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December 31, 2007  10:13 PM

2008 cable capital expense trends

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, capital expense, Cisco

Lower prices on cable modem termination system ports are likely in 2008, and this often means that the cable companies are putting pressure on the vendors with advance notice of procurements. The changes in pricing will come with some capability to re-architect the downstream bandwidth to the home,...

December 21, 2007  12:22 AM

Cisco loses chief development officer

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Networking, Routers

Charlie Giancarlo, former CDO of Cisco, resigned today. Charlie was the expected successor to John Chambers, but recent political moves within Cisco suggested that succession, if it happened at all, would be long delayed. Giancarlo was a strategist, a thinker, and not a salesman or a showman, and...

December 13, 2007  6:47 PM

Cisco Dips Toe into “New Media”?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Networking, Open source, Social networking

Cisco made an exploratory foray into the new media space at its C-scape conference, with a short discussion of its architecture for social and entertainment portals, EOS. This open-source framework is expected to be available to developers in 2008. There were no real details of Cisco's plans here,...

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