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Cisco Outlines 3rd Quarter Fiscal 2010 Technology & Customer Highlights

Date/Time Stamp:

San Jose, Calif.: May 10, 2010

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Cisco has scheduled a conference call on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time (PT) to announce its 3rd quarter fiscal year 2010 financial results for the quarter ending Saturday, May 1.
  • Financial results will be released over Marketwire, as well as the European Business and Technical Wire after the close of the market on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
  • To listen via the Internet:
    We are pleased to offer a live and replay audio broadcast of the conference call with corresponding slides at www.cisco.com/go/investors.

Select Product Announcements from Q3 FY10:

  • Cisco introduced the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, designed to serve as the foundation for the next-generation Internet and to transform the broadband and entertainment industries.
  • New Cisco mobile collaboration applications for the Apple iPad and BlackBerry smartphones offer millions of users access to Cisco WebEx online meetings.
  • Cisco conducted the first intercompany unified communications calls over the Internet using the Cisco Intercompany Media Engine, an integral part of Cisco's collaboration portfolio.
  • Cisco introduced the second-generation Cisco Unified Computing SystemTM with up to four times the compute capacity compared to the first generation, designed to reduce IT infrastructure costs and complexity, provide better support for data center virtualization, and improve business agility.
  • Cisco expanded the industry's broadest portfolio of small business technology with new solutions to help small businesses connect to the world, secure their business and communicate more effectively.
  • Cisco announced its delivery of the borderless mobility experience with a new wireless innovation: CleanAir Technology that can help accelerate the transition to the mobile workplace.

Select Global Customer Announcements from Q3 FY10, by Theater:

United States & Canada:

  • Cisco announced that its digital signage technology is helping to power the new marquee at the NASDAQ MarketSite in the heart of New York's Times Square.
  • Bank of America and Cisco announced an agreement to deploy the largest network of Cisco TelePresence systems, with an initial 200 units being installed across the bank's global operations by year-end.
  • The State of Colorado and Cisco joined forces to strengthen social, economic and environmental sustainability through Smart+Connected Communities.
  • NTT America plans to deploy the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router to scale its Next-Generation Internet Protocol Network infrastructure.
  • Duke University and Cisco unveiled a first-of-its-kind virtual lecture hall, custom-built using Cisco TelePresence technology, to extend the in-person classroom environment across campuses and into the business world.

Asia Pacific:

  • Incheon Metropolitan City and Cisco announced a collaboration to build the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) into a high-tech, globally competitive and environmentally sustainable smart connected city in Korea.
  • Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, one of Taiwan's leading health care providers, has built a mobile medical-information system using a Cisco Unified Wireless Network.
  • Cisco and the People's Committee of Da Nang moved into the next stage in their collaboration to explore how Cisco technologies can transform Da Nang City into an economically viable community over a networked environment.
  • Australia's Deakin University has become an early adopter of innovative technology by transitioning to the Cisco Unified Computing System platform for its next-generation data center.
  • The National Stock Exchange of India rolled out an extensive deployment of its next-generation network architecture at the country's largest stock exchange.

Emerging Markets:

  • Cisco and NextiraOne completed a major deployment to extend and support the Polish Border Guard's information technology and communications platform.
  • MTN Nigeria, in collaboration with Cisco and Resourcery plc, became the first service provider in Nigeria to offer Cisco TelePresence.
  • Kuwait's Al Hamra Real Estate selected Cisco to develop the information and communications technology vision and design for Al Hamra Tower, projected to be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
  • Oversun-Mercury launched a commercial data center in Moscow to address the growing needs of Russian businesses for managed data center services, using a data center network infrastructure that is based on Cisco hardware and software.
  • Cisco and a number of partners in Brazil announced they have won a public bid to provide the entire infrastructure for network, data security, wireless connectivity and unified communications for the new Administrative City in the state of Minas Gerais using an end-to-end Cisco borderless network architecture.

Europe:

  • BT delivered virtual fitting rooms to Tommy Hilfiger, based on BT's Unified Communications Video solution coupled with Cisco's TANDBERG technology, to enable design teams in Amsterdam and New York to collaborate more effectively with manufacturing in Hong Kong.
  • Netherlands-based telecoms and ICT service provider KPN selected Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS) as the foundation for its core Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network(IP NGN).
  • In the UK, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) used a Cisco network and telephony system to significantly improve its Emergency Department operations and to streamline patient care.
  • Winterflood Securities in the UK deployed Cisco Unified Computing System to improve the resilience, agility, scalability and flexibility of its high frequency trading platform.
  • Tele Sistemi Ferroviari, Italy's leader in the development and management of ICT services for the transport and logistics sector, deployed Cisco Unified Computing System in its data center.
  • Austrian road administrator ASFINAG implemented the Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) in Austria's tunnels. This system permits ASFINAG to connect analog and digital networks, including landlines, mobile phones and the radio networks used by the fire and ambulance service and the police.

Acquisitions and Investments:

  • Cisco completed its voluntary offer for TANDBERG, a global leader in video communications, and launched a compulsory acquisition of the rest of the outstanding issued shares in TANDBERG.Through the combined offering of the full TANDBERG product line and the Cisco TelePresenceTM portfolio, the Cisco TelePresence business provides customers with access to a fully integrated architecture, a comprehensive network-based endpoint and infrastructure portfolio, and a suite of unique experiences, customizable applications and flexible deployment models.

Significant Partner Announcements from Q3 FY10:

  • Cisco launched an initiative that provides new program benefits for channel partners delivering Cisco Unified Computing System and VMware vSphere.
  • Cisco announced a series of initiatives designed to help the company's global community of channel partners evolve and accelerate their investments in professional services, partner collaboration and architectural capabilities.

Education and Corporate Citizenship:

  • The American Red Cross and Cisco today announced the creation of the largest corporate volunteer program in the history of the Red Cross to help prepare their communities for, and respond to, natural and other disasters when and where they strike.
  • Cisco announced the launch of two pilot programs in 40 Mexican schools with the aim of improving students' educational access, graduation rates and achievement levels; strengthening teaching standards and accountability; and helping to raise Mexico's education standards.

Complete Conference Call Details:

Date: May 12, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM (PT); 4:30 PM (ET)

To Listen via the Internet:
We are pleased to offer a live and replay audio broadcast of the conference call with corresponding slides at www.cisco.com/go/investors.

Q3 FY10 conference call to discuss Cisco's results along with its business outlook will be held at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Conference call number is 888-848-6507 (United States) or 212-519-0847 (international).

Conference call replay will be available from 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 12, 2010 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 19, 2010 at 866-357-4205 (United States) or 203-369-0122 (international). The replay also will be available via webcast from May 12, 2010 through July 23, 2010 on the Cisco Investor Relations website at http://www.cisco.com/go/investors.

An archived version of the webcast will be available on Cisco Systems' Investor Relations website at www.cisco.com/go/investors.

About Cisco Systems

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Information on Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

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