Networking major Cisco is realigning its business strategy following which it has decided to completely strop producing WiMAX base stations. Cisco now aims to focus on only offering IP packet core and WiMAX edge radio technology solutions such as femtocells and Wi-Fi.
Cisco’s move is widely perceived to be the obvious strategy since acquiring Starent Networks for $ 2.9 billion. Starent’s competency includes proving IP packet core solutions.
In fact Cisco’s WiMAX foray way back in 2007 was mainly driven by its acquisition of Navini Networks.
The company says that it will now focus on providing a radio-agnostic IP end-to-end mobile multimedia services network.
Cisco has recently bagged BSNL’s WiMAX franchisee contract for urban areas in eight circles. Its local partner for the project is Teracom.