $757.1M; in Q4 2020, it was $828.5M; in Q3 2020, it was $976.7M; in Q2 2020, Ciena's revenue was $894.1M.

Ciena Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Centina Systems, Inc.

Oct 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Centina Systems develops a web-based platform that offers network monitoring solutions for IT and retail sectors.
Donriver Inc.

Sep 2018

Source »
undisclosed
DonRiver provides OSS product, development, maintenance and consulting services to telecommunication sector.
Packet Design, LLC

May 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Packet Design develops a network performance management platform that offers service monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting solutions.
TeraXion, Inc.

Jan 2016

Source »
$32M
TeraXion designs and manufactures photonic products for fiber-optic communication, fiber lasers and optical sensing applications.
Cyan, Inc.

May 2015

Source »
$400M
Cyan is a telecommunications firm that provides optical networking hardware and packet-optical solutions.

These are all the companies that Ciena has acquired. Ciena has acquired 17 companies and its latest acquisition was Centina Systems, Inc. in Oct 2019. Centina Systems develops a web-based platform that offers network monitoring solutions for IT and retail sectors.

Ciena Funding History

Since Ciena was founded in 1992, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Ciena has raised $115.0M. Ciena's funding round was on Feb 1997 for a total of $115.0M

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FUNDING DATE

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IPO
Feb 1997
$115M
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Since Ciena was founded in 1992, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Ciena has raised $115.0M. Ciena's funding round was on Feb 1997 for a total of $115.0M

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These are all the companies that Ciena has invested in. Ciena has invested 17 companies and its latest investment was Centina Systems, Inc. in Oct 2019. Centina Systems develops a web-based platform that offers network monitoring solutions for IT and retail sectors.

Ciena News

April 16, 2021FierceTelecom

Ciena touts 800G, preps ZR pluggable

Ciena touts 800G, preps ZR pluggable martha Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:55... See more »
April 9, 2021MarketScreener

Coherent Pluggables Chalk Talk

(marketscreener.com) Coherent pluggables Chalk Talk Dino DiPerna VP R&D, Optical Technology & Packet-... See more »
April 8, 2021Infra Buddy

Telxius partners Ciena to provide managed spectrum on Marea, Dunant transatlantic submarine cables, Telecom News, ET Telecom

NEW DELHI: Neutral telecom infrastructure operator Telxius on Wednesday partnered with networking sys... See more »
March 26, 2021Telecompaper

Colt tests 600G wavelength in live long-haul network trial in Japan with Ciena

(Telecompaper) Colt Technology Services has announced it has provisioned 600G wavelengths in Japan. C... See more »
March 25, 2021Telecompaper

Zayo upgrades Dublin-Amsterdam network with Ciena WL5e

(Telecompaper) Zayo announced the deployment of Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) technology between... See more »
March 24, 2021Telecom Ramblings

Aqua Comms Upgrades With Ciena

The Irish-based subsea cable provider Aqua Comms has upgraded its transatlantic cable systems with s... See more »
March 14, 2021MarketScreener

Investor Presentation - Spring 2021

(marketscreener.com) Ciena Corporation Spring 2021 Forward-looking statements and non-GAAP measures I... See more »

Ciena Press Releases

February 1, 2021Business Wire

Ciena Improves Network Connectivity in Vietnam With FPT Telecom

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FPT Telecom Joint Stock Company (FPT Telecom), a telecommunications pr... See more »
November 16, 2020Business Wire

NTT Com to Rollout Ciena's Optical Technology that Enables First 800G for Data Center Interconnect in Japan

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ciena announced that NTT Com will deploy a single-wave 800G line speed... See more »
November 5, 2020Business Wire

Ciena to Webcast Financial Community Event

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ciena® Corporation announced its expected participation in the followi... See more »
August 13, 2020Business Wire

Ciena Announces Reporting Date and Web Broadcast for Fiscal Third Quarter Results

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HANOVER, Md. - August 13, 2020 - Ciena® Corporation expects to announc... See more »
July 21, 2020Business Wire

Spark Starts Roll out of New Faster, 'Self Healing' Network Technology

HANOVER, Md. & AUCKLAND, New Zealand--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spark starts roll out of new faster, 'self hea... See more »
June 24, 2020PressReleasePoint

GlobalNet Deploys Russias First 800G Network with Cienas WaveLogic 5

GlobalNet , a leading telecommunications company in Russia, recently upgraded its flexible grid netwo... See more »

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Ciena Headquarters

7035 Ridge Road

Hanover, Maryland21076

800-921-1144

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Ciena Summary

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Overview

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company that builds agile networks with automation, openness and scale. Ciena was founded in 1992. Ciena's headquarters is located in Hanover, Maryland, USA 21076. It has raised 115.0M in 1 round. ...

CEO

Ciena's President & CEO, Gary B. Smith, currently has an approval rating of 84%. Ciena's primary competitors are Huawei, Nokia & Cisco.

Website

ciena.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Ciena

  1. When was Ciena founded?

    Ciena was founded in 1992
  2. Who is Ciena's CEO?

    Ciena's CEO is Gary B. Smith
  3. How much revenue does Ciena generate?

    Ciena generates $3.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Ciena have?

    Ciena has historically raised $115M in funding
  1. Where is Ciena's headquarters?

    Ciena's headquarters is in Hanover Maryland, USA
  2. How many employees does Ciena have?

    Ciena has 6,383 employees
  3. What sector does Ciena operate in?

    Ciena is in Telecommunications Equipment, Telecommunication Services
  4. Who are Ciena's competitors?

    Ciena's top competitors are Huawei, Nokia, Cisco