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Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 1

11/21/2011
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DCITDave
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DCITDave,
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12/5/2012 | 4:48:21 PM
re: Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 1


Good interview. Hey, while we're digging up the past: What about this acquisition that almost happened (but didn't?)

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<td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Tellabs/Ciena?</td>
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DCITDave
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DCITDave,
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12/5/2012 | 4:48:13 PM
re: Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 1


Indeed, it was in 1998.&nbsp;


http://www.ciena.com/corporate/news-events/press-releases/TELLABS-AND-CIENA-AGREE-TO-MERGE.html


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baznyankee
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baznyankee,
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12/5/2012 | 4:48:13 PM
re: Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 1


That was the past-pre Gary Smith, even.&nbsp;


Lots of water under the bridge since then and for sure that almost merger would have resulted in a different picture today.&nbsp; Any guesses as to whether or not Tellabs wishes they had gone ahead with it?

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