Monday, September 7, 2009

Juniper + NSN Carrier Ethernet Joint Venture Moves Ahead

The Carrier Ethernet joint venture between Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks has cleared regulatory reviews. The company has been incorporated in Amsterdam under the name "Carrier Ethernet Solutions B.V." and 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 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.