back to article Big Switch to Big Photon for Cisco: Switchzilla to splurge $2.6bn on Acacia

Network overlord Cisco has had its own Victor Kiam moment and is set to slurp one of its suppliers, optical interconnect specialist Acacia Communications, for $2.6bn in cash. Acacia specialises in coherent optics, using modulation of the amplitude and phase of light, as well as polarisation to send more data down a piece of …

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