Cisco Making 'Major Technology Announcement' To 'Forever Change The Internet' On March 9

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Cisco is inviting media and analysts to a Webcast event on Tuesday, March 9, during which the company will make a “significant announcement” that will “forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments.”

Any guesses? Is CEO John Chambers taking time off to start a duck calling site?

It doesn’t seem that this would be an acquisition — that kind of stuff is kept hush-hush in advance of its announcement. So a major new product line? Something interesting? Or total hyperbole?

We’d note that part of the URL for the registration is “nextgenerationinternet,” which seems to be a marketing phrase Cisco is using this year.

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Update: Readers sent in this FT article about Cisco’s plan to develop a super-high speed Internet system with major ISPs. They also suggested that Cisco could announce a CDN, going up against the likes of Akamai and Limelight Networks.

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