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

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.
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  • doc47
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    How big is the "small cell market"? Is this venture worth the time and money or just another example of Cisco taking it's eye off the main target?
    5 Jul 2012, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • MJGMJG
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    Cisco should just buy ALU it's time
    23 Jul 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • MJGMJG
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    I do a lot of research on stocks I buy and anything I list I buy before I list so feel free to do the same. I'm disabled by a Associate Professor's/MD who call's himself a neuro urologist whose missed diagnosis of my condition and a twenty minute procedure left me bedridden for 10 years so far with intense pain. I did not sue. I have a lot of time on my hands and I've read a lot about ALU for many years and it's way ahead of their competitors with their NJ Think Tank of engineers who are brilliant and come up with revolutionary solutions to tomorrows problems. At times to they are too far ahead of themselves and the common engineer who also works at these companies in bulk don't get it until at times it's too late. That's why I believe a company like CISCO should buy them out since they will never have the amount of high brain powered think tank as MA BELL had in NJ that ALU has now 29,000 to 30,000 patents? Does anyone know or understand what goes into these patents the amount of money and work advanced thinking with no prior art? These guys are the worlds best once they get the green light to address any problem or develop anything for the future of telecoms.
    That's why Alcatel Lucent is a better stronger company (just short of cash and better management) that makes this penny stock a 35 to 50 dollar stock in the future whether it's by orders and building it back up (long term) or the buy out the quick fix and the least expensive way for Cisco to gain back all the ground it's lost and will turn into another Nortel not ALU!!! Good Day, Seahands
    23 Jul 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • MJGMJG
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    I am an owner of several businesses and own 7 patents to date. I have very good personnel who run the businesses for me and I'm proud to say we have the world's best technology in the area of business we're in.
    A technology all other companies refer to as black magic when there's a problem we have this technology down to a science and the others can keep the black magic when things go wrong. We plug in a test module PC that runs through out our systems and it tells us if it's the operational error made on how the company is using the system or if in fact there's a fault in our system, where it is,
    what it is, whether or not it's a cold soder joint or if it's a defective part for replacement. This is our state of the art. Non of our competitor build this technology unless it's by special request for a license which pays a royalty on our technology and then they usually need our experts to help guide them through the trouble spot if any or that the designers didn't understand how to place the systems controls or integrate them properly into a completed system. If a part is defective it tells us immediately and it's replaced the same. Our systems are modular by design and can be upgraded or downgraded by 15 to 20 minute change overs. In addition to this we can take older prior automation systems with old or obsolete main Power supplies upgrade the automation in place of throwing out a good piece of automation with old or obsolete components that deliver the power they need. Most of what we build is also interchangeable. Most of what we build is easier to validate since it gives you real exact power outputs and real, not approximate readouts which is revolutionary to our industry. I am very close to having an additional shareholder who as far as I'm concerned is already a shareholder. What our company has done is unbelievable in that I must stop here for now. What a great technology!
    23 Jul 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Mikko Laaksonen
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    Could Aruba be on Cisco's radar?
    3 Jan 2013, 06:41 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    I don't think it's too likely following the Meraki deal, there's a lot of overlap between those two companies. Also, Cisco/Aruba/Meraki's combined share would raise some antitrust concerns.
    3 Jan 2013, 12:54 PM Reply Like
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