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Here is an interresting analysis from Merge & Aquire.

“Juniper Networks®  announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ankeena Networks, a privately-held provider of new media infrastructure technology. Ankeena’s solution delivers online media content at massive scale, while providing a television-like viewing experience for media with dramatically reduced delivery costs. In alignment with Juniper’s vision for the “New Network,” Juniper will integrate Ankeena’s technology into its solutions portfolio to address the rising demand for rich media content while significantly improving the economics of content delivery for service providers. The financial impact of this transaction is expected to be immaterial with consideration at closing of less than $100 million. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As an addition to the Junos® Ready Software business group, Juniper will leverage the Ankeena software to offer high-performance content delivery networking and “3 Screen” media delivery solutions for the next-generation service provider network, capitalizing on the explosive growth of video traffic on both mobile and fixed networks worldwide.

“Juniper’s acquisition of Ankeena reflects our commitment to transforming the experience and economics of networking — in this case by delivering an enhanced TV-like user experience of both fixed and mobile video traffic, while enabling crucial TCO reductions for operators,” said Manoj Leelanivas, executive vice president and general manager, Junos Ready Software at Juniper Networks. “The combination of Ankeena’s new media infrastructure solution with Juniper’s high-performance networking platforms will take our existing partnership to the next level to meet the bandwidth and cost of delivery challenges facing service providers as IP video continues to accelerate. We are excited about Ankeena’s technology and its talented team playing important roles in the future of Juniper Networks.””

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