News Release

Cisco Joins OSGi Industry Group

Cisco to Incorporate Industry Standards into Home Networking Products
Dec 10, 1999

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 10, 1999 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced its membership in the Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi), an industry group focused on creating standards to connect Internet devices and services in the home to service providers.

On a customer-driven basis, Cisco will incorporate the OSGi standards into its Home Networking products. More information on Cisco's Home Networking plans will be made available during The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2000.

"Cisco believes that broadband access to Internet content and services will drive mass market consumer demand," said Don Listwin, Cisco Executive Vice President. "We are committed to working with others to create standards to facilitate rapid consumer acceptance of home networking."

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