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Celebrating 25 years of innovation

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Ciena turns 25

This year, we turn 25. As we approach the quarter century mark, we're taking a step back to reflect on some of the most important and memorable experiences we've had through the years. It's been one heck of a ride. Join us as we relive the journey.


A look back at Ciena

2017 marks the 25-year anniversary of Ciena's founding in 1992. To celebrate, we look back at the people, pictures and technologies that have made us who we are today.


A Peek Inside Ciena’s New Ottawa Campus and R&D Lab

The Ciena team turned out for a day of celebration as we officially moved into our new 425,000 square foot Ottawa campus.

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Ciena CEO Gary Smith reflects on lessons learned

In this Business Insider article, Ciena CEO Gary Smith looks back on the dot-com boom and bust and discusses his decision-making philosophy for getting through turbulent times.


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Meet Lightworks Lou

Once upon a time, Ciena had a fiber-loving, LightSaber-wielding mascot named Lightworks Lou. Learn more about our old optical networking guru in the Ciena Community.

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Share your memories

Do you have memories of the early years at Ciena? Let us know. And if you have pictures we'd love to see them.

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