STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) -  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that TeliaSonera, Sweden's largest telecommunications provider, is deploying a point-to-point fibre network based on Cisco® IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN). The technology makes it possible to deliver symmetrical broadband services of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to homes and businesses.

The Cisco point-to-point fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) solution makes it possible to deliver new advanced services for consumers and businesses over a single, highly scalable next-generation platform. Such services include multiroom IPTV and video on demand (VoD), high-definition video conferencing and low-latency connectivity for data centres. The new network can scale to deliver symmetrical bandwidths of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), providing a pathway for future service innovation.

Ove Alm, chief technology officer for TeliaSonera, said: "Triple play and TV have been huge successes for us, and we chose a point-to-point fibre network that meets the rapidly increasing bandwidth demands of our customers. The Cisco solution not only gives us the ability to meet future demands, but also provides us with the scope to bring differentiated services to market quickly, supported by a scalable, cost-efficient, high-quality network."

Niels Furu, vice president, Nordics, Cisco Europe, commented: "Demand for video services is booming, and the traffic that crosses service providers' networks globally is expected to grow fivefold by 2013, with video accounting for more than 90 percent of the total*. Such rapid growth is pressuring service providers to upgrade their existing DSL networks to symmetrical, ultra-high-speed, future-proof fibre access systems that provide uncontended access to medianets. TeliaSonera's FTTx evolution will allow it to deliver a variety of sophisticated on-demand services, helping it increase revenues and reduce operation costs. We look forward to working closely with TeliaSonera as its business and network grow."

TeliaSonera deployed the Cisco ME 3400 Series and Cisco Catalyst® 4500 Series Carrier Ethernet switches in its fibre network. The Cisco Carrier Ethernet portfolio also features sophisticated capabilities to support video services (including video conferencing, IPTV, HDTV and video on demand) with minimal packet loss, delay and jitter. TeliaSonera already uses Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing Systems at the core of its IP NGN (

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* Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index, June 2009:

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