Independent company, Coriant emerged in 2013. Originally from the Transmission Technology department known as Siemens located in Munich, Germany, the technology initially developed has evolved profoundly.
Currently utilizing tech established through Siemens Optical Networks (NSN ON), Sycamore Networks, and Tellelabs, Coriant was initially announced for the OFC/NFOEC. The same year the company emerged, it became independent from Nokia Siemens Networks via new ownership by Marlin Equity Partners. It was expected, and soon after announced, that there would be a greater merger with Sycamore Networks as well. More recently, Marlin Equity Partners announced the merger of Coriant and Tellalabs, the convergence of which became the company known as Coriant.
The company of Coriant revolves around the sale of hardware and software crafted specifically for optics related transmission per the function of a network backbone comprised of data and voice networks, not to mention mobile network infrastructure as well. The primary items produced for sale are the hiT 730, and the hiT 70xx. Software is also sold. Said software includes Transnet for network planning and TNMS for network managing.
The reason for Coriant’s continued relevancy and continued success is due largely to it’s current management. The CEO of Coriant is a business and tech exec named Shaygan Kheradpir, a wildly accomplished and competent man.
Born in London, and raised in Iran, Shaygan Kheradpir eventually moved to the United States for schooling. He attended Cornell, and holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Initially working at GTE Laboratories, he ended up as the president of Verizon Communications’ e-business division and later as Verizon’s CIO/CTO. After spending many fruitful years with Verizon, Shaygan Kheradpir became the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank. Soon after, Kheradpir found himself to be the first tech exec sitting on the executive group at Barclays, becoming the Chief Operations and Technology Officer.
It wasn’t until 2013 that Shaygan Kheradpir became Coriant’s CEO and chairman of the board. There, he is sure to bring his keen innovative eye, and surefire abilities to run a prestige company to the table.
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