Coriant is the core for innovative and dynamic networking solutions. This company has provided network operators with a fast changing and cloud-enabled business atmosphere. It has enabled network operators to simplify operations, and improve the utilizations of multilayer network resources. It is the final destination for all global leading network operators. The company has spread its roots in over 100 countries and supplied Tier 1 communications service providers, cloud providers, enterprises and government agencies.
It was formed in 2013; the parent company was Marlin Equity. Before becoming an independent company, it was owned by Nokia Siemens Networks. It utilizes technology from various companies including sycamore, Siemens and Tellabs Networks.
What it offers
Coriant offers a broad range of products to various networking and communication industries globally. Some of the companies it services include: service providers, banking and finance firms, utility network operators, educational institutions and government agencies to mention a few. The company offers a variety of products as well; they include intelligent networking management, MSPP, and Ethernet. Also, they have a proven record of providing multi-layer packet optical and IP transport.
The company is headed to another level of networking advancement by engaging the services of Juniper former CEO and Verizon veteran Shaygan Kheradpir. Before this, Shaygan was part of Cordiant’s senior managers as an operating partner. Shaygan is a 55-year-old telecom veteran; he was a key executive at Verizon and GTE. He was instrumental in helping Telco roll out its FiOS FTTH service program that included a capital investment of $20 billion.
About Shaygan Kheradpir the new CEO
Born in 1960 in London, Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s; master’s a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He started his career in GTE Laboratories where he worked on network routing, management, and control. When GTE merged with Bell to form Verizon Communications, he served as the president of the company’s e-business division and later became the first CIO/CTO. In 2011, Kheradpir joined Barclays as Chief Operating Officer before joining Juniper as CEO in 2014.
As Coriant CEO, He is faced with the challenge of growing against a group of competitors like Alcatel –Lucet Ciena, Cisco, and Infinera. The company recorded a decline of 11 percent in its revenue. His tasks as the new CEO will be to drive new cells of its equipment to meet service providers’ 100G, mobile backhaul upgrade to accommodate 4G upcoming 5G deployments.