COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India), the apex industry association representing leading telecom, internet, technology and digital services companies, today welcomed Ciena as an associate member. Ciena is one of the leading telecommunications networking equipment, software, and services suppliers, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, USA. The company started operations in India in 2005, and is a strategic supplier to many network operators in India including many of the country’s top service providers. Further, the company is also a key vendor to many undersea and overland cable consortiums.
Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, welcoming the new member said, “We welcome Ciena on board as an Associate Member. The joint efforts of COAI for the industry and Ciena’s expertise in broadband networks will go a long way in fulfilling the Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s dream of building a digitally empowered nation. Ciena will further benefit by the access to industry licensed operators and awareness of issues pertaining to the telecom industry, in terms of gaining know-how on customer needs, government policies and regulation.”
COAI’s Associate Membership comprises companies that provide applications, manufacture or support the functioning, promotion, research development and evolution of Mobile Communications Services. COAI’s other Associate Members include Accenture, ACT Fibernet, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, Indus Towers, Google India Pvt Ltd, Ericsson India Pvt Ltd, Sterlite Technologies, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Indus Towers Ltd, Nokia Solutions and Networks Pvt Ltd, Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd, ZTE, Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd etc.
Ryan Perera, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena India, is honored to be a part of this key industry association saying, “As India continues to see massive mobile broadband subscriber growth across the country, COAI will play a key role to help examine the opportunity for operators and suppliers alike and also provide strategic direction to shape its future. We look forward to sharing our expertise with all members in showcasing and building more adaptive networks that will support the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative.”