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Cisco Prepares to Unplug Its Cable Amps

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Light Reading – In another signal that Cisco Systems is de-emphasizing its cable hardware strategy, the vendor recently alerted customers that it will halt the sale of its family of GainMaker cable amplifiers starting next fall. While Cisco’s decision to end-of-life those products is cause for concern for cable operators that rely on those products, speculation is circulating that Cisco is also exploring a plan to license its GainMaker technology to a third party that, in turn, could take on the heavy lifting for those products, including R&D, manufacturing and sales […]


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