News Release

China Telecom Adopts Cisco Technology to Equip Its Beijing Research Institute

Cisco Provides Data Access Lab with Advanced Testing Capabilities
Feb 25, 2003

BEIJING, P.R. China, February 25, 2003 - Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that China Telecom has deployed Cisco's networking equipment and solutions at the data access laboratory of its Beijing Research Institute. Cisco technology enabled the institute to build a reliable and flexible network for the testing of China Telecom's emerging technology and telecommunications services.

"The competitiveness of a modern telecoms enterprise depends heavily on its innovative capacity," commented John Ng, Vice President of Cisco Systems China. "This is an important move for China Telecom, to create a lab that has the highest industry standards and that will enhance the company's expansion of technology and services. Due to our expertise and experience in providing networking technology to telecom research labs, Cisco's solutions secured a testing environment of high reliability and scalability in which new China Telecom services can be developed."

China Telecom has set up research centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in order to accelerate the development of new technologies and business applications. The Beijing data access lab will also be operated to help China Telecom adapt industry-leading services being deployed on a global basis to the Chinese market.

Cisco provided high-end 12410 and 7600 series routers to the Beijing data access lab, which aims to establish a stable networking environment for IP (Internet Protocol) and ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) data testing. The data access lab will also conduct research programs on broadband MAN (metropolitan-area network), broadband Internet access, network access and monitoring, IP VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology, IP security and development of IP version 6 solutions.

The Cisco 12410 router is part of the Cisco 12000 series, which offers industry leading scalability, high performance, and is designed for guaranteed priority packet delivery through an innovative distributed architecture design that enables service providers to accelerate the evolution of the Internet through delivery of profitable, next generation services. The Cisco 12410 router ships with the Cisco IOS® Software suite - a solution with more than ten years of successful deployment in provider networks.

The Cisco 7600 Series delivers optical WAN (wide-area network) and MAN functionality with high-touch IP services, helping service providers differentiate their service offerings for a competitive advantage and bringing high-speed connectivity to enterprise companies.