Verizon Achieves Cisco Multinational Gold Re-Certification in EMEA

      Verizon Achieves Cisco Multinational Gold Re-Certification in EMEA

PR Newswire

READING, England, March 20, 2013

READING, England, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon announced today that
it has achieved Cisco® Multinational Gold Certification status in EMEA by
recertifying France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. To earn
Gold Certification, Verizon met rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in
networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction.

"This recognition highlights the technical expertise of our local teams and
our commitment to delivering high-quality communications solutions to our
customers," said Rich Montgomery, Verizon's EMEA group vice president. "We
work closely with European enterprises to help them leverage the power of
emerging technologies to support their own business goals, now and in the
future. Our ongoing collaboration with Cisco makes it possible to offer
solutions that leverage the overarching strength of our two companies."

"We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that
facilitate partner growth, differentiation and profitability," said Edison
Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco. "With
specializations in Borderless Networking, Collaboration and Data Center
architectures, Verizon has made an investment in developing the capability to
deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today's
customers demand."

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build
the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver
Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and
certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions
based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit
process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business
practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support
capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing
a trusted partner.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Multinational Partner Verizon has met the
requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple
technologies by achieving Cisco advanced architecture specializations in
Borderless Networking, Collaboration and Data Center. In addition, Verizon has
integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and is required to
maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Multinational
Certification provides Verizon with access to comprehensive sales, technical,
and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless
network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon
also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services
over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated
business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of
the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues,
Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit

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