News Release

Cisco System's Hosts "Speaker Series" and Webcast Highlighting the Integration of IP+Optical Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif, --- March 7, 2001 --- Cisco Systems will
Mar 07, 2001

SAN JOSE, Calif, --- March 7, 2001 --- Cisco Systems will host another session of its ongoing "Speaker Series" webcast, with corresponding slide presentation, on Friday, March 9, 2001, at 1:30 PM (PST), highlighting the next level of its IP+Optical Strategy. All interested parties are invited to participate.

Please join Rob Redford, Senior Director of Marketing for the Internet POP Services Business Unit, as he discusses Cisco's strategy for helping service providers breakthrough bandwidth barriers with IP+Optical solutions, focusing on the new 12000 Series 10Gig products. Rob will discuss some of the challenges facing service providers in scaling their networks to 10-Gig rates and eliminating barriers to profitability. He will discuss the new Cisco 12410 and 12416 Internet routers and explain how the unique distributed system architecture of the Cisco 12000 series makes it the premier platform for 10-Gig IP networking.

No previously unannounced issues will be discussed in this webcast.

Date: Friday, March 9, 2001

Time: 1:30 PM (PST); 4:30 (EST)

Listen and watch via the Internet:

    We are proud to offer live and replay audio broadcast of the conference call, with synchronized slides, at:

To Dial in for the Live Call:

    415-537-1860 (International Callers)
RSVP: No RSVP is necessary