Top 10 Best Networking Companies in the World

Are you a networking professional? If yes, then you must know the Top networking companies in the world and make them your dream place to work. Every networking professional dream to work with the networking giants and here we have come with the list of leading networking companies. Below is the list and a brief about top 10 networking companies in the world, have a look –

1. Cisco

The first in our list of top 10 networking companies is Cisco. It is the leading networking company in the IT industry. The founder of this networking giant was Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner – a husband and a wife duo. The company was founded in the year 1984 and went public in the year 1990. After the company went public Lerner was fired and as a protest, Bosack resigned from the company. The company has it’s headquartered in San José, California.

The company deals in numerous advanced networking technologies and is leading in Virtualization, Network Security, WLAN, Switches, Routers, Cloud computing etc. The present worth of the company is $49 billion. More than 71000 employees are working with Cisco and the company has its business expanded in more than 165 countries.

2. Juniper

Next in our list of top 10 networking companies is Juniper. You might be amazed to know that the company was founded by an IIT Kanpur Alumnus – Mr. Pradeep Sindhu on February 6, 1996, and has its headquarter in Sunnyvale, California. However, Juniper went public in the year in 1999. Originally the company started with Cisco routers used for performing IP address lookups by ISPs (internet service providers). However, with the acquisition of the Unisphere; the company expanded its business. In the year 2014, Juniper acquired Netscreen and created its presence in VPN systems/firewall.

Today Juniper deals in wide range of networking products which include network management software, software-defined networking technology, network security products, routers and switches. The company holds 30% shares of Cisco’s and is the only rival of Cisco in internet routing. Juniper also gives tough competition to Cisco in VPNs, firewalls, intrusion detection as well as prevention system and unified threat management.

3. Huwawei

Huwawei stands third in our list of top 10 networking companies. It is an employee-owned corporation founded in the year 1987. It is a Chinese company and has its headquarter in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Initially, the company focused on the manufacturing of the phone switches. However, with the passage of the time the company expanded its functional area and currently deals in wide range of products and services which include manufacturing of communication devices, providing consulting and operational services, building telecommunication network, providing equipment to companies both inside as well as outside China. Today, the company serves approximately 45 world’s largest telecom operators. The products and services of the company are available in more than 170 countries and serve around one-third of the total population. More than 180000 employees are part of this company.

4. Orange

It is a telecommunication corporation which was founded in the year 1988. In its early stage of functioning, the company started as Orange S.A. but later in July 2013 it was rebranded as “Orange”. The company has its headquarter in Paris, France. The company provides a wide range of Digitalization services as well as wide range of products. The services provided by Orange includes cloud computing services, numerous security services, conferencing solutions, mobility management and a lot more. The Company has around 157000 employee and offers its products and services all round the globe.

5. British telecom

One of the best networking company of today’s time – British telecom. Founded in the year 1969, British Telecom has its headquarter in London, United Kingdom. It is known to be the oldest communication company in the world as its origin belongs to Electric Telegraph Company which was founded in the year 1846.

Presently, British telecom deals in mobile telephony, Fixedline telephony, Fibre-optic communication, broadband internet, Digital television as well as networked IT services. The services of the company are available world-wide.

6. Accenture

Accenture is a professional services and management consulting company. It provides wide range of consulting, strategy, digital, operations and technology services in more than 120 countries. The company work across 40+ industries and is the owner of 5000 patents. The company has a workforce of more than 394000 employees in different parts of the world.

Initially, Accenture was started as Andersen Consulting which was a unit of AWSC (Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative). In the year 2000, Andersen Consulting ended all its contract with AWSC and became a separate unit. Later on January 1, 2001, it was officially renamed as Accenture.

7. Ericsson

Lars Magnus Ericsson founded this corporate Giant in the year 1876. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, 40% of the total mobile traffic of the world is carried over the Ericsson networks. Ericsson is serving its customers in more than 180 countries and provides a wide range of comprehensive industry solutions which range from Mobile Broadband and Cloud services to the Network Design as well as Optimization. The company owns more than 42000 patents and give employment to around 111464 individuals.

8. Alcatel lucent

Alcatel lucent is a telecommunication equipment company which has its headquarter in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. On the merger of Alcatel with lucent Technologies on 1st December 2006; Alcatel lucent came into existence. Later in the year 2016, the company was acquired by Nokia. Alcatel-Lucent is a leading company in ultra-broadband access, cloud technology and IP networking. The company provides wide range of hardware products, software products and support services to telecommunications service providers as well as enterprises.

9. At&T

The next in our list of top networking companies is At&T which is a America based telecommunication company. At&T is leader in numerous communication technologies. The company was founded on 5th October, 1983 and has its headquarter in Texas, US. Although company does not expand its services all round the globe but covers entire region of North America and South America. The major products of company include – Fixed line telephone, Broadband Internet access, Satellite television, Mobile phone and Digital television.

10. IBM

IBM (International Business Machine) – one of the biggest networking giant was founded by Mr. Charles Ranlett Flint in 1911. It is a multinational company which is headquartered in New York, United States. In 1911, the company was started as CTR (Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company) but later in the year 1924, it was renamed to IBM.

Presently, the company operates its functioning in more than 170 countries all-round the globe and gives employment to approximately 380300 individuals. IBM manufactures as well as market computer software, middleware and hardware. It also offers numerous consulting and hosting services. The biggest service area of the company includes Fibre Channel switches, Storage area network (SAN), Converters and Processors.

Hope the article helped you get a brief about the 10 best networking companies all-round the World.