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Alcatel to push 100G to carrier edge

Alcatel-Lucent plans to ship a router module next year that supports the emerging 100Gb per second Ethernet standard at the edge of carrier networks, where services are delivered to subscribers.

Ruckus brings dual-band 11n to outdoor Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless plans to bring outdoor access points up to full speed with its ZoneFlex 7762 access point, which can use fast draft IEEE 802.11n technology on two frequency bands simultaneously.

WiMax growth slowing amid recession

WiMax subscriber growth slowed in the first quarter, and the emerging wireless technology will continue to struggle at least through this year, a survey by research company Maravedis indicates.

Cisco charts new paths with Eos media platform

It's well-known that Cisco has been branching out from its core business of selling routers and switches, but in an open-plan office overlooking San Francisco's up-and-coming Mission Bay district, the networking monolith is venturing into areas that ...

Broadband growth seen slowing, shifting to Asia

Nearly 650 million households will have broadband Internet service by 2013, but the growth rate of high-speed access will slow between now and then, research company Parks Associates predicted on Tuesday.

Cisco's new-market ambitions extend into orbit

At its user conference in San Francisco last week, Cisco Systems boasted about the 30 new businesses it's developing. One is scheduled to launch by the end of this year -- in a very literal way.

Cisco to expand mobile collaboration features

Cisco will tackle the mobile world over the next year with a series of new features to bring smartphones into business communications, the head of the company's software group said at the Cisco Live conference on Wednesday.

Cisco won't take on Amazon in cloud

Cisco Systems won't try to compete with pay-as-you-go cloud computing providers such as Amazon, and instead will sell its infrastructure to those companies and provide its own software as a service.

Chambers unfazed at disrupted speech

Cisco Systems believes networking among doctors as well as among sensors in the field can help prevent pandemics, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said in a keynote address at the company's annual Cisco Live customer conference that was briefly disrupt...

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