Ciena opens Auckland operation

23 Jun 10

Ciena has officially launched its presence in Australia and New Zealand with new offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

The APAC operation will be led by Anthony Mclachlan who has been named Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific.

“We’ve hit the ground running in this region, maintaining our customer support levels while focusing on de-costing networks by leveraging our leading innovations in high-capacity transport, ethernet-based backhaul and network automation,” Mclachlan explained.

“We’re combining the expertise of the historical Nortel MEN organisation and its local relationships with the Ciena team in the region to create a unified group that is focused on targeting the region’s prominent broadband projects and other new business across vertical industries.”

David McDermott was also named Regional Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.

Both join Ciena through its recent acquisition of the Nortel MEN assets.

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