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About us

We see things differently.
So we build things differently.


We’re a global leader in optical and routing systems, services, and automation software

Our business and culture are built upon three key tenets:

Connected experiences

We build the world’s most adaptive networks to address ever-increasing digital demands for richer, more connected experiences for all users.

Relentless innovation

For three-plus decades, we’ve brought our innate sense of humanity to our relentless pursuit of innovation.

Deep relationships

We prioritize deep, collaborative relationships within our teams, and alongside our customers, partners, and communities—local and global.

Game-changing technology is in our DNA

Men and women outside at a farm

Our culture

At Ciena, the boldest achievements start with our humanity

We design networks that help our customers meet the future — now

Our vision

The world's leading companies rely on Ciena's expertise

Our customers

From the beginning, we've been setting —and resetting — the industry's standards

Our history

Ciena continues to grow through investment and 
market expansion

Our performance

The blending of our deep humanity and relentless innovation is what sets us apart and makes us such a unique place to work.

Company facts


customers worldwide






R&D specialists


Meet the leaders who set our vision and drive us forward

Ciena executives, Bruce Hembree & Rebecca Smith