Incoming Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins is similar in many respects to the outgoing chief, John Chambers. Both are natural salesmen who understand Cisco's customers and resellers. While Robbins is in sync with Cisco's culture (he has been with the company since 1997), analysts and investors are questioning whether he has the technical acumen to help Cisco transition in a world of software-defined networking.
CHICAGO--Cisco today unveiled its new cBR-8 Evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) product, noting that Comcast is among the cable operators now deploying the box into its network.
Cisco has initiated its CEO transition, announcing that John Chambers will step down from his post this summer after a 20-year tenure with the routing vendor and will be replaced by company executive Chuck Robbins.
Cisco Systems said that longtime CEO John Chambers will step down this summer, ending a 20-year period at the helm of the networking giant, and will be replaced by Cisco executive Chuck Robbins.
Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.
Verizon is implementing software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timelines. For the company's wireline network, the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms.
Sprint will likely be helping to power a free Wi-Fi network for downtown Kansas City, Mo., as part of a smart cities project the city has developed in collaboration with network vendor Cisco Systems. The project is expected to cost around $15 million over the next decade.
Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.
Cisco's Conrad Clemson says he gets a familiar reaction from his cable-industry clients when he tells them he's about to execute one of his favorite technological principles, "destructive testing." "They always go, 'Why would you do that?'" The answer: You can't fix things until you know how they break.
ORLANDO, Fla.--If a recent Goldman Sachs forecast that there will be 28 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 comes true, AT&T and other service providers enabling these connections will have a large security challenge on their hands.