| New York Stock Exchange: CIEN
Ciena Corp. provides communications networking equipment, software and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation and management of voice, video and data traffic. The company operates its business through four segments: Packet-Optical Transport, Packet-Optical Switching, Carrier Ethernet Solutions and Software and Services. The Packet-Optical Transport segment includes optical transport solutions that increase network capacity and enable more rapid delivery of a broader mix of high-bandwidth services. The Packet-Optical Switching segment includes an optical switching platform that enables automated optical infrastructures for the delivery of a wide variety of enterprise and consumer-oriented network services. The Carrier Ethernet Solutions segment includes products support the access and aggregation tiers of communications networks and have principally been deployed to support wireless backhaul infrastructures and business data services. The Software and Services segment includes the Ciena One software suite, including OneControl, the integrated network and service management software designed to automate and simplify network management, operation and service delivery Ciena was founded by Patrick H. Nettles in November 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, MD.