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We see things differently.

So we build things differently.

We are Ciena

Ciena is a global leader in optical and routing systems, services, and automation software. We build the world’s most adaptive networks to address ever-increasing digital demands for richer, more connected experiences for all users. For three-plus decades, we’ve brought our innate sense of humanity to our relentless pursuit of innovation. We prioritize deep, collaborative relationships within our teams, and alongside our customers, partners, and communities—local and global.

Our Purpose is
to bring humanity to innovation

Gary Smith, CEO

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

A history of leadership

From the beginning, we’ve been setting—and resetting—the industry’s standards. Our deeply collaborative relationships with customers and partners fuel our relentless drive to innovate.


Our vision

With a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, we build networks that help them meet the future—now. In a world of ever-increasing demand and expectations, Ciena’s Adaptive Network™ grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day—to meet whatever is coming tomorrow.

The Adaptive Network

Our customers

Our breakthrough technology, collaborative style, and end-to-end expertise enable our customers and partners to thrive. We’re a technology company that’s rooted in people. More than just an approach, it’s the core of who we are.


Our culture

At Ciena, even the boldest achievements are made through the lens of humanity. Our deep commitments to diversity and belonging, social impact, wellbeing, and sustainability empower our people to improve their lives and lift those around them.


Our performance

We continue to invest across our business, backed by our strong market and financial position, and are poised for higher growth to remain a leader that takes share and grows faster than the market.


Company facts

1600+ customers worldwide
2000+ patents
8000+ employees
3300+ R&D specialists

Meet the leaders

who boldly set our vision and drive us forward

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