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Future of Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. (also known as Cisco) is a US technology conglomerate that operates globally. It is headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that manufactures, develops, and sells telecommunications equipment, networking hardware, and other high-technology products and services. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as Jasper, WebEx, and OpenDNS, Cisco specializes in specific tech markets, such as energy management, domain security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco is the biggest networking company in the globe.

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Network and Other Communications Equipment
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.
*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.
*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.
*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.

Total patents held: 
12 311
Number of patents field last year: 
54
Ranking List: 
34
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
27
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun US 500
4
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
United States
Revenue from country 
0.53
Market country 
Other
Revenue from country 
0.15
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Prod/Serv name: 
Product
Prod/Serv revenue: 
37250000000
Prod/Serv name: 
Service
Prod/Serv revenue: 
11990000000
Founded: 
1984
Global brand rank: 
52
Company Name: 
Cisco Systems
Revenue: 
49247000000
3y average revenue: 
48516666667
Operating expenses: 
17729000000
3y average expenses: 
17842666667
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
73700
Domestic employee count: 
37550
Number of domestic locations: 
64
Funds in reserve: 
7631000000
Investment into R&D: 
6296000000
create term: 
#34 | 2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
#27 | 2017 Quantumrun US 500
#4 | 2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100

Cisco Systems, Inc. (also known as Cisco) is a US technology conglomerate that operates globally. It is headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that manufactures, develops, and sells telecommunications equipment, networking hardware, and other high-technology products and services. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as Jasper, WebEx, and OpenDNS, Cisco specializes in specific tech markets, such as energy management, domain security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco is the biggest networking company in the globe.

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Telecommunications
Industry:
Network and Other Communications Equipment
Website:
Founded:
1984
Global employee count:
73,700
Domestic employee count:
37,550

Financial Health

Revenue
$49,247,000,000 USD
3y average revenue
$48,516,666,667 USD
Operating expenses
$17,729,000,000 USD
3y average expenses
$17,842,666,667 USD
Funds in reserve
$7,631,000,000 USD
#1 Market country
United States
% of revenue from country #1
0.53%
#2 Market country
Other
% of revenue from country #2
0.15%

Asset Performance

#1 Product/Service/Dept. name
Product
#1 Product/Service revenue
$37,250,000,000 USD
#2 Product/Service/Dept. name
Service
#2 Product/Service revenue
$11,990,000,000 USD

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Global brand rank
52
Investment into R&D
$6,296,000,000 USD
Total patents held
12,311
Number of patents field last year
54
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.
*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.
*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.
*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.