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Sify Selects Cisco Routing System

September 2, 2008

Cisco Systems has announced that Sify, a provider of internet services in India, has selected the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System as the foundation of its Internet Protocol Next Generation Network.

The decision is part of Sify’s strategy to enhance its existing core network to meet customers’ ever increasing demand for network services and to address the Indian market. The announcement further underscores Cisco’s expertise in Internet Protocol Next Generation Network (IP NGN) technology and emphasizes the growing relevance of video, in the Connected Life of individual consumers.

According to Cisco, the CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, a core component of the Cisco IP NGN architecture, offers capabilities, reliability and scalability required for service providers to offer any-play services. Service providers worldwide are now deploying and enhancing their network infrastructure to provide high bandwidth internet applications that will grow over the next ten years, such as VoIP, video telephony, video on demand, and IPTV.

Raju Vegesna, chairman, CEO and managing director of Sify Technologies, said: “We are in the process of transforming our network infrastructure into an IP Next Generation Network to deliver triple play and more. These technology investments are aimed at making us more competitive in the services we offer across enterprise and consumer segments going forward.”

Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager of Cisco India & SAARC, said: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Sify to develop and deploy the technologies that would help enable them to provide advanced data network and internet services to their customers. The CRS-1, a new class of router system, will let carriers seamlessly migrate all of their existing communications infrastructures for voice, video, and data onto a single, packet infrastructure. The IP NGN architecture will help Sify to constantly evolve to adapt to customer demand and new technology opportunities.”