Ciena opens new office in Mumbai

DQW Bureau
17 May 2011


Ciena Corporation,

recently inaugurated its new office in Mumbai with the objective of

strengthening the company's global presence and increasing its

customer base in India, a strategic target market for the company.

The fully-functioning office hosts a team dedicated to meet the

next-generation network infrastructure needs of service providers and

enterprises across the country. These operations are being led by

Ryan Perera, country head-global field organization, India Ciena.

Perera joined Ciena through its acquisition of Nortel's Metro

Ethernet Networks (MEN) business in March 2010.

The expanded operations

aim to build on Ciena's existing commercial activities in the

country by providing for more intimate customer relationships and

support for the company's advanced products and services with

customers in India. The new office in Mumbai supports Ciena's

long-term strategic plan for the Indian market and builds upon the

existing research and development centre in Gurgaon, which is the

company's largest R&D facility outside of North America with

more than 300 network specialists.

Speaking on the

inauguration, Mike Aquino, senior VP-global field operations, Ciena

said, “Ciena began with the mission to radically change the

economics of telecommunications networks. Over the years, with

industry-leading innovation and superior customer service, we've

achieved leadership positions in several high-growth markets,

including optical transport, optical switching and carrier Ethernet

service delivery and aggregation. India is an important growth market

to Ciena for all of these solutions. In fact, for several years

already, our Ciena India R&D facility has been conducting

advanced product development for storage extension, optical

transport, multi-service switching, access and network management for

our customers worldwide. With our new office in Mumbai, we're

better able to leverage that local expertise and deliver specialized

service to customers across the country.”


Ryan Perera, country

head-global field organization, Ciena India added, “With India

being a key growth market in the global economy, we established our

largest R&D centre (outside of North America) in India, which has

been successfully providing support to our customers across the globe

for several years. The Indian telecommunications market continues to

grow exponentially, and we are committed to serving the specific

needs of this important market. For example, we've grown our

customer base in India by offering 3G service-enabling technologies

for a large number of mobile service providers. And, we've deployed

next-generation submarine architectures with innovative technologies

that help customers create and adopt more competitive business models

from depreciated network infrastructure assets.”

Ciena's products and

services portfolio offers best-of-breed solutions focused on

converged optical Ethernet to accelerate the transition to

next-generation network infrastructures. Ciena was first to market

with coherent 40G/100G optical systems for applications such as

metro, long-haul and submarine transport, and has more years of

experience than any other company and the most field deployments

worldwide for that technology. Ciena is also focused on delivering

Carrier Ethernet solutions for mobile backhaul and business Ethernet

services, as well as automated OTN switching combined with control

plane software for resiliency and faster time-to-market.

In the larger Asia Pacific

region, Ciena provides solutions to customers in Australia, New

Zealand, India, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and South

Korea. Globally, the company serves nearly three-quarters of the

world's largest service providers, global enterprises as well as

research and education institutions and other essential government