Cisco had 73,408 employees as of the end of the last quarter.
You have to look at different markets with different pace and speed, said Elfrink.
Microsoft claims a "worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to all of Nortel's patents."
The company also plans to cut 550 jobs from its workforce of 73,000.
Cisco may sell the hybrid boxes to cable operators like Comcast.
Cisco unveiled the Cius, a lightweight, 7-inch tablet based on Google's Android operating system.
ScanSafe sells services that protect business computer networks.
Earlier Cisco had filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc over using the name 'iPhone', a Cisco trademark since 2000.
In a lawsuit, Cisco asked a judge to forbid Apple from using the name "iPhone," a Cisco trademark since 2000.
Network giant Cisco has sued Apple for trademark infringement, saying that it owned the rights to the name iPhone.
Cisco on Wednesday announced that it is on course with its $1.1 billion investment in India that it announced in October 2005.
Cisco Systems launches Linksys One. Small business holders will now avail services of voice, video, data and security, all for the price of voice.