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What's Cisco Game Plan For Staying On Top?

Sigmanet's Reese also said he hopes to learn more about Cisco's strategy for staying competitive against rivals like Juniper Networks and Huawei, particularly after Huawei's recent vow not to sit idly by as competitors take swings at its brand.

"Competitive manufacturers like Huawei, Juniper and others are continuing to take their gloves off and they are continuing to discount heavily to win business away from Cisco," Reese said.

Ultimately, Reese said he's curious to know how an increasingly competitive landscape might impact partner profitability models, along with Cisco's own pricing models, down the line.

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