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Cisco acquires datacentre and cloud start up

Networking vendor Cisco has announced its intent to fully acquire start up datacentre and cloud solutions provider Insieme Networks. In April 2012, Cisco made a $100m investment in Insieme Networks and agreed to commit an additional $35m in November 2012.

AT&T opens two innovation centres

US operator AT&T has opened two innovation centres aimed to accelerate research and development of technologies and applications that will drive AT&T’s growth in the future.

Cisco shares forecast of mobile data growth to 2017

Global IP traffic is set to grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017, according to research from Cisco. According to the firm’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, more than a trillion gigabytes will be transmitted over IP networks each year by 2017.

Cisco going after everything but macro?

Networking vendor Cisco, cresting the wave of IP integration, has been taking major strides into the telco world in recent weeks through a host of acquisitions, including LTE small-cell specialist Ubiquisys, policy management solutions firm BroadHop and SON software provider Intucell. The 66,000 employee-strong, $8bn per year profit making business is well placed to exploit the opportunity in the telecoms space.

Brazil powers past 25mn broadband subs

Brazilian appetite for broadband connections shows no signs of waning, according to Cisco’s latest Broadband Barometer, which found that there were 25.5mn fixed broadband connections in Brazil offering speeds of 2 Mbps and over by the end of 2012.

Netgear buys Aircard as Belkin acquires rival Linksys

Mobile internet solutions provider Sierra Wireless has sold its mobile broadband device business, Aircard, to networking vendor Netgear for €138m in cash. Meanwhile, home networking and cable provider Belkin has taken Netgear’s rival Linksys off Cisco’s hands for an undisclosed fee.

Cisco reveals service management strategy with statement of intent to buy Broadhop

Consolidation continues apace in the worlds of service and traffic management with the news that Cisco intends to acquire its long-time partner Broadhop. The acquisition would be a significant development for Cisco which has something of a history in network management, but has until now been a relative bit-part player in service management, working mainly through partnerships with the likes of Broadhop and others.

Cisco to buy networking specialist Cariden for $141m

US telecoms equipment vendor Cisco has confirmed its intention to acquire privately-held Californian firm Cariden Technologies, a supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions, for around $141m in cash and retention-based incentives.

North America takes lion’s share of home networking revenues

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

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

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.

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.

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