Cisco Leaves The Consumer Networking Market After Selling Linksys Brand To Belkin

  • 25 January 2013
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One of the most popular home networking products will be getting a reskin and integration this year. A big surpirse to many, Cisco has decided it's time to sell their Linksys brand and focus on their larger, business focused goals.

"It’s been a weird decade for Cisco. After being a dot-com darling in the late 90s (everyone wanted a few Cisco routers for their door-to-door pet food delivery services), the company tried its hand at consumer products with the Flip video camera series and, a little while later, Linksys routers. It seems, then, that Cisco’s grand consumer experiment is over.

The terms of the sale are undisclosed but it should close in March of this year. Belkin has been taking a harder look at networking hardware for the past few years while still maintaining their ties to the computer accessory market that defined the company for years. Their current crop of routers are aimed at home users so Linksys could give Belkin a bit of an edge in the home/small office market."
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Are you surprised by this change in the home networking field? Will this change your outlook on coming purchases?

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Well the way I look at it most ISP's supply a Modem Wired/Wireless Gateway to there customers nowadays so can see some movement in this area.