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Belkin Steps Up In SMB Space With Linksys Acquisition

Belkin is acquiring Cisco's Home Networking Business Unit, which includes the Linksys business, in a move that could catapult it into a higher profile spot in the SMB marketplace.

In acquiring Linksys, Belkin is getting one of the most well-known brands in consumer and SOHO networking, with a 30 percent share of the U.S. retail home and small-business networking market.

"Linksys has been connecting consumers to more powerful wireless networks for business, from home to small business solutions," Mike Chen, senior director of product management for Belkin's networking business, told CRN.


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