Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now - in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs.
The past year suggests they've ground to an expensive stalemate, raising questions about their futures on each other's lucrative home turf.
Earlier this month Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) CEO John Chambers admitted in an earnings call that political dynamics were stymieing his company's long march into Huawei's backyard.
Network equipment maker Juniper Networks says Barclays executive Shaygan Kheradpir will take over from Kevin Johnson as chief executive at the start of 2014.
Johnson had announced plans to retire in July, having led the company since 2008, when he joined from software giant Microsoft (Seattle, WA, USA).
Kheradpir is currently chief operations and technology officer at financial services provider Barclays (London, UK), and before that he worked as executive vice president and chief information and technology officer at Verizon Communications (New York City, NY, USA).
Network equipment maker Juniper Networks has flagged a nearly six-fold increase in profits for the three months ending September on signs of improving demand for its products.
The company – which competes against Cisco in the market for internet routers and switches – said net income for its third quarter rose to $99.1 million, from just $16.8 million in the same period last year, with revenues up by 6%, to $1.19 billion.
Hardware giant Cisco has taken the wraps off a new network processor designed to power so-called “Internet of Everything” applications.
The company said the new nPower X1 would deliver new levels of performance and bandwidth, besides programmable control through open APIs.
Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) also claims the nPower X1 is the first processor capable of scaling to “multi-terabit performance levels” while also handling trillions of transactions.
Cisco Systems Inc on Tuesday announced its first foray into the data storage market, saying it would pay $415 million to acquire privately held storage system maker Whiptail.
Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) said it will pay cash and incentives for the acquisition, expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
Whiptail, founded in 2008 and based in Whippany, New Jersey, makes storage systems based on flash memory chips, which allow data to move through servers with greater speed and efficiency as well as higher volume.
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc is cutting 4,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, as it makes a fresh attempt to reduce costs and refocus on growth areas in the face of uncertain demand for its networking equipment.
Shares of the world's biggest network equipment maker fell more than 9 percent after hours, their biggest drop in more than a year if reflected on Nasdaq on Thursday.
Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it plans to purchase cybersecurity company Sourcefire Inc for $2.7 billion, a deal that analysts say should spark more acquisitions in the industry as large vendors seek to profit from growing demand for IT security.
Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA), which has been seeking targets to boost its network security business, said it will pay $76 per share in cash for Sourcefire (Columbia, MD, USA), a premium of 28.6 percent over its closing price on Monday of $59.08.
Cisco Systems Inc must pay $70 million in damages to patent licenser XpertUniverse Inc for fraudulently obtaining technology developed by the New York company, a jury found on Friday, according to court filings.
The jury also found that Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) violated two XpertUniverse (New York City, NY, USA) patents, and awarded an additional $34,000 in damages on those claims.
Cisco, the world's largest manufacturer of networking equipment, said it would appeal if the judge leaves the jury verdict intact.
Juniper Networks Inc is reviewing its enterprise-focused networking business after talks fell through late last year to sell assets, including security unit NetScreen Technologies, several sources close to the matter told Reuters.
Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly results topped Wall Street views on Wednesday amid early signs tech spending was on the mend, but CEO John Chambers warned the picture was mixed and parts of Europe remained challenging.
The company's shares were down 1.7 pct in after hours trading after Cisco (San Jose, USA) reported that revenue growth in Europe - which accounts for a quarter of its business - was down 5 percent. Revenue in the Americas was up 9 percent and was 8.3 percent higher in the Asia-Pacific region.