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Cisco buys CoreOptics to help scale fiber networks

The networking giant said CoreOptics's digital signal processing technology will help service providers manage "tremendous growth" in IP traffic.

Cisco plans to acquire privately held CoreOptics, a maker of optical networking technology designed to help carriers handle an expected surge in IP traffic driven partly by the adoption of cloud computing.

CoreOptics' digital signal processing technology is intended to help service providers scale their IP networks while keeping costs down by making transmission more efficient, Cisco said in an announcement.

The company said its research shows IP traffic will increase fivefold between 2008 and 2013, with a 40-percent compound annual growth rate, due largely to the growth in cloud computing, video and mobile applications.

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