Cisco retains the most recognized brand in networking gear, according to a survey conducted by communications industry research firm Heavy Reading.

Second place in the private survey of 160 service providers professionals representing 100 network carriers worldwide went to Juniper Networks.

The invitation-only survey asked respondents to rate telecom hardware manufacturers based on:

  • Name recognition

  • Price

  • Product performance

  • Product quality and reliability

  • Service and support
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