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Cisco spends $1.2bn on cloud networking specialist

Meraki gives enterprises cloud control over networks

Networking equipment vendor Cisco has announced its intention to acquire privately held cloud management company Meraki for $1.2bn in cash.

The Need for Speed: The growth of 100G optical fiber

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In October 2012, Telecoms.com Intelligence surveyed more than 290 industry players worldwide—including more than 120 network operators, as well as regulators, content providers and software developers—in order to capture the industry’s views on this vital technological development.

BBWF: Scaling out through the cloud

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Jeff Spagnola, Vice President – Worldwide Managed-Cloud Services, at Cisco Systems, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2012 about how the company is using its partners as a route to market for the cloud services that end users want to consume.

Beating the spectrum crunch post LTE

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Dirk Wolter, Managing Director – Mobile Service Provider Architectures – APAC, at CISCO, talks to telecoms.com about the critical business issues facing service providers in Asia. LTE perfectly addresses the demand being put upon networks by explosive growth in data demand, Wolter says.

Australia’s NBN Co. offers Cisco expanded role

Australia's National Broadband Network will eventually cover 93% of the country's population with fibre

Cisco has won a contract worth US$ 38mn over five years to supply equipment for the National Broadband Network (NBN) being built in Australia, commencing immediately.

North America takes lion’s share of home networking revenues

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Global sales of home networking devices grew by 20 per cent last year to reach $7.98bn, with North America taking the largest slice (37 per cent) thanks to the adoption of Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) technology by the cable operators and telcos, according to a report from US firm Infonetics Research.

Global IP traffic to increase fourfold by 2016

Consumer video looks set to remain the key driver of global Internet traffic in the coming years, with a new report from Cisco predicting that there will be 1.5bn viewers of online video by 2016, up from 792mn in 2011.

Cisco to acquire network data specialist Truviso

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Cisco has confirmed that it is planning to acquire privately-held Californian firm Truviso, a provider of network data analysis and reporting software, for an undisclosed amount. Truviso’s continuous query technology, with its analyse-first, store-later capability, is expected to enable Cisco to provide instant access and visibility into network use and services, help increase operational efficiencies [...]

Cisco to acquire Lightwire for $271m

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US equipment vendor Cisco has announced its intention to acquire Californian firm Lightwire, a provider of advanced optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications.

Over 70% of mobile data will be video by 2016

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold over the next five years and reach 10.8 exabytes (EB) per month by 2016, with mobile video accounting for over two-thirds of it, according to statistics from Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index.

Virgin Media trials 1.5 Gbps speeds using DOCSIS 3.0

Virgin Media is keeping up its drive to offer the fastest broadband speeds in the UK

UK cable operator Virgin Media has trialed the delivery of broadband speeds of 1.5 Gbps using DOCSIS 3.0 technology from Cisco.

Cisco spends $31m on network management suite

Networking giant Cisco is seeking to boost its service provider offering through the $31m acquisition of software developer Axioss, which specialises in network management tools.

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco will reduce its workforce by 6,500 as it looks to cut costs

Cisco, the networking equipment vendor, has announced that it is to lay-off 6,500 workers worldwide, in a bid to revive its fortunes. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the move would reduce its regular full-time staff by nine per cent and that approximately 2,100 of the employees would be leaving through a voluntary early retirement program. The remaining job losses will be announced in the first week of August.

Telstra to pump £500m+ into cloud services

Telstra will invest AU$800m in cloud computing over the next five years

Telstra has announced a £500m+ (AU$800m) investment in cloud computing over the next five years to support what it says is a growing demand from Australian organisations for cloud services. The telco is rumoured to have invested AU$200m in cloud to date and this latest announcement will kick-off the construction of a new data centre, the modernisation of existing facilities, increased automation of utility computing services and the expansion of the telco’s range of enterprise applications, among other things. Construction of a new data centre in Melbourne is already underway.

Cisco upgrades ASR 9000 routers, secures first customers

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Networking vendor Cisco has upgraded its ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, with new models capable of streaming at 96 Tbps, and has also confirmed its first customers.

Global internet traffic to quadruple by 2015

The number of network-connected devices worldwide will exceed 15 billion by 2015

The number of network-connected devices worldwide will exceed 15 billion by 2015 – twice the world’s population, according to Cisco’s fifth annual Visual Networking Index Forecast.

Orange gathers cloud computing vendors

Orange Business Services is working together with Cisco, EMC and VMware

Clouds continue to gather above the telco space with Orange Business Services together with Cisco, EMC and VMware, on Monday launching end-to-end cloud computing services for enterprises.

Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer, Cisco

Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer, Cisco

A 23-year veteran of Motorola, where she had also been chief technology officer, Padmasree Warrior jumped ship to Cisco towards the end of 2007. At Motorola, she commanded an annual R&D budget of $3.7bn and a 26,000-strong army of engineers. At Cisco she drives the firm’s technological innovation and strategy, focusing also on its strategic partnerships and business model development.

LTE: Jonathan Morgan, Cisco

At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, telecoms.com caught up with Jonathan A. Morgan, of solutions marketing at Cisco, which recently acquired Starent Networks. Morgan spoke about the disruptive influence of LTE and how the evolution of packet core technologies can help operators make money off the network.

Cisco pulls out of WiMAX market, almost

Cisco exits WiMAX market, well, almost...

IP and core network equipment vendor Cisco has pulled the plug on its WiMAX base station operation, further highlighting the ill health of the sector.

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