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Vodafone Netherlands Deploys Cisco Quantum Software-Based Networking Solutions to Control and Manage Enterprise Broadband

Vodafone Netherlands Deploys Cisco Quantum Software-Based Networking Solutions to Control and Manage Enterprise Broadband Services

Elastic Design for a New Mobile Experience Empowers Enterprise Customers With Greater Scale and Flexible New Services

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that Vodafone Netherlands, the second largest telecom service provider in the Netherlands, has deployed the BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) Service Manager enabling it to increase scalability and service velocity for its enterprise customers.

The software is a component of the recently announced Cisco(R) Quantum(TM), part of the Cisco Service Provider Mobility Group, enabling Vodafone Netherlands to deliver a superior enterprise customer experience through next-generation policy control and service management capabilities.

Key Facts/Highlights

--  The Vodafone Netherlands solution uses the Cisco Quantum software
    suite to offer tiered broadband access services with flexible quota
    and application-level usage controls to its enterprise customers.
--  BNG Service Manager combines the robust network control and service
    differentiation capabilities of the Cisco Intelligent Services Gateway
    and Cisco Quantum. The carrier-grade policy, charging and customer
    data management and analytics solution enables Vodafone Netherlands to
    deploy network- and application-aware policies in line with its
    enterprise broadband business model.
--  Cisco Quantum software suite is widely deployed in mobile, Wi-Fi and
    fixed networks, giving service providers the flexibility to control,
    monetize and personalize the type of service they choose, on any type
    of network.
--  With global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic projected to increase
    threefold over the next five years -- after having increased eightfold
    over the past five years -- carrier-scale policy control and services
    creation has never been more vital for service providers.
--  Cisco also announced today the availability of software and
    infrastructure solutions featuring Cisco Quantum and new licensed
    radio technology. These elements, along with enhancements for the core
    mobile network, demonstrate how an open, programmable,
    application-aware framework enables service providers to profit from
    data in motion.

Supporting Quotes

--  Jack Smits, general manager, enterprise customer solutions, Vodafone
     "We selected BNG Service Manager, enabled by Cisco
    Quantum, to better control, monetize and personalize our enterprise
    broadband offerings. With increased visibility into our enterprise
    customer broadband usage we can deploy resource admission control,
    validate available bandwidth and dynamically manage broadband
    performance. We now have the ability to quickly and easily roll out
    new mobile Internet services and promotions. Cisco delivered the best
    solution with a highly coordinated professional services delivery
--  Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager, Software and
    Applications Group, Cisco
     "With our widely deployed policy control
    solutions for mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed networks, we are now able to
    deliver software-driven innovations that accelerate new business
    possibilities for Vodafone Netherlands. We are pleased to have met
    Vodafone Netherlands' expectations in a record two-month timeframe,
    providing higher configurability, greater visibility and recovery in
    session management and flexible automation in customer service

Supporting Customer and Resources

--  Vodafone Netherlands
--  Cisco
--  Cisco Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Service Providers with
    Major Mobile Internet Innovations
--  Information on Cisco Service Provider Mobile Internet solutions and
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    activities visit the SP360 Blog or follow us on Twitter
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