Ciena Withdraws from OFC & Capacity Middle East 2020
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is cancelling its plans to exhibit and participate at the upcoming Capacity Middle East 2020 event, scheduled to take place March 2-5 in Dubai, and the upcoming OFC 2020 event, scheduled to take place March 9-11 in San Diego, in both cases due to growing concerns about and the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“We have made the decision to cancel our participation in all industry events for the next 30 days in order to safeguard the well-being of our employees, customers and partners. Although we are disappointed that we cannot continue with these events as planned, as they are important benchmarks for the industry, we believe this is the right decision under the circumstances and we look forward to participating in future events,” stated Gary Smith, president & chief executive officer, Ciena.
As a matter of practice, Ciena takes appropriate precautions to ensure that its employees and business are protected from and prepared to address unforeseen circumstances that may affect normal operations. In response to the novel coronavirus concerns, Ciena has implemented preventative measures to safeguard its people and is adhering to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) standard recommendations for reducing risk and exposure.
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create the Adaptive NetworkTM in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.
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