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Cisco - statistics & facts

Cisco Systems is a California-based company that designs, manufactures, and sells telecommunications equipment, networking products, software, and technology services. The company generates revenues of around 50 billion U.S. dollars annually, with a net income of more than 10 billion U.S. dollars over the last few years. Founded in 1984, Cisco has gone on to become one of the top technology brands globally. The company is a leading player in the telecommunications equipment market, ranking second only to Huawei among leading telecom infrastructure companies.

Cisco’s business segments

Cisco’s business includes four reportable product segments: ‘Infrastructure Platforms’, ‘Applications’, ‘Security’, and ‘Other Products’. The "Infrastructure Platforms" segment is by far Cisco's largest, generating around 27.1 billion U.S. dollars in the company’s 2021 fiscal year. Cisco's "Infrastructure Platforms" segment includes its networking technologies products such as switching, routing, wireless, and data center products. In addition to the product segments, Cisco also reports a "Services" segment that generated 13.8 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in their 2021 fiscal year and includes technical support services such as the end-to-end customer experience. To support its various business activities, the company employs around 79,500 people globally, with around 48 percent of Cisco’s employees based in the U.S. as of the end of their 2021 fiscal year.

Cisco’s competitors

Cisco is one of the major vendors in the IT network hardware technologies market. The company dominates the enterprise network infrastructure market, ahead of rivals such as Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Nokia. Cisco is also a key player in the ethernet switch market, obtaining a market share of around 50 percent, as well as dominating the wireless local area network (WLAN) market. Cisco also performs strongly in the security appliance market, ranking second behind the market leader Palo Alto Networks. Cisco is also among the more prominent players in the cloud infrastructure, IT automation, and hyperconverged systems markets.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 26 most important statistics relating to "Cisco".


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