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Ciena Completes Acquisitions

Photonics.com
May 2004
LINTHICUM, Md., May 4 -- Ciena Corp. has completed its acquisitions of Catena Networks Inc. and Internet Photonics Inc., which it announced in February (see Photonics.com news, 2/19/04).

The acquisitions add approximately 380 employees to Ciena. Effective immediately, Catena becomes Ciena's Broadband Access Group, led by former Catena CEO Jim Hjartarson; and Internet Photonics becomes part of Ciena's Metro and Enterprise Services Group, led by James Frodsham, who recently joined Ciena after 10 years with Nortel.

Ciena will consolidate its existing Kanata, Ontario, operations into Catena's Kanata facility; and Catena's Research Triangle Park, N.C., operations will be consolidated into Ciena's existing Research Triangle Park facility. Ciena's Red Bank, N.J, operations will be consolidated into Internet Photonics' Shrewsbury, N.J., facility; and Internet Photonics' Marlborough, Mass., operations will be consolidated into Ciena's existing Acton, Mass., facility.

Following these consolidations, Ciena will operate development centers in Alpharetta, Ga.; Linthicum, Md.; Acton, Mass.; Shrewsbury, N.J.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Kanata, Ontario. Ciena previously announced its intent to close its San Jose, Calif., facility by Sept. 30.

For more information, visit: www.ciena.com



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