Cisco gets into gear

Earlier this summer at NXTcomm, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers was so keyed up talking about telepresence as a new method of communicating that you would have thought he was talking about telepathy. While initimately lifelike videoconferencing (but, it's not videoconferencing, Chambers insisted) is cool (aside from having clearer visibility of someone else's nose hairs), telepresence isn't the only thing going on at Cisco.

The company reportedly is working on new edge routing and switching development, an area that Cisco can't allow to slip into a lower gear as it attempts to carve out greater business for itself in the broader telecom market.

For more:
- Light Reading's take on Cisco's hints about new equipment is here

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