Commitment to excellence over the past year has earned Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the network specialist, recognition as a 2011 AT&T Supplier Award winner for its support of affiliates of AT&T*, one of the world’s leading data, voice, wireless and Internet services providers.
“We are proud of our long-standing tradition of providing unparalleled, innovative products and services to our business and residential customers,” said Tim Harden, president of AT&T Supply Chain and Fleet Operations. “We’re successful on that front in large part thanks to extraordinary suppliers like Ciena that consistently go above and beyond, exceeding our expectations and helping exceed those of our customers as well.”
Ciena was one of only seven suppliers to receive the 2011 AT&T Supplier Award for its work in helping AT&T deliver outstanding service to its customers during the past year. Ciena was recognized for its contributions across a broad scope of criteria including cost management solutions, teamwork, customer service, product and service performance, diversity results and sustainability.
“We are incredibly honored to be the only networking equipment provider to receive this recognition from AT&T, a long-time strategic partner of Ciena,” said Gary Smith, president & CEO at Ciena. “Our technology collaboration encompasses all aspects of our next-generation portfolio – from Carrier Ethernet solutions to intelligent global mesh initiatives to metropolitan and long-haul optical transport – and we look forward to continued success in supporting AT&T’s delivery of innovative communications services to the marketplace.”
As part of its annual Supplier Award Program, AT&T took out a half-page ad in the April 19 edition of The Wall Street Journal to publicly thank the selected companies.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
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