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The argument between LTE and WiMAX continues to rage at least three years after it ignited. Though many, except for Sprint and Clearwire in the US, think it might already be over, with LTE the winner.

Written by Jim Duffy07 June 10 15:48

Brocade boosts 10G Ethernet density for data centers

Brocade this week rolled out 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8Gbps FibreChannel modules for its routers and storage-area network switches designed to increase the wire-speed density of both platforms to better support network consolidation and improve service levels.

Written by Jim Duffy02 June 10 15:08

Cisco powers up router, switches for smart grids

Cisco this week is unveiling a switch and a router designed to help utilities construct IP-based infrastructures for power delivery, monitoring and control.

Written by Jim Duffy25 May 10 22:39

Cisco makes another optical acquisition

Cisco announced plans to acquire privately held CoreOptics, a designer of digital signal processing technology for optical networking applications, for $99 million in cash.

Written by Jim Duffy21 May 10 03:43

Juniper seeks to out-virtualize Cisco in data centers

Juniper Networks' <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/051710-juniper-collapses-data-center.html">announcement</a> this week of switches and routers designed to flatten and simplify legacy networks is the latest sign that this company has no intention of backing off in the face of ever stiffer data center competition from Cisco, HP and others.

Written by Jim Duffy21 May 10 07:31

Cisco buys Moto -- no, not that Moto

Cisco Tuesday said it intends to acquire privately held Moto Development Group, a product design consulting firm that helped develop Cisco's Flip video camera. Moto, not to be confused with Motorola (which sometimes is referred to by the nickname Moto), develops products and product strategies for the consumer industry.

Written by Jim Duffy19 May 10 04:40

Juniper to disclose cloud plans: report

Juniper is preparing to announce how it plans to participate in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/utility.html">cloud computing</a>, according to a bulletin issued this week by an investment firm.

Written by Jim Duffy14 May 10 00:57

Juniper acquires media content company

Juniper this week said it is acquiring partner Ankeena Networks, a privately held maker of software for optimizing media content delivery, for no more than $100 million.

Written by Jim Duffy09 April 10 07:29

New Cisco Ethernet switches to play broader video, security roles

Cisco Wednesday is unveiling new Ethernet access switches and enhanced routers designed to take on more of the jobs frequently handled by separate devices, such as those dedicated to handling video traffic or ensuring network security.

Written by Jim Duffy17 March 10 23:51

Cisco: Monster CRS-3 router paves way for more powerful 'Net

Cisco Tuesday announced a major upgrade to its Internet core router, which is designed to serve as the foundation of the next-generation Internet and support growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online services through this decade and beyond.

Written by Jim Duffy10 March 10 08:08

Cisco, Juniper, HP drive Ethernet switch market in Q4

The Ethernet switch market grew almost 20% sequentially during the fourth quarter, with Cisco, HP and Juniper Networks adding almost $600 million in incremental revenues, according to a recent study by Dell'Oro Group.Cisco's share actually declined for the full year, however, and at a quicker pace than the 1% drop in 2008, according to separate research from investment firm UBS.

Written by Jim Duffy23 Feb. 10 09:39

Juniper hit with $US169m backdating settlement

Juniper Networks has reportedly agreed to pay $US169 million to settle a 4-year-old lawsuit over backdating stock options, a practice that entrapped and embarrassed many high-tech firms over the past decade.

Written by Jim Duffy12 Feb. 10 08:03