back to article Gin and bear it: Juniper Networks sales down across the board... so, er, 'better than expected'

Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim has said the company will be "focused on delivering a return to growth later this year" amid shrinking revenues and weak product demand for its first quarter of fiscal 2019. Total revenue for the three months ending on 31 March stood at a shade over $1bn, down 7 per cent from the same period …

  1. BogBeast

    Not quite....

    "Before Mist, Juniper didn't offer its own wireless access points, relying instead on partners like Samsung, Ruckus, Aerohive and Aruba."

    Oh yes they did. They have chewed up at least 2 other Wifi companies (Trapeze and another I cant recall). Decent enough products IIRC, until Juniper got to them...

  2. David 132 Silver badge

    Sub-head in sub-par pun shock fracas

    "Hopes to berry woes of slow Q1 '19"

    "Sloe" Q1, shurely?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aye. Doomed. Commodity company with commodity products that aren't Cisco.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I hope they pick up. I like working in JunOS. I haven't had to do much in Cisco or other gear for years. I do wonder if not having updated books for the JNCIA is at least a small barrier to having more people with Juniper certs. People tend to recommend and want to work in OSs they understand.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Its cloud and telcos that are hurting them.

      Most of the big cloud guys are either developing stuff in-house (AWS/Google), using a competitor (Azure) or using open source (Tencent/Alibaba). For the telco's, equipment rollout has slowed significantly since the boom years driven by Internet and mobile - they're back to upgrading pipes rather than wholesale infrastructure upgrades.

      While Juniper are doing well in enterprise at the moment, it's the market most affected by cloud so commodity is likely to kill them.

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