Juniper Networks Romania, a company controlled by the American group Juniper Networks, one of the world’s largest suppliers of telecom equipment, has received the approval of the Bucharest authorities to use technologies, equipment and software in information and communication infrastructures of national interest, as well as in 5G networks in Romania.
Considering the Decision of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) no. 8 of 7.02.2022 regarding the compliant approval of the documentation related to 5G infrastructure equipment submitted by Juniper Networks, PM signed on Friday, April 1, 2022, the decision by which this company practically receives the authorization to participate in the construction of future 5G networks in Romania.
Juniper Networks Inc. is one of the world’s largest suppliers of telecommunications equipment. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Juniper Networks reported revenue of more than $ 4.4 billion in 2020 and had 9,950 employees in 120 locations in 50 countries.
Juniper Networks Romania SRL is controlled by Juniper Networks International BV (95% of the share capital – based in the Netherlands) and Juniper Networks (Nominesss Limited – 5% based in the United Kingdom), according to data from the Trade Register consulted by HotNews.ro .
Juniper Networks Romania registered in 2020 a turnover of over 2.8 million lei and a net profit of 82,263 lei, with an average number of 7 employees. The company has not yet submitted the situation for 2021.
Three other companies have so far obtained CSAT approval for 5G networks: Starc4Sys, R.O Security Company and Concept Electronics.
Starc4Sys is the first provider to receive the approval of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) for the use of technologies, equipment and software in information and communication infrastructures of national interest, as well as in 5G networks in Romania, according to a decision of 7 January 2022. This is the first opinion obtained under the 5G law enacted last year, an act that could exclude the Chinese from Huawei from the country’s telecom networks.
Subsequently, two other companies received CSAT authorization, namely the R.O. and Concept Electronics Security Company.
The security company R.O provides security services and alarm systems including for the Embassy of the State of Israel and Leumi Bank, while Concep Electronics provides IT equipment and has several contracts with STS, SCM and ministries.
The equipment and programs of a 5G manufacturer that does not obtain the CSAT approval can only be used for 5 years in the core of telecom networks, and the rest of the equipment for 7 years. The adoption of this law is one of the conditions for the launch of 5G, through which the state hopes to attract over 500 million euros.
According to the law, the authorization of 5G equipment and software manufacturers is granted by decision of the Prime Minister, based on the assent of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT), within 4 months from the date of the request.