Examining Cisco's $3 Billion IP Video Purchase

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 30, 2009

Cisco has purchased a Scandinavian IP video manufacturer for $3 Billion USD - and it is not Axis. The purchase is for the videoconferencing market and the acquired company, Tandberg, is one of two market share leaders in videoconferencing (the other being Polycom).

The videoconferencing market has interesting parallels to the IP video surveillance market. Both markets are approximately $2 Billion USD currently and project double digit growth over the next 5 years (read an overview of video conferencing market statistics).

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