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  • Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

    The news that sprawling networking company Avaya has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is being treated with nonchalance by at least some of its customers, for whom the saga of the firm’s financial troubles has been ongoing.

    21 Jan. 17 04:53 Written by Jon Gold
  • Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and recall others sold with redesigned software. The finding is the latest round in a high-stakes battle between Cisco and Arista over patents and copyrights that has been going on since 2014. In the summer of 2016 the US Trade Representative began an import ban as well as a cease and desist order covering Arista products imposed by the International Trade Commission in June where it ruled that Arista had infringed on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.

    17 Jan. 17 02:48 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista wins big in latest court patent case go-around over Cisco

    In rejecting a $335 million damage award to Cisco, a California jury gave Arista Networks a key verdict in part of the expansive patent infringement lawsuit the two networking companies are fighting over.
    While the jury found Arista had copied some of Cisco Command Line Interface it declined it declined to award in damages. The jury also found that Arista did not infringe the single patent remaining in the case as well as Cisco’s asserted copyrights in its user manuals.

    15 Dec. 16 15:02 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco dents Arista again with patent infringement ruling

    U.S. International Trade Commission Judge MaryJoan McNamara issued the so-called “initial determination” on the case which now must be reviewed by the ITC. In the end should the ITC find against Arista its switches could once again be banned from import into the US. The ITC you may recall ruled against Arista in another part of this case and between June and August the company could not import those products. In November Arista announced that US Customs has given it permission to resume importing its networking gear in the United States.

    10 Dec. 16 13:56 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco/Ericsson: Assessing the mega-deal a year later

    When it was announced a year ago, the Cisco/Ericsson partnership was hailed as “the right move for us right now,” according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to create the networks of the future.
    While the partnership has done well – the companies say they have closed 60 deals together -- Ericsson is being battered financially this year and the impact that will have on the partnership could change it in the future.

    11 Nov. 16 00:58 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

    The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

    25 Oct. 16 07:01 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Cisco fashions tactical ransomware defense

    Cisco has taken a look at its security capabilities and those of its partners and come up with a playbook to address ransomware.

    13 Oct. 16 08:59 Written by Tim Greene
  • Level 3 acknowledges network outage

    Social networks exploded Tuesday morning with customer inquiries and complaints because of a Level 3 Communications network outage across the United States.

    05 Oct. 16 03:07 Written by Bob Brown
  • The craziest stories of the tech sector

    Network World started its Wider Net stories in 2003 in an effort to lighten up our news pages, acknowledging that there is a lot more to the world of enterprise networking and IT other than speeds and feeds of switches and routers and WAN links.

    04 Oct. 16 03:25 Written by Network World staff

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