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2710 Sand Hill Road, Suite 200
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Ciena (CIEN) is a broad-based provider of networking and telecommunications equipment to more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries, including nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest service providers, global enterprises, research and education institutions and other essential government agencies. Ciena had an initial public offering in 1997.

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