Coriant is technically a telecommunications company. This is how it is listed due to the kind of technology it produces and works with. However, the networking hardware the company produces can be used anywhere, which is why it is more of a universal brand than anything else. However, it is still important to understand what the company does and what it produces. This way, it is possible to know how it is expanding and why.
Coriant has been an independent company since 2013. It did start out in the mid 90s ad a branch inside of Siemens Optical Networks, although once Siemens went under new ownership, Coriant spun off into its own brand. With over 3,000 employees, it is a larger company that most might know. This is why understand what it does and why CEO Shaygan Kheradpir is so important, especially for anyone in the tech field.
The company focuses and specializes in fiberoptic technology. When it first started up in the mid 90s, this was a rather new field. Most tech companies relied on copper wiring to transmit information throughout the business network. However, that has changed significantly over the last several years as the need for faster data transfers has risen. It is often important to do whatever a company can in order to stay on top of growing data needs. With ever single passing year, technology requirements become more and more important. That is why having all of these different organizations producing fiber optics to improve data transfer speeds is important.
Fiber optics uses either glass or plastic to transmit beams of light. As light can transfer faster than any other signal, it allows for a faster data transfer with more data transferred at the same time.
Shaygan came in as the CEO just after the company spun out from Siemens. While a new CEO to the company, he does have extensive background in the industry as he helped Verizon develop the company’s own fiber optics network FiOS. All of this has gone a long way in building the company and helping him become CEI.