MANILA, Philippines -- 17 August 2000 -- Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, has positioned itself to deliver New World Communication services to its customers with an end-to-end network backbone from Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in data networking. Globe Telecom has become one of the first companies in the Philippines to become a member of the Cisco Powered Network program.
Globe Telecom joins a prestigious and select list of over 400 service providers worldwide who have gained the mark of service quality. As a member of the CPN Program, Globe Telecom is identified as a provider of reliable, secure and high-performance Data Services, and cutting-edge network solutions. Globe Telecom will continue to offer its customers the benefits of superior technology and the latest advancements of broadband, end-to-end networking, while expanding its relationship with Cisco Systems. Globe Telecom and Cisco will embark on joint marketing and selling, as well as technology sharing activities as a result of this certification.
"To be recognized as among the world's best service providers gives us that distinct advantage in the local market," said Jesus Romero, assistant vice president for Business Communications of Globe Telecom. "By partnering with Cisco, we are confident that what we are offering our customers is definitely the world's best."
Noel Rivera, country manager of Cisco Systems Philippines said that the entry into the program is a strong guarantee of the Quality of Service being offered by Globe Telecom. "We are very happy that Globe Telecom is now part of the Cisco Powered Network family of service providers. It clearly demonstrates their expertise and dedication in deploying world-class solutions to their customers."
Globe Telecom's Cisco Powered Network will combine Internet Protocol (IP) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) in one network creating a highly scalable, intelligent Layer 3 platform with Quality of Service (QoS) and any-to-any connectivity. Aside from high-speed Data Access, the network also enables IP VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), Voice over IP and Unified Messaging.
Globe Telecom's Multi-Service Digital Data Network (MSDDN) is powered by Cisco's 2500, 2600, 3400, 3640, 4500 and 4700 access routers, 7206 multifunction routers, 7513 and 7576 data and video routers, AS5300 universal access servers, BPX 8680 and MGX 8850 wide area switches and MGX 8220 edge concentrators.
At present, Cisco equipment comprises 73 percent of Globe Telecom's whole data network and 100 percent of the company's Internet service provider arm, GlobeNet.
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a full-service telecommunications company offering cellular mobile telephone system (CMTS), fixed telephone, and international communications services; Internet access; VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) service; Inter-Exchange Carrier service; International and Domestic private leased lines; Datafast Frame Relay; Value-added Network services and data communications. Website is atwww.globe.com.ph.
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