News Release

ITnet S.p.A. and Cisco Work Together to Offer End-to-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking
Aug 06, 1998

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking Services to Customers in Italy

ITALY -- August 6, 1998 -- ITnet S.p.A. and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they are combining efforts to offer dial access to business customers in Italy.

With a Cisco Powered Network, ITnet S.p.A. offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights ITnet S.p.A.'s and Cisco's focus 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 Joy Marino, President of ITnet S.p.A. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

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ITnet's infrastructure includes the use of Cisco 4700 Modular Multiprotocol Router in the backbone and the AS5200 as the dial platform.

ITnet is using the above infrastructure to offer a variety of services including WORLDwide for large enterprises, callWORLD aimed at Small Medium Business and WORLDcitizen for Single users requiring PSTN or ISDN lines.

"Cisco's high-performance and reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offer consistent services," said Don Listwin, senior vice president of Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "ITnet's relationship with Cisco will enable ITnet 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."

In the Cisco Powered Network Program, ITnet will provide services based predominantly on Cisco equipment and software. ITnet's participation in the program - including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates ITnet ability to provide innovative services and industry-leading technology solutions.

About ITnet S.p.A.

ITnet, founded in Genova in 1994, is one of the major Italian ISP's addressing the Enterprise/Business market. The company is noted for its strong technical background and commitment to developing the Internet community throughout Italy.

International and local partnerships help ITnet to strengthen both its technological expertise and full territory coverage.

Redundant international links with Worldcom and UUNET make ITnet one of the most reliable, high-performance ISP's in Italy.

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