Cisco Systems is planning to lay off between 5,500 workers, the Associated Press reports.
The more than 5 thousand workers represents 7 percent of the workforce for the San Jose-based company.
The cuts are expected to be announced within the next few weeks, CRN reported. Cisco announced its fourth-quarter results after the stock market closes Wednesday.
Cisco announced mass layoffs every summer from 2011 to 2014, according to MarketWatch .