Cisco touts Asian successes

June 2, 2006 Taipei, Taiwan and San Jose, CA -- On the eve of next week's Globalcomm event in Chicago, Cisco Systems announced a pair of contract awards in Asia. The first is with the international business arm of Taiwan's largest telecommunications company, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The second will find Cisco delivering equipment to Mongolia.

June 2, 2006 Taipei, Taiwan and San Jose, CA -- On the eve of next week's Globalcomm event in Chicago, Cisco Systems announced a pair of contract awards in Asia. The first is with the international business arm of Taiwan's largest telecommunications company, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The second will find Cisco delivering equipment to Mongolia.

CHT has selected Cisco's ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) and other equipment to help propel its expansion into overseas markets in Asia, Europe, and the United States. CHT also expects to use the Cisco equipment to enhance end-to-end management of its customers' networks and improve services to the increasing number of Taiwanese service providers (SPs) and enterprises with global operations. CHT has extended its coverage from 6 to 12 cities in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

"Competition in Taiwan's telecom market has been increasingly intense after liberalization, and it is important for Chunghwa Telecom to expedite its expansion into overseas markets," said Lin Jen Hon, president of the International Business Group of Chunghwa Telecom. "Cisco's optical networking solution is high-performance, cost-effective, and easy to manage. It will further help us maintain our leading status not only in Taiwan but also in overseas markets by providing better services to Taiwanese companies having offices in foreign countries."

In addition to the MSPP, Cisco has provided its 12000 Series Routers, 7600 Series Routers, and Cisco Transport Manager.

In the other deal, MobiCom, a Mongolian mobile communications service provider, has upgraded its network with the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP to increase revenues by converging its mobile and Internet traffic into a unified optical transport platform.

MobiCom was the first company in Mongolia to be granted a GSM license a decade ago. MobiCom also operates as an Internet service provider (ISP) known as MobiNet. The MobiNet service helps enable MobiCom end-users and large enterprise customers use mobile IP telephony and Internet service throughout the country of Mongolia including the capital city of Ulaan Baatar.

"After careful review, we determined transition to an optical network from Cisco Systems would be a more efficient way to offload the increasing amounts of IP traffic from our legacy switch core," said Munkhbold Udval, director of the Internet division at MobiCom. "The convergence of wireless and wireline services and devices enabled by upgrading our network presents a wonderful opportunity for MobiCom to expand its customer base and service portfolio."

MobiCom replaced its leased ATM WAN with Cisco optical equipment, using the MSPP to provide the high-speed connectivity and scalability needed to meet an ever-increasing transport of IP traffic. MobiCom is also installing Cisco Transport Manager to help enable MobiCom to rapidly roll out and maintain revenue-generating, IP-based services such as MobiNet.

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