Feds find $76 million in counterfeit Cisco gear

Federal investigators said they have seized about $76 million worth of network equipment, much of which is believed to be optical modules, with fake Cisco Systems labels and branding on them. The seizure was the result of multiple investigations across several countries.

The business of counterfeiting doesn't get much attention in telecom, but with a few big vendor names emerging and expanding globally, you have to wonder if this is just the tip of a broader trend.

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