News Release

Infonet and Cisco Combine Efforts to Offer End-to-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking
Oct 20, 1998

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking Services to Customers Worldwide

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- October 20, 1998 -- Infonet Services Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they are combining efforts to offer advanced IP-based services to business customers on a worldwide basis.

With a Cisco Powered Network, Infonet offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance intranet and Internet services. The relationship highlights Infonet'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 a key foundation for delivering intelligent business solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," said Tom Whidden, vice president, Marketing for Infonet. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

Under the banner of Global Internet Services and Global Intranet Services, Infonet offers a wide range of network connectivity, addressing, and access options, plus application services such as electronic mail and fax, global roaming, electronic commerce, Web-site hosting, intranets, extranets, and IP telephony.

"Cisco's high-performance, reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offer consistent services," said Kevin Kennedy, senior vice president of Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "Infonet's relationship with Cisco enables its customers to be confident that Infonet will deliver a high level of network performance and interoperability, as well as new, advanced, and differentiated IP services."

Infonet's seamless, global IP network is designated as a Cisco Powered Network as it is based predominantly on Cisco equipment and software. Infonet's participation in the program - including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates Infonet's ability to provide innovate services and industry-leading technology solutions.

About Infonet Services Corporation

Infonet. Services Corporation is a world leader in providing global networking services to multinational enterprises for connectivity, Internet, intranet and electronic commerce solutions. Infonet provides a full suite of messaging and collaborative products and services worldwide. Infonet's global services are supported locally in 59 countries. Infonet's World Network is currently accessible from over 180 countries.

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