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Cisco and Andorra Telecom Explore the Opportunities Associated With the Smart Connected Communities Initiative


Cisco and Andorra Telecom Explore the Opportunities Associated With the Smart Connected Communities Initiative

Both Companies Agree to Examine Possible Collaboration Areas to Optimize Urban Management, Improve the Quality of Life of Citizens and Promote Economic Growth

MADRID, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Andorra Telecom to jointly study potential opportunities in relation to the Cisco(R) Smart+Connected Communities(TM) (S+CC) strategy. The aim of this strategy is to transform the physical spaces of cities into intelligent communities connected with one another, thus helping ensure their economic, social and environmental sustainability.

The MOU's primary aim is to study and outline potential services based on IP networks capable of improving urban management and the quality of life of citizens of Andorra, as well as boosting its economic development.

The first joint activities of Cisco and Andorra Telecom will be aimed at sharing knowledge, experience and best practices associated with Cisco's S+CC-enabled services. This will involve holding debates, roundtables and seminars.

This collaboration also aims to investigate new business opportunities and share experience on pilot projects already carried out in the segment of intelligent cities. Cisco and Andorra Telecom will create a joint steering committee to monitor their progress with the objectives of the MOU.

Statements in support


 
--  Jaume Salvat, Andorra Telecom general manager
     "Andorra Telecom offers
    top-quality innovative services in order to provide citizens,
    tourists, businesses and public organisations in the principality with
    value. By exploring with Cisco the possibilities that Smart+Connected
    Communities solutions based on IP networks can deliver, it will be
    possible to define and create new services capable of optimising the
    management of our communities, improving social inclusion and
    promoting the creation of new economic activities, obtaining important
    competitive advantages for Andorra."
    
    
--  Jose Manuel Petisco, Cisco Espana general manager
    
    "Overpopulation, efficient use of energy, budget optimization and
    promoting economic growth are some of the challenges facing the urban
    centres as well as the councils which manage them. The Cisco
    Smart+Connected Communities platform relies on network intelligence to
    help to solve these problems and convert the way in which the
    communities are designed, constructed, managed and renovated, thus
    guaranteeing economic, social and environmental sustainability. S+CC
    services help create a more sustainable environment with better
    opportunities for citizens, companies and public organisations to
    progress."

Additional resources


 
--  Information about the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities strategy.
--  Video about Songdo, South Korea, and the cities of the future.
--  In this video Anil Menon, chairman of Globalization and
    Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco, explains the scope of the new
    City Protocol standard for intelligent cities.
--  Follow Cisco Smart+Connected on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CiscoSCC.

About Andorra Telecom Andorra Telecom manages the integrated communications and training services associated with telecommunications within the Principality of Andorra consisting of telephone, television and internet. Under its brand name SOM the company offers a whole raft of products which create added value for both individual customers and companies and organisations in the country.

About Cisco Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

If you would like to access press clips about Cisco in Spanish, visit http://www.cisco.es/prensa.

Follow Cisco Espana on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cisco_spain

If you wish to obtain more information:

LEWIS PR Juan Ortiz/Marisa Orellana Tel: 91 770 15 16 E-mail: juan.ortiz.garcia@lewispr.com / marisao@lewispr.com

Anna Bargallo (Barcelona Office) Tel: +34 932 220 025 Email: anna.bargallo@lewispr.com

Cisco Espana Gemma Sahagun Director of Communications gsahagun@cisco.com

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