China Chooses Cisco Systems for Network

China has signed a deal with Cisco to build a next generation backbone network: “In the past six months, state-owned China Telecom has signed deals worth more than $100 million with San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco. The backbone network, known as the China Telecom Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network, will connect more than 200 cities. Cisco will also provide equipment for the backbone network serving provinces in central, eastern and southern China where the biggest share of Chinese companies and Internet traffic is concentrated, Cisco said in a statement. ” The full AP report is here.


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