Due to the move to IP network architecture and because of its recent acquisitions in the mobile industry, research firm Strategy Analytics is warning that Cisco Systems could grow into a major player in the wireless network equipment space, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent.
Much has been made in recent days of Cisco Systems breaking ties with the consumer market by selling Linksys, but if there is a broader telecom resurgence to be had for the company it will come through new networking products connecting with the latest technology trends.
Vendors are lining up to prove their technologies satisfy the aims of the planned nationwide multi-vendor public safety LTE network. Among those are Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco Systems and Harris, which jointly announced completion of conformance and interoperability testing of their public safety LTE solutions at the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories in Boulder, Colo.
Cisco Systems has acquired Ireland's ThinkSmart technologies, a location analytics company that Cisco reportedly will leverage to bring greater intelligence about usage patterns, such as traffic trends, usage durations and peak-time fluctuations, to service provider and enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
Increased data traffic on LTE networks, accompanied by a range of operator efforts to deal with it, will be likely side effects of Apple's decision to include LTE capability in the new iPhone 5.
Session border controller vendor Acme Packet's shares declined almost 16 percent on Friday after revealing a lower than expected financial forecast for the second quarter of 2012.
MoCA, according to a new Infonetics study, continues to be the dominant "no new wires" approach to support the proliferation of connected devices in the home network.
ATIS' Cloud Services Forum has developed a new program to conduct live testing of network interconnection and interoperability of telepresence services in a service provider network environment.
AT&T has taken another step in its 6rd-based IPv4 to IPv6 transition by naming Cisco as its vendor partner of choice.
Ned Hooper, Cisco's Chief Strategy Officer, is leaving the company as the routing giant continues its ongoing realignment.