Coriant is a private telecommunications company that offers intelligent network management solutions. It also offers hardware and software systems for optical transmission of mobile, data and voice networks. The company was originally started on technology that was developed, owned and used by Siemens Optical Networks.
Origin and Development
Merlin Equity Partners purchased Siemens Optical Networks on May, 2013, and named it Coriant. The new company was based in Munich, Germany. Earlier that year, Marlin Equity had acquired Sycamore based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After the launch of Coriant, Marlin decided to expand the market of the telecommunications company to North America.
In December 2013, Marlin acquired another North American company called Tellabs. Tellabs merged with Coriant and became the official United States headquarters located in Naperville, Illinois. Today, Coriant has established itself as a global technological giant offering top notch products and services to institutionally based clients.
Products and Company Operations
Coriant is keen on coming up with new and highly innovative products that cater for the ever-demanding market dynamics.
Today, the company’s products are found in over 100 global states. Its products are used by government agencies, private and publicly held firms, financial institutions, Cable MSOs, mobile service providers, content providers, utility companies and data center operators.
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan Kheradpir is a renowned business and technology leader who has had a widely successful career with over 28 years of experience. He was born in the United Kingdom’s Capital, London. However, he spent his childhood in Iran. His father later moved the family to the United States. After high school, Kheradpir joined Cornell University where he would go on to attain his bachelor’s degree. He later returned for his masters and doctorate degree all in electrical engineering.
Shaygan secured his first job in 1987 at GTE Laboratories where he quickly rose to the position of CIO. When GTE and Bell Atlantic merged in 2000, and Verizon Communications was formed, Shaygan Kheradpir served as president of its e-business division. He later became the company’s Chief Technological Officer. After 10 years, Kheradpir left Verizon and joined Barclays where he would spend his next 3 years. He later worked for Juniper Networks as the CEO and served on the board of Merlin Equity Partners. Today he is the CEO of Coriant.