Ericsson Buying Juniper?

10 thoughts on “Ericsson Buying Juniper?”

  1. i’d be very surprised given ericsson is just starting to thrive again after some very tough years. if it did materialize, it may just set off the long-awaited consolidation among the large telecom equipment makers.

  2. On the surface, it looks like a very good move. Cisco has an end-to-end solution now that makes them very strong.

    An Ericsson and Juniper merger would do much the same.

    Excellent move iMO.

  3. I’d say that Ericsson are in the IP fishing, but Juniper is a big fish to land. Still, if you’re going to buy, buy big. My first instinct was that it seemed like a good move for Ericsson, but you’re right about the dilutive effect, though there have been many deals that are more dilutive than this would be.

  4. I’d say that Ericsson are in the IP fishing, but Juniper is a big fish to land. Still, if you’re going to buy, buy big. My first instinct was that it seemed like a good move for Ericsson, but you’re right about the dilutive effect, though there have been many deals that are more dilutive than this would be.

  5. Given all the consolidation in the telecom service provider segment, this was bound to happen and seems like a smart strategy to take on Cisco and low cost Chinese competitors.

  6. Given the trend in the Telecom industry (convergence of wired/wireless/IP) I’d say it is a smart move by Ericsson to buy a company like Juniper. Ericsson has been reluctant to go into the “computer” side of the communications business before, but that is not the case anymore.

    I can’t really say anything about the rumor itself other than it makes sense. I have not heard anything about this except from what’s in the media (I work for Ericsson by the way, but nowhere near where such discussions are going on, so…and even if I HAD heard anything, I wouldn’t be able to comment anyway 😉

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