Telstra Global has taken another step forward with its cloud services drive by achieving Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner certification, enabling it to sell and deliver cloud and managed services using the vendor's technology to its multinational corporation clients.
Cisco and Juniper continue to remain the dominant core router service players, a position that was further cemented by the introduction of new products in the recent financial quarter, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
The global IP router and switching market may have suffered a near-term setback as revenues dropped 10 percent sequentially, but vendors are expected to see improvement in the upcoming fourth quarter, according to Infonetics Research.
The cable market is fielding "super DVRs" such as Cisco's Explorer 9800 Hybrid Video Gateway Series, which offers six tuners and 2 terabytes of storage space.
Packing six tuners and 2 terabytes of storage space, Cisco's Explorer 9800 Hybrid Video Gateway Series tops FierceCable' s list of the top super DVRs.
Cisco saw orders for its set-tops decrease by 20 percent for the quarter ending Oct. 26, CEO John Chambers told analysts this week.
Cisco reported that fiscal Q1 2014 switching sales rose 3 percent to $3.75 billion as it saw an increase in the Americas and EMEA regions. But while Cisco's revenues rose 1.2 percent year-over-year to $12 billion, net profit dropped 4.6 percent to $2 billion.
Oslo-based Cloudberry Mobile said it has partnered with Cisco Systems on a managed service designed to lower the cost of small cell deployments and make them attractive to a broader audience of service providers.
Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.
Multiple customers of Arris will soon deploy network-based DVRs that will be used to "augment in-home DVR functionality," Arris CEO Bob Stanzione told analysts last week.