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(Updated on April 11, 2000)


Cisco, Nokia Collaborate on Mobile IP Networking

Cisco Systems and Nokia’s infrastructure unit will collaborate to boost connectivity between wireless and IP-based backbone networks.  Under the agreement the two companies will combine their expertise to enhance compatibility between the products linking Nokia’s next-generation mobile networks based on technologies including GPRS, EDGE, TDMA/EDGE and WCDMA UMTS, to Cisco’s IP-based backbone systems offering. Nokia will market and sell fully interoperable system solutions of its Nokia’s mobility core and Cisco’s backbone routing technology. This non-exclusive agreement will give wireless operators and ISP comprehensive wireless systems solutions combing backbone technology, mobile core, Internet network planning and implementation and support services. 

For more information, go to http://wwwdb.nokia.com/pressrel/webpr.nsf/mostrecent/C225663600509DEDC22568B700250A4A?

Mobile Advisory and Comments: This is in keeping with Cisco's strategy to integrate wireless support into their infrastructure products and therefore ease integration of wireless and wireline network components.  We encourage this and have always stated that unification is fundamental to the growth of wireless.

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.

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