Commitment to excellence has earned Ciena®
Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, recognition as a
2011 Verizon Supplier Award winner. Honored by Verizon
Communications, a global leader in delivering broadband and other
wireless and wireline communications services, Ciena received the
Supplier Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance in the Network
Ciena was one of only thirteen suppliers to receive a 2011 Verizon
Supplier Award for its work in helping Verizon deliver outstanding
service to its customers during the past year. Verizon's annual award
program recognizes suppliers that not only meet their performance
objectives but exceed them.
Ciena was selected for this prestigious award based on a broad range
of attributes including:
consistently demonstrating technology innovation and leadership;
providing high quality of service;
strong teamwork; and,
enhancing the customer experience.
Ihab Tarazi, Verizon Vice President of Global Network Planning,
presented the award to Ciena on March 26, 2012 at Verizon's Annual
Supplier Summit and Recognition Program event.
"We are incredibly honored to be named Networking Supplier of the Year
for Verizon, a long-standing strategic partner of Ciena. We have been
collaborating with Verizon for more than a decade in the areas of
high-speed transmission, intelligent mesh switching and data
networking, and we look forward to continuing to support Verizon's
efforts to be at the forefront of technological innovation while
meeting the demands on their network efficiently, intelligently and
with superior performance."
- Gary Smith, president &
CEO of Ciena
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide
to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally
change the way they compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings
together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the
flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that
delivers the industry's leading network automation. We routinely post
recent news, financial results and other important announcements and
information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
Note to Ciena Investors
Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and
assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are
based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and
Ciena's actual results could differ materially from those stated or
implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business,
which include the risk factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-Q,
which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March
8, 2012. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena's
expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and
can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate,"
"believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should,"
"will," and "would" or similar words. Ciena assumes no obligation to
update the information included in this press release, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.