Ciena's quarterly loss widens

Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:08am EST

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Network equipment maker Ciena Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss as revenue from the packet optical-transport and packet-optical switching businesses fell.

Net loss widened to $38.8 million, or 39 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, from $22.3 million, or 23 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 2 percent to $465.5 million.