News Release

Saigon Software Park Builds World-class Communications Network with Cisco Equipment

HANOI, Vietnam -- 31 August 2001 -- Saigon Software Park
Aug 31, 2001

HANOI, Vietnam -- 31 August 2001 -- Saigon Software Park (SSP) has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art infrastructure with technology and equipment from Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. The multi-service IP-based network was designed to handle leading-edge applications, enabling companies in SSP to optimize their business operations.

SSP's network was built on an open standards-based environment, on Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data). SSP will provide member companies and other customers with a wide range of applications such as high-speed Internet access, Voice over IP, Video over IP and e-business services. In addition, the network is compatible with other technologies such as Frame Relay, ATM, and leased lines.

Cisco AVVID provides not only for the deployment of converged network services combining data, voice and video over a single infrastructure but also enables enterprises to be more agile and competitive in the knowledge-based economy.

The installation of SSP's infrastructure was rolled out into phases along with the development of services and technologies. In the first phase, SSP deployed the fundamental Cisco IP switching infrastructure for core services. This solution provides the high-speed Internet access as well as connectivity with external networks. SSP plans to connect its network to other agencies and software centers throughout the country with the aim of providing additional value-added services in the future.

In subsequent phases, SSP implemented a variety of applications such as Voice over IP, Video over IP, virtual offices and e-business services.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Hien, Director of Saigon Software Park said: "The SSP network is truly a world-class network. SSP wants to provide our customers with the best work environment and the first to offer service such as e-commerce in Vietnam. We greatly appreciate the technology leadership provided by Cisco as well as the integration skills of Cisco's systems integrator, EIS."

EIS, one of Cisco's premier partners, is the major integrator for SSP's network. Mr. Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from EIS said: "EIS is very proud to be the lead integrator for this project. With the professional skills of EIS' staff and Cisco's industry-leading technologies, SSP's infrastructure was deployed in record time."

Mr. Ha Huy Hao, General Director, Cisco Systems Vietnam said: "Cisco Systems has many years of experience in building world-class communications networks. SSP's innovation and foresight in building a network infrastructure with next-generation IP services shows that they are taking the lead in building the knowledge society in Vietnam."

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