Software defined networking (SDN) may be the talk of the town, but as providers try to figure out how to use it in their networks, it could dampen near-term opportunities for the largest router/switching vendors, says Infonetics Research.
BARCELONA, Spain--Attendees at this year's Mobile World Congress were treated to a plethora of announcements and discussions regarding all varieties of network virtualization, so much so that the show seems to have morphed into the Virtual World Congress even if it is not rebranded as such.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia Solutions and Networks is getting deeper into IP routing via a partnership with Juniper Networks, said Rajeev Suri, NSN's CEO, during a press event here prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress. However, he appeared to downplay rumors that the two had discussed some sort of merger pact.
Facing pressure from activist shareholder Elliot Management, Juniper Networks unveiled a new integrated operating plan (IOP) that includes cutting $160 million in operating costs by the first quarter of 2015 and returning capital to shareholders over the next three years.
A merger between Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Juniper Networks would be a good idea since it would provide for greater scale in the increasingly competitive fixed and mobile communications equipment market, one analyst has reportedly said.
Nokia is thinking of combining its Nokia Solutions and Networks division with Juniper Networks to get a stronger foothold in the U.S. network equipment market, according to a report in Germany's Manager Magazin Online.
Wireless backhaul growth is set to become a revenue haven for edge router vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
Changes in network usage and technology are creating opportunities and threats for network infrastructure vendors, including carrier routing and switching and optical transport systems vendors.
Juniper Networks reported that fourth-quarter 2013 earnings rose 12 percent year-over-year to $1.3 billion, slightly beating its guidance of $1.20 billion to $1.23 billion due to a rise in service provider and enterprise sales.
Juniper Networks is facing pressure from activist shareholder Elliot Management, which wants the vendor to reduce costs and return more money to shareholders, according to a SEC filing.