With 25 years under its belt, Ciena has come a long way from its early days as an optical network startup. In this episode of our Network Insights podcast, veteran telecom reporter Carol Wilson speaks with Gary Smith, Ciena's long-time CEO; Steve Alexander, Ciena's CTO, and Steve Chaddick, one of the company's co-founders, about Ciena's history and plans for the future. The brilliant team behind today's multi-billion-dollar network strategy and technology company reflects on the early days bringing a then un-heard of network technology to market, the trials and tribulations of growing a business through innovation and acquisition during uncertain economic times, and then provides some insight into what the future holds for the telecom industry, and Ciena specifically.

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