News Release

Cisco Systems' "Speaker Series" Conference Call and Webcast on Accelerating Carrier Packet Profits: Cisco's Multiservice Switching Strategy

Media Alert SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2000 - Cisco Systems
Jan 21, 2000

Media Alert

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2000 - Cisco Systems will host a conference call and webcast, with corresponding slide presentation, on Friday, January 21, 2000, at 1:30 PM (PST), highlighting its Multiservice Switching Business Unit. Financial Analysts and Cisco Investors are invited to participate.

Please join Brad Wurtz, Vice President and General Manager of the Multiservice Switching Business Unit (MSSBU), as he describes how the MSSBU offers solutions to the major problems facing carriers today. Market forces are driving service providers to change their investment and service strategy. Carriers are faced with a paradox: how to meet demand for today's services while investing in a packet network strategy that will deliver new revenues and profits. Mr. Wurtz will discuss these market forces and the products and solutions that the MSSBU offers that enable carriers to cap their investment in circuit-based technology, meeting demand for today's services with an investment in packet networks.

No previously unannounced issues will be discussed in these calls.

  • Date:Friday, January 21, 2000

  • Time:1:30 PM (PST); 4:30 (EST)

  • Listen and watch via the Internet:
    We are proud to offer a live and replay audio broadcast of the conference call, with synchronized slides, at under Investor Information.

  • To Listen via Telephone:
    212-346-6384 (for International Callers)

  • RSVP:No RSVP is necessary

  • Replay:The playback of the Speaker Series conference call, with synchronized slides, will be available on the Cisco Systems website at, under Investor Information.

A replay of the call will also be available beginning at 3:30 PM (PST) on January 21, 2000 and ending at 3:30 PM (PST) on January 26, 2000, by calling 800-633-8284 (International callers: 858-812-6440), reservation number 14219539. The call runs 24 hours/day, including weekends.