Today, we’re excited to share that for the second year in a row, Juniper Networks is a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services. Moreover, for the third year straight, Juniper® is positioned furthest in “Completeness of Vision” across all vendors evaluated and is the ONLY networking vendor in the Leader’s quadrant. We believe our recognition demonstrates how Juniper is positioned to service both network IT and line-of-business use cases for location services.
Juniper’s unique value proposition delivers scalable and accurate location services that the top retail, healthcare, education and enterprise customers have deployed to deliver personalized user engagement, asset visibility and premium analytics around occupancy and traffic flows for employees, guests, patients and students. Our solutions also leverage our proven, scalable microservices cloud architecture and AI/ML innovations to optimize user experiences and simplify operations across the wireless access, wired access and SD-WAN domains.
An Open, Standards-Based Platform
A reliable and scalable indoor location solution has always been important to B2C key verticals, like healthcare, manufacturing and retail. But post-Covid, we have seen it expand to a “must-have” solution in B2B-carpeted enterprise environments to address problems such as facilities management and improved employee experiences in the new remote work environment. Location solutions now provide invaluable insights to facilities management, security, marketing and various other teams. For indoor location to have such widespread applicability, it must be standards-based and interoperable with open developer APIs on par with outdoor GPS. Juniper is on a mission to drive existing and new location technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), ultra-wide broadband (UWB) and others toward becoming interoperable industry standards.
Using open standards and APIs for full automation and seamless integration with complementary products from our location technology partners, Juniper is making location services 100 percent programmable and continues to enable new use cases across user engagement and asset visibility. We support rich applications through our Marvis™ mobile SDK for easy integration with the next generation of mobile clients and simplify integration of new technologies such as UWB to enable new location services use cases.
Juniper continues its commitment to multiple standardization organizations, pushing new indoor location technologies up the interoperable standards hills. Still, following industry standards alone does not complete the picture for indoor location services.
Along with standards, our APIs and webhooks also allow customers and our ecosystem partners access to location context data, adding value to their applications and the business outcomes leveraging location services. In fact, Juniper is closely partnered with several other companies to enable a myriad of location-based use cases to deliver exceptional value to a range of joint customers.
AI-Driven Location Services
Juniper’s Indoor Location Services offerings, driven by Mist AI™, are transforming the industry and business outcomes by converging Wi-Fi connectivity and virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) location technologies to enable high accuracy location services with scalability, resiliency and flexibility.
Our innovations are removing the friction points to adopting indoor location services because:
- No overlay network required: The convergence of Wi-Fi and vBLE technology eliminates the need for an overlay location network.
- No batteries required: Our patented vBLE technology eliminates the need for battery beacons.
- Simple application development: The Marvis SDK makes it easy to add location functionality to your existing mobile applications.
As companies, schools, stores, factories and other organizations look to strategically expand their businesses in the challenging economy of 2023, indoor location services will continue to provide new and innovative ways of driving business value and enable businesses to compete better and drive their market domination. Furthermore, indoor location services enable Juniper customers and partners to get even more out of their Wireless LAN and IoT infrastructures. Put simply, we believe this is a winning combination that will continue to set Juniper apart from the competition for many years to come.
Juniper was one of the first networking vendors to leverage the cloud and AIOps to make Wi-Fi networks more predictable, reliable and measurable, with self-driving operations that proactively identify and fix issues before users even know they exist. By combining the same cloud and AIOps technology that made Juniper a leader in Wi-Fi with our patented vBLE and location technologies, we deliver a scalable, accurate indoor location platform and eliminated the need for battery-powered beacons. We remain laser-focused on making indoor location services an industry must-have and as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi.
Along with this recognition in the Indoor Location Services, Juniper is also a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, for the third consecutive year. In the 2022 report, Juniper is positioned the furthest in “Completeness of Vision” and highest in “Ability to Execute”.
Additionally, Juniper is the only vendor that is a Leader in both the 2023 Indoor Location Services and 2022 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant™ reports.
We believe our recognition in these two reports make Juniper an ideal choice for enterprises looking to deliver wired, Wi-Fi, IoT and indoor location as a single integrated infrastructure.
Learn more about Juniper Mist’s AI-driven Indoor Location, wireless and wired services:
- Gartner Report: 2023 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global
- Gartner Report: 2022 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
- Visit the Juniper Indoor Location Services page.
- Technologies & Solutions:
- Thought leadership: Virtual BLE (vBLE) Technology
- Research: What is virtual Bluetooth LE (vBLE) technology?
To our teams at Juniper who assisted in achieving this, as well as the customers, partners and analysts who continually put their trust in Juniper’s Experience-First Networking solutions – thank you. I dare to say this is yet another “feather in Juniper’s cap” that we can be truly proud of. It’s another key milestone on our quest to making Wi-Fi and indoor location services ubiquitous elements for enterprises and end users alike.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global, Tim Zimmerman, Annette Zimmermann, 21 February 2023.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, Mike Toussaint, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, December 21, 2022.
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Juniper Networks is recognized as Juniper in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Indoor Location Services, Global.
Juniper Networks is recognized as Juniper in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure.