Greek Geeks Pick Cisco

Greek academic and research community selects the next-gen Cisco 12000 Routers to upgrade its network to 10 Gbit/s

April 11, 2002

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LONDON -- Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, announced today that it has helped the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) upgrade to a Gigabit Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). The installation of Cisco's next-generation 12000 Routers, capable of speeds of up to 10 Gbps, gives the academic community in Greece access to high-end technology applications such as e-Learning and Video-on-Demand plus the shared use of high performance applications and real-time co-operation in addition to providing a test environment for new applications and network capabilities. "There is a growing need for high-speed, high capacity networks amongst the academic and research community, as web applications using audio and video become increasingly important for learning", said Jane Butler, Head of Strategic Technology Research and Collaboration, Cisco Systems, EMEA. "Collaborating with this community is also a great opportunity for Cisco to develop the next generation Internet architecture and services." Cisco Systems Inc.

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