Networking vendor, Juniper has opened a new Melbourne office and will add about 50 more staff.
The new facility was officially opened by Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips.
It will provide more support for Juniper’s partners and help expand its customer base in telecommunications and financial markets.
“Together with our partners – who account for every dollar that Juniper earns here – we're making the most of some good opportunities that are presenting themselves around the National Broadband Network (NBN) and enterprises' need for more scalable, flexible and secure networking infrastructure,” Juniper A/NZ vice-president, Mark Iles, said.
“Melbourne is the heart of the Australian financial industry and; therefore, key to our goal of increasing penetration in this sector, where we are already making headway with some of Australia’s largest banks.
"We obviously hope to build on that, which is one of the key reasons why we're moving forward with this investment in the economy of Victoria and a plan to nearly double our local headcount.”
Iles previously told ARN about his growth strategy, which included plans to attract more regional partners in areas such as Victoria, Queensland, WA and NSW.