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Cisco Announces IP Telephony Services Designation within the Cisco Powered Network Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 2, 2001 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the
Jul 02, 2001

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 2, 2001 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced an IP Telephony Services designation within the Cisco Powered Network Program for service provider customers that build and deliver telephony-oriented services based on Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) networking products and solutions. Cisco today also announced that Appiant, Dialpad, Genuity, iBasis, InPhonic, Pagoo and Voxeo are the first service providers to receive the new designation.

The new program designation enables IP Telephony-qualified Cisco Powered Network members to achieve sustained differentiation and growth in profitability by harnessing the power of Cisco's IP Telephony solutions. It also allows these service providers to use the resources of the Cisco Powered Network program, and capitalize on Cisco's leading edge Internet expertise, industry leadership, and unparalleled market development resources. The Cisco Powered Network mark confirms to users that the designated services are delivered over an end-to-end Cisco infrastructure, which ensures higher availability and reliability, along with compatibility with the most widely used networking equipment.

Cisco announced that the following customers have received the Cisco Powered Network IP Telephony Services Designation at this time:

Appiant Technologies, Inc., a software applications and infrastructure company providing a fully hosted end-to-end, carrier class Web-based Unified Communications /Unified Information solutions, relies on Cisco market-leading voice gateway products to help provide enterprise and service provider customers a fast, reliable and consistent global network.

Dialpad Communications, Inc., the leading global provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions for carriers, businesses and consumers, uses the termination services of Cisco VoIP service provider customers to provide carrier-grade VoIP service to its customers.

Genuity (Nasdaq: GENU) is a leading Internet infrastructure services provider and the only company in the industry to offer an eBusiness Network Platform. Genuity combines its Tier 1 network with its full portfolio of managed Internet services, including dedicated, remote and broadband access, Web hosting and Internet security, to develop a platform for creating scalable and repeatable managed eBusiness solutions. The company uses a variety of Cisco routers, gateways, switches and security services.

iBasis, Inc., (Nasdaq:IBAS), the leader in advanced Internet-based voice communications, has the world's largest Cisco Powered Network for Internet telephony. Spanning 65 countries, The iBasis NetworkTM employs Cisco Internet telephony gateways and gatekeepers to deliver toll quality international voice services and provide the infrastructure for hosted communications solutions, including messaging and speech-enabled content, e-commerce and customer service applications. The company's customers include many of the largest carriers and enterprises in the world.

InPhonic, is the leading solutions provider in the development and management of Virtual Private Wireless Networks and customized wireless communities for Enterprises, Affinity Groups and eBusinesses. InPhonic develops end-to-end wireless solutions to support clients from device procurement and configuration through data/voice platform integration and solution hosting. As part of its VPWN solutions, InPhonic supports Web based Unified Communication that utilizes Cisco products to enhance the wireless communication solutions it delivers to its clients.

Pagoo provides Voice-over-IP software applications and solutions for traditional and next generation telecom carriers, ISPs and broadband providers around the globe. Pagoo's solutions enable service providers to use their Cisco IP network infrastructure and offer traditional and enhanced telephony services to their end-users. Service features can include inbound and outbound calling, a standard phone number, caller ID and "Follow Me" call forwarding.

Voxeo Corporation manages an infrastructure for deploying voice applications that enables businesses to cost-effectively connect customers and employees to applications, ranging from daily communications to business-critical information, using any telephone. By implementing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateways and the Intelligent Contact Management (ICM) platform from Cisco, Voxeo provides its customers with a carrier-class infrastructure with increased network availability and reliability for their mission-critical voice applications, including: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions, call center integration, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM).

"Cisco's new IP Telephony Services designation and supporting resources have been created to help service providers capitalize on the increasing demand for packet telephony services from business customers of all sizes," said Kevin Outcalt, senior director, service provider marketing at Cisco. "By relying on Cisco's IP Telephony solutions, service providers can deploy new services, quickly and cost effectively, that appeal to different market segments." Cisco Powered Network program members can take advantage of Cisco's brand and reputation, participate in a wide range of joint marketing and technology sharing activities, reduce their marketing and sales costs, gain preferred access to Cisco's customer base and benefit from numerous programs to improve network operations and security.

Service providers qualify for the IP Telephony Services Cisco Powered Network designation bymeeting certain criteria, including offering services over an end-to-end Cisco-based IP Telephony network, and maintaining high levels of network quality and customer satisfaction, as well as a minimum annual investment in Cisco equipment.

Cisco established the Cisco Powered Network program in 1997 as a way for Service Providers todifferentiate their services in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The program recognizes service providers who provision their services end-to-end with Cisco equipment and is designed to help member companies develop and market high-quality services, thus giving more confidence to the enterprise customers they serve while creating greater business success. All Cisco Powered Network members agree to maintain high levels of network quality and customer satisfaction, as well as a minimum annual investment in Cisco equipment.

Cisco has a broad range of IP Telephony-oriented products, including voice gateway equipment to connect IP Telephony calls to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).