Coriant and New CEO, Kheradpir

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Coriant was formed in March 2013. On May 6th the same year, they became independent from Nokia Siemens Networks under Marlin Equity Partners. The company sells hardware and software for optical transmission in the backbone network of mobile network, voice and data. Their products are hiT 7300 for optical multiplexing DWDM over fiber optic cables, hiT 710 for electrical cross connection of optical paths and hiT 70xx for “multi service provisioning”. They also have software products for management and planning are TNMS for network management and Transnet or Transconnect for network planning.

Coriant recently tapped Shaygan Kheradpir, the former Juniper CEO and Verizon Veteran to become Coriant’s new CEO. He holds a Ph.D., masters and Bachelor’s in Engineering from Cornell University. Kheradpir has worked with the senior management team as operating partner at Marlin Equity partners earlier in 2015.

With 28 years of experience, the telecom industry veteran has already proven to be a leader who already has industry, business and operational experience. His expertise will be particularly useful as the demand for data-intensive end-user applications drives expanded market opportunities. This includes 100G to multiterabit metro and long haul transport deployments, cloud infrastructure build-outs and hyper-scale data centre. He will also deal with mobile backhaul upgrades underlying the evolution to 4G and 5G.

Coriant has proven to be a top supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operation in more than 100 countries. Their customers are 9 out of the top 10 rated global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers. They also provide services such as cloud providers, government agencies and enterprises. They have managed to serve as the resilient foundation for billions of dollars in end-user service revenue.

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