Podcast: Ciena CEO Gary Smith Plans for More Growth

Phil Harvey
The Philter
Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief
12/19/2018



Ciena CEO Gary Smith is still good at sales.

The optical networking company's chief executive, now in his 17th year at the helm, said the dynamic between carriers and vendors has changed over the years. It's now more of a partnership, and having global reach and loyal customers gives Ciena this "flywheel" that keeps delivering positive financial results. (See Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead and Ciena Positioned to Profit From Huawei Backlash Analyst .)

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— Phil Harvey, US News Editor, Light Reading

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