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Accelerating Ciena delivers first order. (Ciena Corp.)

COLUMBIA, Md. - To visit Ciena Corp. is to get caught up in a company in motion, to experience that thrilling sensation that only a new corporation ascending into a wildly successful product area can provide.

Ciena executives were exuberant - but bleary eyed from getting the company's first major order out the door the night before - when FON Senior Editor C. David Chaffee visited their new facilities here April 24.

The company appears to be in that magical time when it is out front of the larger manufacturers with a product that officials there believe is leading a new market sector. Ciena's MultiWave 1600 allows carriers to take signals from 16 fiber pairs and put them onto one fiber pair - thereby allowing them to reuse the other 15 fiber pairs. …

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