Cisco and Portugal Telecom to Collaborate in Delivering Smart+Connected Solutions and Services in Europe, Latin America and

Cisco and Portugal Telecom to Collaborate in Delivering Smart+Connected 
Solutions and Services in Europe, Latin America and
Africa 
LISBON, PORTUGAL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ:
CSCO) and Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT) today announced a strategic
relationship engagement through which Cisco and PT -- through its
Information Services subsidiary PTSI and other PT affiliates -- will
collaborate on Cisco Smart+Connected solutions in several countries
throughout Europe, Africa and South America. Cisco will work with PT
and PTSI over the next three years to build out the smart solutions
portfolio.  
Cisco is collaborating with PT on a number of key initiatives,
including: Smart Solutions, Smart Work Centers, Smart+Connected City
Wi-Fi, Connected Transportation, and Sports and Entertainment.  
By working together, both companies stand to benefit: Working with
Cisco and its authorized partners, PT will be able to integrate the
latest Cisco networking technologies and digital infrastructure
designs into solutions that enrich its customers' experience
worldwide. Cisco will not only benefit from the extension of market
reach for its new IP-enabled smart services into a customer base that
PT understands well and for whom it already holds credibility, but
also the possibility to integrate some of PTs recent products. 
Key Highlights  


 
--  Smart Solutions: Workplace technology solutions--such as
    Smart+Connected Meeting Spaces, Smart+Connected Personalized Spaces,
    Smart+Connected Workplace, Smart+Connected buildings, iServices, IP
    video surveillance, energy management solutions, unified
    communications, video and collaboration--will deliver Smart services
    across the private (enterprise) and public sectors.
    
    
--  Smart Work Centers: PT and Cisco will offer multiple public spaces
    across the community where people can work, meet and use shared
    services including highly secure wireless Internet access, Cisco
    TelePresence(R), collaboration tools, and business services,
    including reception, catering and daycare. Employers can utilize these
    open workspaces to offer flexible work options to their employees
    while creating opportunities for new social and professional
    connections. Givin
g people a place to work and meet near home can also
    reduce commute time, fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and
    traffic congestion.
    
    
--  Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi: An integrated urban plan will enable
    information exchange between services, fulfilling the need for
    increased security, energy conservation, and the enhanced productivity
    of a digital lifestyle. Cisco will work with PT to deploy Wi-Fi
    architectural solutions in several cities worldwide.
    
    
--  Connected Transportation, Sports and Entertainment: Cisco and PT will
    also facilitate the delivery of other vital community services,
    including multiple intelligent traffic management platforms to help
    reduce traffic congestion and pollution within the community, and
    provide a more seamless commuting and parking experience. Sports and
    entertainment options let fans connect with their favorite teams and
    with each other through interactive and personalized experiences.

  
Supporting Quotes:  
Anil Menon, president, Smart+Connected Communities and Cisco deputy
chief globalization officer:  "PT is a natural partner for Cisco as
it is fully aligned with positioning ICT as a strategic
differentiator, putting technology at the foundation of its service
offerings. Cisco is proud to collaborate with PT on initiatives that
will help transform how cities and work spaces are built, managed and
experienced."  
Zeinal Bava, chief executive officer of PT Portugal and Oi SA: "This
is a strategic partnership for PT Group. It represents the
opportunity to create technical synergies and provide cloud services
for Smart Cities. We strongly believe that through these services we
will be able to positively contribute towards an efficiency increase
in cities and companies, as well as in people's well-being. We are
proud to consolidate this international growth strategy alongside
Cisco." 
Additional resources:  


 
--  Gather information on the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative
    and its reference architectures, solutions and services:
    http://www.cisco.com/go/smartconnectedcommunities
--  Access the video series on Cities of the Future:
    http://newsroom.cisco.com/songdo
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About Portugal Telecom  
Portugal Telecom is a global telecommunications operator with more
than 100 million clients worldwide. In Portugal, where it holds a
leading position in the markets in which operates, PT provides a
broad portfolio of telecoms, multimedia and IT and fixed and mobile
services, including broadband access, voice and television, acting in
all segments of the telecommunications sector: personal, residential,
enterprise solutions and wholesale. Portugal Telecom assumes itself
as the leading Portuguese telecoms operator with a wide and solid
international presence, particularly in Brazil and Africa. PT has a
diversified business portfolio in which quality and innovation are
key aspects, aiming at positioning PT as a leading-edge operator in
the international arena.  
Portugal Telecom is listed on the Euronext and New York Stock
Exchanges, through a full listing of its ADR program, and is present
in the reference Portuguese index and in the benchmark sustainability
indexes, DJ Sustainability and FTSE4GOOD. Information about the
company is available in Reuters via the code PTC.LS and PT and in
Bloomberg via the code PTC PL. For more information, visit
http://www.telecom.pt  
About Cisco  
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More information:
Portugal Telecom
Raquel Andrade Neves 
m.raquel.neves@telecom.pt 
963 419 443 
Cisco
Marc Musgrove 
mmusgrov@cisco.com 
+1 408 525 6320 
 
 
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