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Cisco, Newbridge announce advanced networking gear

The race is on to tap the lucrative market for high-end networking hardware: Cisco unveils new technology to fill its own strategy holes, while Canada's Newbridge looks to regain its former status in the niche.

 

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The race is on to tap the lucrative market for high-end networking hardware. Cisco unveils new technology to fill its own strategy holes, while Canada's Newbridge looks to regain its former status in the niche.

"[Newbridge] basically got leapfrogged by other companies."

- Ryan Hankin Kent analyst Joe Skorupa

 


Newbridge eyes ISP market for new hardware sales
The Canadian networking equipment firm begins customer trials for a new high-end network switch geared to help telecommunications carriers and ISPs build faster networks.

Cisco router aims to meet high-end demand
update The giant unveils a new high-speed optical networking device for communications carriers and ISPs, filling a hole in its strategy to build technology for even the most demanding networks.

Previous coverage
Sycamore unveils new hardware for efficient networks
The high-end networking upstart unveils plans for a new optical switch and says a European communications carrier will test the product early next year.

Juniper jumps on networking equipment deal
update Another upstart networking firm ships new, high-speed networking equipment to help telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers build faster networks.