Cisco to expand India operations?

Cisco is to invest $1.7 billion in its India operations according to local reports.

The Economic Times has reported that the investment includes a $40 million innovation fund as the network equipment manufacturer aims for India to contribute to 5% of its global revenue.

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is pursuing a digital strategy, and is looking to spend more than $5 billion on expanding broadband networks across the country in the next three years. It has also released a policy document outlining plans to create a $15 billion market for Internet of Things (IoT) products by 2020.

Cisco is reportedly eyeing opportunities in the rise of “smart cities” across the nation.

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