10 Game-Changing Networking Acquisitions Of 2010


Juniper And Trapeze, November 2010

It was long-rumored and finally realized: Juniper announced plans to acquire Trapeze Networks for $152 million, giving Juniper an in-house play for the cutthroat, competitive wireless LAN market.

Juniper partners were largely encouraged by the deal, while WLAN competitors scoffed at Juniper's viability in such a crowded space. According to Juniper, however, the acquisition is logical for its growth strategy, and it will continue with a "very specific schedule of communication" to partners, as well as limit the number of Juniper partners able to sell the Trapeze portfolio.