Cisco may be close to selling Linksys consumer router business

It appears that Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) could soon put its consumer router Linksys business on the auction block, a move that financial and telecom analysts have argued is necessary to steer the routing giant back to its core switching and routing roots.

Interestingly, Cisco has not denied the rumor, which comes upon the heels of another report that it might be selling off its WebEx business and the shutdown of its Flip camera segment.

Those rumors have been coupled with the realignment of its growing and profitable data center business, replacing the unit's two founders with former Juniper alum David Yen.

But asked about a potential sale of the Linksys unit, a Cisco spokesperson said that it would not "comment on rumor and speculation."

Following disappointing quarterly results, John Chambers, Cisco's CEO, said during the company's Q3 earnings call that it plans to cut $1 billion in expenses.

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