Juniper's John Stewart will take the helm of the joint venture, which will pair Juniper routers with Nokia Siemens's carrier Ethernet gear

September 8, 2009

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MUNICH and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, and Nokia Siemens Networks, a leading global enabler of telecommunications services, today announced that they have been granted regulatory approvals to form a joint venture that addresses the Carrier Ethernet market.

The joint venture will offer a Carrier Ethernet solution for mobile backhaul, business and residential broadband networks. Incorporated in Amsterdam under the name 'Carrier Ethernet Solutions B.V.,' the joint venture company will be owned 60 percent by Juniper Networks and 40 percent by Nokia Siemens Networks.

John Stewart, previously vice president and general manager of the Mobility and Circuit Emulation Business Unit at Juniper Networks, will lead the joint venture company as Chief Executive Officer. Ton van den Boom, previously senior manager in finance and control from Nokia Siemens Networks, will take on the role of Chief Financial Officer. The company will also have a supervisory board chaired by Manoj Leelanivas, senior vice president and general manager of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit at Juniper Networks, while Bernd Schumacher, head of Broadband Connectivity Solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks, will serve as vice chairman.

'The Juniper-NSN joint venture will offer the industry's best unified Carrier Ethernet solution from metro access to aggregation, fully interoperable with IP/MPLS core and managed by Nokia Siemens Networks point and click' network management system,' said incoming CEO John Stewart. 'Our customers will be able to leverage the solution to offer new revenue-generating services while lowering transport costs and total cost of ownership. We look forward to offering this powerful solution to new and existing service provider customers.'

The solution will consist of Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet Services Routers and Nokia Siemens Networks' A-series Carrier Ethernet Switches and end-to-end network management system including 'point-and-click' provisioning. The joint venture will integrate these components into a seamless and fully-tested end-to-end solution.

The plans call for the new solutions to be sold by both companies with a targeted introduction date of the first calendar quarter of 2010.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)

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