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Sycamore + NSN Optical = Coriant

Craig Matsumoto
News Analysis
Craig Matsumoto
2/26/2013
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The combined optical networking businesses of Nokia Siemens Networks and Sycamore Networks Inc. have an official name: Coriant. Both businesses were recently acquired by Marlin Equity Partners, for the sum of US$18.75 million (Sycamore) plus who-knows-how-much (Nokia Siemens). Coriant is apparently set to explain its optical plans in March, at OFC/NFOEC. The company has put up the obligatory, minimalist website -- www.coriant.com -- to announce that it's about to announce things like a better website. It also includes an exciting OFC/NFOEC countdown. [Ed. note: The Mayans would be so proud.] The Coriant name has also started showing up on LinkedIn. The big question hanging over Coriant like a cormorant (or maybe a Cormorant) is the continued bleakness in the optical infrastructure business. Even though a new optical cycle is gearing up, margins are still relatively low, and the consensus remains that too many companies are chasing after too few carrier customers. Maybe that can change with the combination of a new generation of coherent 100Gbit/s buildouts and the mania for large data centers. Maybe that's why Marlin sees potential gold in optical networking. For more

— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading
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mark-r
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mark-r,
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2/26/2013 | 10:55:25 PM
re: Sycamore + NSN Optical = Coriant
it is a: black_shouldered_kite
baznyankee
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baznyankee,
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2/26/2013 | 4:53:20 PM
re: Sycamore + NSN Optical = Coriant
Craig,

That picture of "black cormorant" is not a cormorant of any kind.-á It appears to be a bird of prey, such as an osprey.-á
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Craig Matsumoto,
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2/26/2013 | 1:51:50 PM
re: Sycamore + NSN Optical = Coriant
I'm not sure we even know who's running Coriant. And they're sure to have some answer about how they plan to thrive in the optical market. By not saying anything, they've made themselves an early anticipated highlight of OFC.
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