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Swisscom and Cisco Systems Sign Alliance to Offer End-to-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network Delivers Advanced Networking Services
Jul 13, 1998

Cisco Powered Network Delivers Advanced Networking Services to Customers in Switzerland

GLATTZENTRUM, Switzerland -- July 13, 1998 -- Swisscom and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced an alliance that will deliver IP/VPN services to business customers in Switzerland and international markets.

The two companies will also cooperate in new service development initiatives, joint sales and marketing programs and technology/product updates and training.

Swisscom and Cisco will work together on the development of LAN-switching services, electronic fulfillment applications to support business management processes, as well as the creation of various Swisscom service packages and product bundles for the Blue Window, LAN-Interconnect and other services.

Utilizing a Cisco Powered Network, Swisscom offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights Swisscom and Cisco's focuses on using intelligent broadband IP networking to deliver enhanced connectivity and network-based applications.

"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligent business solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," said Florian Wafler, product promotions manager of Swisscom. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

Cisco recently designated Swisscomm's Internet service, IP Plus, a Cisco Powered Network (CPN) service because it is delivered through an industry-leading, end-to-end Cisco solution. Swisscom's participation in the CPN program - including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates Swisscom's ability to provide innovative services and industry-leading technology solutions.

Cisco's high-performance, reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offer consistent services," said Peter Lomas, European vice president of Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "Swisscom's relationship with Cisco will enable Swisscom customers to be confident that their service provider will deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as well as new, advanced and differentiated services."

About Swisscom

Swisscom is a leader in the area of voice communications, data communications, multimedia and offers highly professional, tailor-made and complete solutions to its business customers, both nationally and around the globe.

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