Ciena Corporation's (NASDAQ:CIEN) proprietary Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing optics technology, a communications network product that carries and aggregates data, can obtain speeds of up to 100 Gigabytes per second, a first, and the fastest current speed in the world. The company specializes in transitioning legacy communications networks to converged, next generation architectures, capable of delivering a broader mix of high-bandwidth services.
Governments worldwide, including the United States, have been researching and proposing plans for nationwide broadband access. In addition, a large increase in internet traffic due to online video and file sharing has forced broadband carriers like AT&T to upgrade its network technology. As Ciena's products achieve the fastest speeds currently available worldwide, it stands to benefit from network upgrades. Still, economic conditions, such as a decline in GDP has forced many carriers to scale back expansion. (Read more at Wikinvest )