Cisco Launches its First ‘Made in India’ Router

California-based Cisco handed over its first Made in India product, a network router, to Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s Minister for Electronics and IT.

“We are proud to deliver on our promise to Make in India and accelerate India’s journey to become a global leader in electronics manufacturing. India is an incredible country for Cisco as it represents a 360 degree value, a great growth opportunity, world-class talent, and is now an integral part of our global supply chain,” John Kern, SVP, Supply Chain Operations of Cisco, said.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Receiving Made in India Router from Cisco

Photo Credit: Ravi Shankar Prasad/Twitter

 

Targeted for the use of small and medium businesses across multiple industry verticals, this router costs less than $1500 and is among the popular products of Cisco’s core switching portfolio worldwide, reports NPR. Recent surveys state that the internet usage in India is constantly rising. There are nearly 23 billion connected devices and the number is expected to double to over 50 billion by 2020.

 

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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