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Cisco Plots Mesh

Dan Jones
10/26/2005

(Nasdaq: CSCO) will launch its first wireless LAN mesh products next month, according to various industry and analyst sources.

As Unstrung reported back in April, Cisco has been plotting a mesh launch since it acquired wireless LAN switch startup Airespace for $450 million in December. The startup had originally been planning to launch a two-radio mesh box in March of this year.

"We heard that they [Cisco] were going to announce a mesh product, under development from the Airespace aquisition," says one industry source. "The original announcement date we heard was September 15th... Obviously [it] didn't happen then. We are confident, however, that they will be announcing something in the next month or so."

Other industry sources concur that the Airespace-derived boxes are on the way.

But exactly what Cisco does with its mesh products is what interests some WiFi watchers.

Read the rest of the story on Unstrung.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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