Cisco upgrades ASR 9000 routers, secures first customers

Cisco ASR 9000

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, 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.

A Pre-destined response

If it isn’t a truism of market research that people will say anything for a free Kit Kat, then it bloomin’ well should be; that’s the Informer’s take, anyway. This was reinforced earlier in the week when some research was announced by TNS that suggested the UK launch of the Palm Pre today would outshine the debut of the Apple iPhone.

Cisco snaps up Starent in $3bn deal

Cisco acquires IP and multimedia expert Starent

Networking giant Cisco continues to increase its presence in the telco space, on Tuesday announcing an agreement to acquire IP and multimedia kit vendor Starent Networks for $2.9bn.

Oxford University’s wake-up call to superfast-broadband fear-mongers

I was pleasantly awoken by my clock radio this morning to hear an Oxford University academic go “off-message”, as PR people and government spin doctors call it.

Clearwire taps Cisco for WiMAX kit, devices

Clearwire taps Cisco for WiMAX kit, devices

Clearwire and Cisco have announced an alliance designed to ‘enhance and expand’ mobile WiMAX services throughout the US. Under the terms of the agreement, Clearwire has selected Cisco as its national IP NGN core infrastructure provider and to bring end-user devices to market.

Cisco ploughs WiMAX path in CIS

Giant internet kit maker Cisco has announced the commercial launch of mobile WiMAX services in Georgia and Kazakhstan based on the supplier’s equipment.

Mobile WiMAX players dive into patent pool

Six of the big guns in the mobile WiMAX world announced the formation of a patent pool on Tuesday. Dubbed the Open Patent Alliance (OPA), the founding members are Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Intel, Samsung and WiMAX pin ups of the operator community, Clearwire and Sprint. The group said the purpose of the OPA is to help [...]

The Agenda Setter 2008

Agenda Setter


Ericsson | LTE

Orga Systems | Billing

Alvarion | Mobile WiMAX

Neustar | Prescence

Cisco | WiMAX



The project bringing WiMAX services to the nation

Issue 02 February 2008


Interview: BSNL, India’s largest telecoms operator

Case Study: Multinational WiMAX in Europe

Feature: WiMAX’s future royalty regime

Cisco invests in femto firm

Networking giant Cisco said Wednesday that it has made an investment in femtocell shop ip.access, giving it a stronger foothold in the mobile space. The company’s main source of revenue comes form its 2G picocell business at present, but ip.access has secured new funding from supporters for its Oyster 3G femtocell, which is currently in [...]

Cisco gets in on WiMAX game

Networking giant Cisco said Tuesday that it has agreed to spend $330m on the acquisition of WiMAX kit maker Navini Networks. Texas-based Navini develops smart beamforming technologies with MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) antennas, making it a strategic player in the Mobile WiMAX 802.16e space. The new addition will extend Cisco’s wifi and wifi mesh portfolios to [...]

Cisco and Nokia get into management mode

Mega vendors Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks entered into an agreement on Monday, to jointly develop a standards-based telecommunications network management platform. The two vendors will deliver an Operations Support Systems (OSS) platform that will provide a common end to end view of diverse network elements – across both IP and mobile – that are [...]

Italian province gets unwired with meshnet

Over half the Italian province of Brescia has no broadband internet service, something the provincial government suspects is a serious drag on economic growth. So, the government is building out a wireless mesh network using Cisco’s Outdoor Wireless products. For an initial investment of Eur2m, the province estimates it will contribute some Eur139m to the [...]

Cisco pays $3.2bn for web conf. firm

Networking giant Cisco, which has had its sights set on the web conferencing market of late, added to its arsenal with the acquisition of WebEx on Thursday. Cisco will pay $3.2bn for the on demand collaboration application company, which will be integrated into the vendor’s unified communications portfolio. “As collaboration in the workplace becomes increasingly [...]

Cisco, Apple bury iPhone hatchet

Late Wednesday, networking giant Cisco and computer company Apple announced that they have resolved their dispute over ownership of the “iPhone” trademark. Under the agreement, both companies will share ownership of the “iPhone” trademark and will be free to use it on their products throughout the world. As a result, both companies acknowledge the trademark [...]