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Cisco Completes Acquisition of Starent Networks


The  holiday season is always a time of excitement, anticipation, and good will. Clearly, mobile is at the heart of all three! I just spent $300 on new smartphones for my family and upgraded our plans to 1200+ minutes, 500+ text messages, and tens of mega bytes per month. That does not even include everything I do with my business phone! If this is any indication, the mobile data traffic will far exceed the projections from the Cisco Visual Networking Index in many markets!

With this backdrop, the Cisco Mobility team is doubly excited because today (18th December 2009), as part of our ongoing efforts to enable the mobile Internet transformation, Starent Networks is now a part of Cisco.

As the new Cisco Mobile Internet Technology Group, under the leadership of Ashraf Dahod, former Starent CEO, Starent’s employees will continue their innovative work to develop and support industry-leading mobile broadband solutions.

With Starent’s multimedia mobile broadband platforms, Cisco now offers an unmatched portfolio spanning all aspects of the 3G/4G mobile Internet. And we look forward with great anticipation to the future, as we work with our new colleagues to deliver the most intelligent, high-performance networks the world has ever seen and supercharge the Mobile Internet.

And lastly, we want to express our thanks and offer our good will and best wishes, not only to Ashraf and the newest members of the Cisco family, but also to our customers and partners. This is an exciting time and I am proud to be working with you all to make the Mobile  Internet transformation a reality.

Kittur  Nagesh, Director, Service Provider Mobility Marketing

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