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14th Oct 05

Cisco Enhances Focus on Western Region

Opens Pune office to support its customer base in Maharashtra and Goa


Pune, October 14, 2005 - Cisco the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced the opening of its Pune office. The opening is in line with Cisco's strategy to expand and strengthen its customer engagements in the Maharashtra and Goa region. The Pune office will be headed by Chetan Sabnis and will be responsible for driving growth in western region.

Commenting on the new office, Jangoo Dalal, Sr. Vice President-Enterprise, Cisco (India & SAARC) says, "We have seen significant growth in the Western region particularly the manufacturing, education and ITeS verticals. A key aspect of this growth has also been the increasingly global ambitions of some of these key businesses. It's of paramount importance to enhance our presence to effectively tap and manage this region. With an office in Pune we will be closer to our customer's thus improving responsiveness, and speed of deployment."

Pune has emerged in to a manufacturing hub of the western region with verticals such as education, ITeS also in the growth phase. Cisco has over 200 customers in and around Pune region. Local presence of Cisco officials will help the company engage with this huge market.

"The launch of our local operations is a reiteration of our long term commitment to providing world class solutions for India's economic powerhouses and expanding our network." he further added.

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