By Mark Showalter
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
I am excited to share the news that Infinera has completed the acquisition of Coriant, a global supplier of open network solutions for the largest global network operators. The combination delivers immediate value to our collective customers through a broader portfolio and a stronger service and support team, helping customers reduce total cost of ownership and accelerate time to revenue. This marks a significant milestone for Infinera, now one of the largest fully vertically integrated optical network equipment providers in the world.
Initial feedback from existing Infinera and Coriant customers has been positive – see the press release to read customer commentary. Of course, the real work begins now – integrating the two companies and showing our customers the benefits we can provide as we join forces. The integration planning teams are hard at work, and everyone I’ve met is focused on making our unification a success for our customers as quickly as possible. I’m personally inspired by the degree of collaboration and breadth of the team’s experience as we’ve worked together to reach this point.
I’m honored to welcome the Coriant team to the Infinera family. The future looks brighter as we work together to realize the Infinera vision of delivering an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. Let’s go!