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Ciena's Is a Turnaround Stock That Investors Should Consider

July 28, 2014 | About:

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has at last left its weakness behind. The systems administration supplies organization was in troubled times several months back because of several factors. Dubious infrastructure spending, an analyst minimization, and negative vibes from industry bellwether and adversary Cisco (CSCO) hosed the mind-set in the industry, pressuring Ciena's shares. Presently, it has made a dynamite rebound.

Back with a blast

At the point when Ciena posted its second-quarter results in the first week of June, it shot up 18%. The organization's top and bottom lines thrashed analysts estimates comprehensively, and a sizzling viewpoint improved the situation further.

Optical-organizing development

The organization is seeing strong request in the optical-rigging systems administration showcase as its biggest customer, At&t, is revealing a fiber system. At&t accounts 20% of Ciena's revenue, so its optical products should be in great interest going ahead.

As of late, At&t affirmed that it is planning to take off fast fiber Internet integration across 100 cities in 21 metros. The service will be known as At&t U-verse With Gigapower, and puts it in immediate rivalry with Google, which is now busy revealing a fiber system.

At&t aims to convey broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This is 100 times faster than current broadband speeds. This sounds like an aggressive organization, and since Ciena has a history of supplying optical systems administration apparatus to At&t, it should profit from the Gigapower initaitive. At&t uses Ciena's 6500 parcel optical stage for the arrangement of its metro services as of now, and this item should pick up more footing with the fiber-to-the-home infrastructure fabricate.

Ciena is seeing a shift in the spending example. As per the organization, carriers are allotting more plan to optical solutions with a specific end goal to make new revenue producing services. As such, Ciena has had the capacity to stretch its relationship with Tier 1 customers since it provides solutions such as transporter oversaw services, and applications such as cloud services, server farm interconnection, and so forth.

SDN prospects

Ciena is also taking a gander at software-characterized systems administration (SDN) for development. The organization is in partnership with several key players in the industry to create an open ecosystem of virtualized resources. Case in point, it is working with Ericsson to create SDN control software and with Brocade to empower on-interest provisioning in server farms.

In the event that Ciena succeeds in the SDN market, it can hit gold. The SDN business is relied upon to be worth $3.5 billion by 2018, developing at a yearly rate of almost 62%. Success in this business sector will help Ciena go one-up against Cisco, which is making a decent attempt to battle the SDN risk.

The reception of software-based networks is debilitating sales of Cisco fittings, as SDN could be actualized on cheaper organizing gear.

Cisco is currently attempting to present to its own particular standard, Opflex, for SDN applications. Nonetheless, because the rest of the industry is now on the Openflow convention, Cisco is going against the stream. Ciena's products support the Openflow convention, so it is on the right group and can show improvement over Cisco in this division going ahead.


After a period of sluggishness, Ciena is again with a blast. The trends in the optical-organizing industry are positive and Ciena's attempts to make a move into the SDN business sector are excellent. As such, the systems administration gear creator should keep doing great going ahead and rise to new highs.

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