Though Cisco (CSCO) has thus far avoided competing with the likes of Ericsson (ERIC) and...

|About: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)|By:, SA News Editor

Though Cisco (CSCO) has thus far avoided competing with the likes of Ericsson (ERIC) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) in the 4G LTE base station market, the networking giant says it's working on a "small cell" LTE product, and will have a proof-of-concept device out in 6 months. It's added Cisco wants to eventually sell a "converged" solution that will support 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, and could be offered to both enterprises and service providers. ALU has an early lead in the small cell market.