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Cisco Powers Sify's IP Backbone

Sify's IP backbone, powered by Cisco Gigabit switch routers, is India's first Tier 1 IP network infrastructure

January 28, 2003

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NEW DELHI, India -- Sify Limited, India's premier Internet, networks and eCommerce services company, and Cisco Systems, the world leader in network infrastructure equipment, jointly announced that Sify's IP backbone network infrastructure is now India's first Tier 1 IP network infrastructure. This places Sify's network infrastructure on par with a select group of international network service providers such as AT&T, Singtel and Telstra, and is a significant achievement not only for the company, but the network industry in India. Announcing this achievement, Mr R Ramaraj, MD, Sify Limited, said, "Our Tier 1 IP network infrastructure will enable us to deliver next generation networking services to our customers such as sophisticated Virtual Private Networks providing differentiated services. It enhances our capabilities to run any kind of traffic --- voice, video and data -- on our network in a manner that is customized to meet the most demanding requirements. They will also have the added advantage of having Sify's networking experts, the best and most experienced in the country, working with them to help them realize their business goals."Speaking on the occasion, Mr Manoj Chugh, President -- India & SAARC, Cisco Systems, said, "IP networks are becoming the standard the world over for the speed, flexibility, reliability and ubiquity in terms of services that they enable. Sify, India's pioneer in IP data services, has built out its network infrastructure with leading edge solutions from Cisco systems to become India's first Tier 1 IP network infrastructure, comparable to the best networks in the world. Sify's Tier 1 IP backbone infrastructure is powered by Cisco Gigabit Switch Routers (GSRs), which deliver optimal performance in terms of speed, reliability and capacity, and are preferred by network service providers across the globe."Cisco Systems Inc.Sify Ltd.

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