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Cisco saw revenue increases in all of its geographies: 24 percent in Asia-Pacific and Japan, 5 percent in EMEA, and 3 percent in the Americas. Product orders were up 5 percent in Americas and 7 percent in Asia-Pacific and Japan, though flat in EMEA.
Overall product revenue, according to Cisco, was up 5 percent year-over-year, with Cisco's core networking businesses, including switching and routing, up by single digits. Cisco services revenue was up 13 percent year-over-year.
By segment, switching was up 5 percent, flat in next-generation network routing and collaboration, up 12 percent in service provider video, up 20 percent in wireless, up 9 percent in security, and, crucial for Cisco maintaining its strength with the Unified Computing System (UCS) platform, up 67 percent in data center.
Customer segment orders were up or slightly down by single digits: public sector up 3 percent, commercial (SMB and midmarket) up 8 percent, service provider up 5 percent and enterprise down 1 percent.
Cisco also added headcount: 65,223, up from 63,970 in the second quarter. Chambers also made a brief note of Cisco's stepped-up pace of acquisitions, including its $5 billion pickup of U.K.-based NDS, a move Chambers said will help Cisco better offer next-generation video experiences at a faster speed.
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