Juniper Launches Tech Centre In Bangalore

Bangalore: | Updated: Sep 26 2003, 05:30am hrs
Mumbai-based Juniper Networks has opened its new technical centre at Bangalore. This is the fourth such centre for company, which has a staff strength of 1,500 worldwide, and will employ 27 engineers. The new facility would handle the testing and software development activities of the company, according to Juniper Networks executive vice-president for product development, Ashok Krishnamurthi.

Speaking at a press meet, Mr Krishnamurthi said, The Bangalore centre will emerge as the technical hub for our Asia Pacific activities. The core activities here will include the testing and software development for our equipment.

The companys customer service director for Asia Pacific, Paul McNulty, said that the firm was planning to expand its technical certification programme targeted at IP engineers in India.

The company, Mr McNulty said, was currently looking for training partners for the same in India.

According to Mr Krishnamurthi, Juniper Networks has over 19 customers in India including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Data Access, BSES Telecom, Dishnet DSL and HCL Infinet, among others.