Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sprint Extends Strategic Relationship with Cisco

Cisco Systems and Sprint announced a three-year extension of their strategic alliance, which was first established in December 2001.

In addition, Sprint is the first carrier to achieve Cisco IP VPN Multiservice QoS Certified status. Sprint is also the first global provider to also deploy an IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) built end-to-end with Cisco equipment.

The companies said the deployment of a Cisco IP NGN enables Sprint to deliver its current portfolio of services more efficiently and effectively, while the IP VPN Multiservice QoS Certification demonstrates that Sprint has the means to deliver real-time, application-intensive business and residential services.

Cisco's certification comes as Sprint continues the deployment of its Data Simplification initiative, delivering corporate applications such as intranets, extranets, highly secure remote access and value-added services over its 100% Cisco-based global IP/MPLS network.

  • Cisco Systems has previously announced IP NGN migrations at BT, Yahoo BB, Comcast, Neuf Telecom (France), Telia Sonera (Sweden), Bharti Televentures (India), Sydkraft Bredband (Sweden), Kabel Deutschland (Germany), SingTel (Singapore), China TieTong (was China Railcom), ONO (Spain), Charter Communications, Cogeco Cable (Canada), China Telecom, Telewest (UK) Energis (UK) and others.

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