Cisco Launches Comet

COMET portfolio includes the ONS 15808 long-haul/extended long-haul DWDM system; Williams has selected the ONS 15454 for metro transport

December 4, 2001

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today unveiled the Cisco Complete Optical Multiservice Edge and Transport (COMET) portfolio, enabling the foundation for accelerating IP+Optical networking. Combining leadership and technology innovation in photonics, packets, protocols, and provisioning, Cisco COMET delivers unprecedented flexibility and capacity to allow service providers and enterprises to maximize existing revenue streams while cost-effectively creating new opportunities throughout the network. Providing an extensive and scalable optical portfolio, the Cisco COMET product line delivers solutions to meet the unique requirements for evolving Metro Edge, Metro Core, Service Point-of-Presence (PoP), and Long-Haul transport. Cisco's complete optical portfolio supports all optical restoration techniques, topologies, and transmission criteria through end-to-end provisioning for maximum service velocity; all services for maximum service density at the Metro Edge; all optical interfaces available at the service edge for maximum service variety; and scalable, efficient optical transport from the Metro Edge through the Long-Haul network for maximum service capacity. In a separate release:Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today introduced a new member of its Complete Optical Multiservice Edge and Transport (COMET) portfolio - the ONS 15808 Long-Haul/Extended Long-Haul DWDM System, enabling service providers to meet Internet demand for high capacity circuits while reducing transport cost per bit. With advanced technology enhancements allowing for tighter channel spacing, increased channel capacity, higher bit rate, and greatly extended transmission distances, the ONS 15808 is designed to deliver service providers' key requirements for cost-effective long-haul transport. Cisco also announced today that the Cisco ONS 15808 has been selected by Velocita Corp., a nationwide broadband networks provider, for core transport over multiple routes throughout the country. Maximizing speed, capacity, and distance along with superior service management and band management the ONS 15808 enables Velocita to expand the capabilities of its IP+Optical infrastructure and keep pace with customer requirements. In a separate release: Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that Williams Communications (NYSE: WCG) has selected the market-leading Cisco ONS 15454 Metro Optical Transport Platform as part of the optical transport backbone for its new on-net metropolitan access networks. "The Cisco ONS 15454 is already widely deployed in Williams Communications' state of the art nationwide fiber-optic network," said Dan Miller, vice president of access services for Williams Communications' network unit. "We've selected the ONS 15454 for our metro access platform because of its ability to easily handle data traffic and to provide the reliable delivery of service our customers have come to expect." Cisco Systems Inc.

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