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Juniper refreshes its core, edge and metro offerings to support 5G

Juniper has leapt on the truth that it will not be enough for operators to upgrade their radio and core networks to support 5G – to get the full benefits, and justify the cost, they will have to transform their whole platform, including fixed-line xHaul and digital infrastructure. This is the way for a company with no cellular presence to jump on the 5G bandwagon and try to increase its footprint within some of its existing operator customers, or secure new ones. Juniper and Cisco (see below) have both been under pressure in their service provider businesses, partly because of the recent years of slowdown in telco capex. 5G may bring new opportunities, but they are faced with an increasingly…

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