The Carrier Network Edge
As the internet was commercialized, it was initially built using enterprise-grade, software-based routers. These systems showed their deficiencies quickly in the network core, which led to the emergence of companies like Juniper Networks. The network edge was not far behind, and this is where Amber Networks and founder Amar Gupta focused their innovation with a high-performance, services-rich edge router built for the needs of major carriers. The company was acquired by Nokia in 2001.