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July 15, 2002
COLOGNE, Germany -- Cisco Systems, today announced that NetCologne is deploying the DOCSIS 1.1 qualified Cisco uBR746VXR Universal Broadband Router, Cisco 7500 Internet Routers and Cisco Catalyst“ 6000 switches to address increasing demand from cable customers in Germany. NetCologne customers will be able to access a converged cable and high speed Internet Protocol (IP) network giving three combined services, via a single cable: IP telephony services, cable television and high speed Internet access for both residential and business customers.The ability to launch multiple services over a single cable IP network rather than multiple separate networks significantly lowers overall costs of operation and improves the ability to manage the quality of those services. In addition it will enable NetCologne to rapidly scale, add services, and accelerate access to revenue streams.“As we are looking to provide premium services such as cable television, voice over IP and high speed Internet access over our high capacity IP network, Quality of Service (QoS) featured highly in our requirements,” said Guido Schwarzfeld, business unit manager for Broadband Communications at NetCologne. “A key factor in our decision was the ability of the uBR7246VXR to support advanced IP multiservice networks. Its DOCSIS 1.1 qualification gave us the assurance that we can classify our premium traffic and guarantee that it will be transported within the strict service level agreement parameters we have set."NetCologne is deploying the Cisco uBR7246VXR Universal Broadband Router to help enable it deliver the full range of advanced IP services including voice, web access, and e-mail, with service level guarantees over its Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) plant. In addition, consistent QoS policies can be applied which will provide high levels of IP data integrity and help enable NetCologne to address the requirements of sophisticated and demanding residential and commercialsubscribers. In the future, NetCologne is planning to implement Voice over IP (VoIP) over its cable network, which will further increase its diverse customer offering.Cisco Systems Inc.
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