News Release

Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Team to Offer End-To-End Networking Solutions

With Cisco Powered Network, Deutsche Telekom AG Offers Customers Reliable, Secure and High-Performance Internet Services
Nov 13, 1997

MUNICH/BONN, Germany - November 13, 1997 - Deutsche Telekom AG and Cisco Systems, announced that they are teaming to offer advanced, end-to-end networking solutions.

With a Cisco Powered Network, Deutsche Telekom AG offers customers reliable, secure andhigh-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights Deutsche Telekom's and Cisco'sfocus on using intelligent broadband IP networking to deliver enhanced connectivity andnetwork-based applications to Germany4s largest corporations.

"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligentbusiness solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," said PeterKahl, senior executive director, data communications, of Deutsche Telekom AG. "By working withthe recognised worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, we can reassure our customersthat the Internet service we offer with T-InterConnect leads the industry in reliability,performance and innovation."

T-InterConnect is Deutsche Telekom's Internet service designed for business customers. Thebackbone network used to provide this service runs on Cisco Systems equipment, including 7500and 7200 family routers.

Peter Lomas, vice president, service providers, Cisco EMEA, said, "Enterprise customersworldwide have selected quality networking and Internet solutions from Cisco. DeutscheTelekom's relationship with Cisco will enable end customers to feel confident that theirservice provider will deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as wellas new, advanced and differentiated services."

The Cisco Powered Network designation acknowledges Deutsche Telekom's ability to provideinnovative services and increase customer confidence in the performance and reliability of itsservices and the benefits of using Cisco equipment and software end to end.

About Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom is the largest telecommunications service provider in Europe. Worldwide,Deutsche Telekom ranks among the companies that will play a leading role in key technologydevelopments into the next century. With revenue of over DM 63 billion in 1996, DeutscheTelekom ranks among the five largest companies in Germany.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is theworldwide leader in networking for the Internet. at

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