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Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Despite the economic downturn and an 11 percent drop in second-quarter revenue, Juniper decided not to cut back on its research and development.

Global HQ: Sunnyvale, California, US Website: www.juniper.net

Global leader: Kevin Johnson, CEO

Local leader: Adam Judd, senior VP, Asia-Pacific

Core business: Network security, performance solutions, telecoms

Revenue: US$3.6 billion (FY08 ended December 31)

Key customers: Telecom New Zealand, Daewoo, Interac, Philadelphia Stock

Exchange, Bangchack Petroleum, Frankfurt University, Ericsson

Employees: 7000

Despite the economic downturn and an 11 percent drop in second-quarter revenue, Juniper decided not to cut back on its research and development.

Instead, the networking specialist slashed costs, including senior executives’ salaries, to support its worldwide research budget of about $800 million.

Another reason for Juniper to feel bullish is its network operating system, JUNOS, which uses a single code base for switching, routing and security.

This year, Juniper announced updates to its partnerships with IBM and Nokia Siemens Networks. As an extension of its two-year partnership with IBM, Juniper entered into an OEM agreement with the company to increase its market presence across the globe.

Juniper and Nokia Siemens Networks announced an enhancement to their partnership, with plans to deliver a fully interoperable carrier Ethernet solution intended to provide resilient access and aggregation for service

providers worldwide. Jack Loo

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