One of the interesting dynamics that has been taking place over the past year is a rapid wave of consolidation and partnering between top optical and software-related players, hoping to get a piece of the SDN and NFV action. However, none of these vendors are taking the same approach.
Telefónica Spain picked Juniper Networks to deploy a next-generation metro network that consolidates the operator's wholesale, residential and business services in a single end-to-end IP infrastructure.
Juniper Networks is confident that security will be a key revenue driver in the next year for the company as more service providers and enterprise customers purchase its SRX platform and security software.
Juniper Networks would be a good fit for Ericsson if the Swedish infrastructure company decides it needs a large-scale acquisition to fend off a combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, analysts at Credit Suisse said.
Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.
Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.
Juniper Networks has named Jonathan Davidson as its new executive vice president and general manager of Development and Innovation, taking over the role from Rami Rahim, who was recently named CEO.
Shaygan Kheradpir has resigned from his post as CEO of Juniper Networks following a review the company's board of directors made of his conduct related to a negotiation with one of their customers.
Juniper Networks has issued lower Q3 2014 guidance, announcing that it expects revenues of $1.1 to $1.12 billion, down from its previous forecast of $1.15 to $1.2 billion. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company attributes the decline to lower-than-expected service orders from service providers, particularly those in the United States.
Cisco might still be the dominant router vendor in terms of units sold, but its influence appears to be slipping.