The Challenging market condition at the moment represents different things to different businesses. For Cisco it could be coincidental or deliberate that they seem to be refocusing on customer’s homes rather than their business network equipment. According to The Mercury News website Cisco is working with phone and cable carriers on products and services that let consumers hold video conferences through their televisions, see Cisco to use Medianet to Deliver Next Generation Connected Life at Home Solution.
Cisco announced that they will be using their Medianet cable service provider to deliver next generation digital home content. The medianet service provider is an intelligent network optimized for rich media that can help drive video strategy for enterprises, consumers and service providers. Cisco is the only company that, along with our partners, can address rich media from an end-to-end perspective by taking advantage of deep expertise in IP networking, video and consumer premise solutions.