Coriant, The Optical Networking Company

Coriant is an independent telecommunications company that was established in March of 2013. With its origin in the telecom industry, it is an optical networking vendor that was formed independently of its previous affiliations with Nokia Siemens Networks, which is owned by Marlin Equity Partners. The technology on which this company is based, derives from Siemens Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. The products that this company deliver are Intelligent Network Management, Packet Optical Transport Solutions Integrated Optical Planning Solutions, MSPP (or Multiservice Provisioning Platform) Solutions, Cross Connect/TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) Solutions, Broadband Access and Optical LAN.

Shaygan Kheradpir was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board of Coriant, after briefly joining the private equity firm, Marlin Equity Partners, which is the creating force behind Coriant. Kheradpir was born in London, England, on December 19, 1960, and was raised and educated in Iran and Switzerland. He enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he is accredited with earning a BS, an MS, and a PhD in electrical engineering. He is a well known business and technology executive in Telecommunications.

With Kheradpir’s knowledge and experience in business and technology, he is an asset to Coriant. Coriant will advance under Kheradpir’s leadership due to his interest in the company’s experiences in packet optical and data networking solutions, its foremost technological innovation, their worldwide range, and their ever growing consumer base. As competition intensifies in the market for this kind of technology, a completely new level of innovation and efficiency in operations, network architectures and service creation is needed to enable current customers, and potential ones, with provided optimized networking solutions in automation, service capabilities and programmability. Kheradpir will be instrumental in powering Coriant’s growth strategy and intensified focus on solutions which are a priority to their customers in this highly competitive technological market. Kheradpir will excel at the conception, development and innovation of new solutions which will evolve into new product manifestation and introduction that will accommodate their current customers’ technological needs and maybe acquire more customers, and therefore, expanding their present consumer base.