October 24, 2008

Cisco TelePresence Supports Next-Generation Commercial Services From NTT East and NTT West

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) Godo Kaisha (President & CEO: Edzard Overbeek; Address: Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Cisco) today announced that Cisco(R) TelePresence now supports the next-generation network (NGN) commercial services provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. (President: Tsutomu Ebe; Address: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; NTT East) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp. (President: Shinichi Otake; Address: Chuo-ku, Osaka; NTT West).

Cisco has added support for NTT's user network interface (UNI)(1) to Cisco IOS(R) Software(2), enabling Cisco routers and switches to connect directly to NTT's UNI. The Cisco TelePresence system can now be easily added to commercial NGN services offered by NTT East and NTT West. Business communications can also more easily take place between companies using the same NTT service, while Cisco TelePresence use can be tracked via metered billing.

Cisco TelePresence can be used as a guaranteed bandwidth application service called "Hikari Telephone Office Type" that can be subscribed to by users of "Flets Hikari Next Business Type," for which NTT East and NTT West are scheduled to begin service in October 2008.

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(1) UNI: An interface specification for connecting a telecommunication carrier's communication equipment with facilities on the end user's side.

(2) Cisco IOS Software: OS (operating system) offering networking solutions by providing an abundant range of functions for utilizing the intelligence of the Internet. This well-established internetworking operating system provides a migration path for the integration of data and voice, stronger security, many protocols and network administration.

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