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  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

    The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless gear for the uptick.

    30 June 16 05:40 Written by Jon Gold
  • Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

    Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents.
    The ITC on June 23rd issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order that will forbid Arista from importing products (with these specific infringed features) into the U.S., Ullal wrote.

    28 June 16 07:54 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Virtual reality no longer just a hobby for these Cisco employees

    It might surprise you that Cisco, one of the more acquisitive network companies around, hasn’t joined the fray of multi-million and multi-billion virtual and augmented reality acquisitions and investments yet. Then again, Cisco now can look internally for a growing amount expertise in that field.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco unearths its inner startup culture via companywide innovation contest

    For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

    With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

    21 April 16 23:53 Written by Bob Brown
  • How Verizon finds IoT innovation outside its four walls

    Verizon Ventures says that while consumer Internet of Things startups were all the rage in 2014 and continue to be popular among investors, enterprise IoT newcomers have become even hotter properties among venture capitalists over the past two years, with enterprise IoT investment expected to double or triple that of consumer IoT in 2016.

    13 April 16 03:30 Written by Bob Brown
  • 10 Internet of Things companies to watch

    It's good to be an Internet of Things startup these days, as investments from Cisco, Nokia, Verizon and others show. Here's a look at 10 IoT companies that could make an impact on the consumer and/or enterprise market.

    13 April 16 03:30 Written by Bob Brown
  • FAQ: 802.11ax Wi-Fi

    The next big new thing in Wi-Fi networks will boast groundbreaking technology, but it might not arrive for a couple years yet.

    25 March 16 05:02 Written by Jon Gold
  • IP is running out of gas. It's time for the New IP

    The classic IP networks that support everything today were simply not designed to meet the needs of the connected world that is emerging

    01 March 16 06:20 Written by By Christine Heckart, CMO, Brocade Communications
  • What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?

    Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail.

    02 Sept. 15 21:32 Written by Gregg Keizer

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