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Cisco Will Upgrade the Telefonica Network Through Its

Cisco Will Upgrade the Telefonica Network Through Its Next-Generation Core & Edge Network Solution

Cisco's CRS-3 and ASR9000 Selected for International Network Upgrade

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that Telefonica Global Solutions, part of the Telefonica Group, a leading global provider of telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers, has selected Cisco for its enhanced Internet Protocol Next Generation Network. The upgraded network will support new and future revenue generating services and help ensure that Telefonica has the capacity to meet the needs of its global customer base, including those in America, Asia and Europe. Integral to supporting this Internet growth will be the deployment of the Cisco(R) CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers for enhanced capacity, high resiliency, and robust IPv6 support.

Highlights/Key Facts

--  Telefonica's network connects more than 100 locations in more than 60
    cities and 40 countries connecting the main cities of Europe, Latin
    America, the United States and Asia.
--  With over 8,000 systems deployed and nearly 1,000 multi-chassis
    configurations, the Cisco CRS is the industry's most robust, scalable,
    widely deployed multi-chassis core router. Cisco's new elastic core
    solution capabilities allow it to seamlessly add a second chassis
    without the space and cost of a separate fabric chassis.
--  The Cisco CRS offers the possibility of future upgrading capacity for
    its core network with up to 400 Gbps per slot capability, high
    resiliency, and a cost-effective intelligent core solution to improve
    the return on investment for its core network.
--  The Cisco IP NGN solution is fully IPv6 compliant, helping to ensure
    that Telefonica is prepared to meet customer demand for IPv6-based
--  Both the Cisco CRS and ASR 9000 Series utilize the modular Cisco
    IOS(R) XR software operating system, which is designed to simplify
    network operations and enable comprehensive system redundancy and
    network resiliency.
--  The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, 2011-2016, projects
    that global Intern
et traffic will increase more than fourfold to more
    than a zettabyte by 2016. This amount is 100 exabytes higher than the
    projected level in 2013, or an increase the equivalent of 10 times all
    the traffic traversing IP networks in 2008.

--  Alejandro Martinez, VP of Telefonica Global Solutions,Global
    Network and Platforms: "Telefonica is committed to using the most
    innovative technology for all its services and products. As a global
    company with a network spanning Asia, Europe, and the Americas we're
    committed to leading the world in high speed infrastructure that will
    ultimately give our customers more choice, flexibility and innovation.
    This network expansion helps ensure that Telefonica can meet that
    commitment" states."
--  Bill Gartner, vice president and general manager, high-end routing and
    optical group, Cisco: "Network operators around the globe see the need
    to prepare for the next-generation mobile Internet and facilitating an
    increasing demand for mobile video, collaboration, and broadband
    services. The Cisco CRS family is designed to grow such that it can
    operate for decades while providing best-in-class performance. Its 400
    Gbps per slot multichassis scalable design provides a foundation for
    customers on which they can continue to expand. Telefonica can look
    forward to continued growth while lowering operational costs."

Embedded Photos

--  Cisco CRS-3
--  Cisco ASR 9000 Series

Supporting Resources

--  Telefonica
--  Cisco Systems
--  Cisco Service Provider Solutions
--  Cisco Carrier Routing System
--  Cisco Optical Solutions
--  Cisco Visual Networking Index home page:
--  Read the complete Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast,
--  Read: Cisco SP360 Blog

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