News Release

China Network Communications Group Turns to the Cisco 10000 for Major Broadband Service Expansion

Single Multiservice Platform Provides Intelligence and Scaling for Next-Gen Broadband Services
Feb 26, 2004

BEIJING, February 26, 2004 - China Network Communications Group (CNG) has announced that it will use the Cisco 10000 Edge Services Router as part of its aggressive expansion of broadband services in Shandong, Liaoning, and Hangzhou provinces. The announced system upgrade is part of CNG's long-term program to provide the most advanced broadband services to its over 17.8 million subscribers across China.

Combined, the three provinces currently have over 1 million broadband subscribers, but demand for services is expected to double over the next year. CNG expects this growth to come from both residential as well as commercial subscribers, and will require additional network performance, scalability, and service quality.

With the widest variety of interfaces, combined with a unique blend of processing power, capacity, high availability, and IP intelligent features, the Cisco 10000 platform is used by carriers around the world for both integrated private line and broadband aggregation services. The Cisco 10000 is the industry's only edge router that delivers consistent high performance features for carriers deploying IP/MPLS VPN services to both broadband and private line customers. This multiservice capability allows carriers to expand services and enter new markets, while reducing network complexity and operational and capital requirements.

About the Cisco Broadband Aggregation Portfolio

The Cisco Broadband Aggregation portfolio is the industry's most comprehensive solution for global broadband service deployment. With industry-leading scale, innovative technologies for simplified operations, a rich set of revenue-generating network services, comprehensive management and proven high availability, Cisco is the leader in delivering broadband aggregation for the widest variety of access technologies including: DSL, cable, Ethernet, WiFi and mobile wireless markets.

In addition to scalable hardware and software, Cisco offers proven service selection, comprehensive management and provisioning solutions from platform element management to network wide broadband provisioning systems to manage devices, subscribers and services. The Cisco Broadband Aggregation portfolio includes the carrier-class ATM-centric Cisco 10000 Series Router; the high-performance Ethernet-centric Cisco 7600 Series Router; the stackable, operationally efficient Cisco 7301 Series Router; and the industry's most deployed broadband aggregation solution, the Cisco 7200 Series Router.