Coriant Counts on NSN's Optical Strengths
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC/NFOEC -- Coriant, the private company being built around the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) optical business, doesn't technically exist yet. NSN's deal to sell that business to Marlin Equity Partners has to close first, and that's due to happen by July. In the meantime, though, Coriant is using OFC/NFOEC to introduce itself to analysts and the media. The company set up shop, so to speak, in a boardroom on the fourth floor of the Anaheim Hilton on Monday. Light Reading snagged the first interview appointment and, with it, the first Coriant business card ever handed out by Herbert Merz, the NSN executive who's designated as Coriant's president and CEO.
Merz signed his historical business card, on the condition we wouldn't sell it on eBay
Coriant's lead team -- or, they will be, once Coriant gets going. From left: Uwe Fischer, Patrick DiPietro and Herbert Merz