Has been rumored that Cisco will sell its set-top box business.However, John Chambers,
Cisco president and CEO John Chambers, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, set-top box
business is an important part of Cisco’s larger video strategy.
Chambers said that Cisco’s recent $ 5 billion acquisition of video software vendors, NDS
Group, Cisco, however, in no hurry to sell its set-top box business. Video continues to be
a key focus of Cisco’s. Cisco set-top box business unit employees will be responsible for
handling the rapid increase in the work of the majority of video communications hardware
Chambers said Cisco is seeking to leverage its core network switches and routers, and the
growing number of video product portfolio to create some solutions so that businesses and
consumers to get any video at any time and on any device. $ 6.9 billion acquisition of
Scientific Atlanta, Inc. Cisco 2006 set-top box business. This business will be a key part
of this directory.
This is not just set-top box business, Chambers said. This is video to family and other
things in any place. This is the direction of development.
Cisco executives and others in the industry will explode in the next few years, the global
Internet traffic growth is expected. The video will be a major motivating factor. Cisco
released last summer, the annual video network index forecast that by 2015, the world will
have 30 million Internet users and 150 billion units connected to the Internet equipment,
data transmission on the Internet amounted to 966EB (1EB = 1 billion GB ).
The video will be an important factor in promoting this growth. Cisco executives believe
that Cisco will play a central role.