MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 12, 1993 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., announcedtoday that its internetworking products, including multiprotocol routers andinternetworking servers, will be distributed by Ameritech, a provider offull-service communications and advanced information services.
Under the agreement, Ameritech will offer Cisco Systems' productsin the five-state Ameritech region, which includes Ohio, Illinois,Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, in conjunction with Ameritech's wide- andlocal-area network integration and remote network management services.Cisco's family of routers includes the Cisco 2000, 3000 and 4000 series ofremote access systems and, for large systems, the Cisco 7000 series andCisco AGS+. Services to be provided by Ameritech include Ameritech PacketNetwork (X.25), Ameritech Base Rate Dedicated Channel Service (2.4Kbps to64Kbps), Ameritech DS1 and DS3 Services (1.544Mb to 44.736Mb), SwitchedMultimegabit Data Service (SMDS), Frame Relay and Ameritech 384 Service.
"This agreement with Cisco Systems complements joint marketingrelationships we have with other providers of quality, high-performance datacommunications services and equipment," said Robert Williamson, Ameritechmarketing manager for Advanced Connectivity Transport Services. "The broadspectrum of protocols and extensive data network services provided by Ciscorouters support our efforts to be the leader in providing enterprise-wideswitched digital and fast packet services, such as ISDN, Frame Relay andSMDS."
"This strategic alliance will offer our mutual customers totalturnkey internetworking solutions with the high quality of service andsupport from a single supplier," said John Chambers, Cisco senior vicepresident.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Ameritech, working in conjunction with marketing partners andcustomers' designated long-distance companies, coordinates products,applications and services, providing a single source for coordinatingcomplete network integration solutions.
Based in Chicago, Ameritech provides its services to about 12million customers in the Midwest. It also has operations in Poland,New Zealand, Norway and other international locations.