DIC rolls out voice, video and data solution

Dubai Internet City (DIC) has rolled out a Gigabit Ethernet and IP solution from Cisco Systems to provide its tenants with managed voice, video and data services.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  May 13, 2002

Dubai Internet City (DIC) has rolled out a Gigabit Ethernet and IP solution from Cisco Systems to provide its tenants with managed voice, video and data services. The Ethernet-based solution will offer broadband connectivity and speeds of up to 10 M/bits/s.

DIC has implemented Cisco’s 12400 series Internet routers, resilient packet ring (RPR) technology, dynamic packet transport (DPT) and a 10700 series Internet router to power the voice, video and data services. While Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4000 series switches provide Ethernet connectivity within the buildings.

“Basing our infrastructure around delivering something as simple, scalable and reliable as Ethernet connectivity makes it easy for our customers to connect to the Internet and also enables us to roll out additional services,” said Ahmed Bin Byat, director general of Dubai Internet City. “Cisco provided us with a solution that exactly matched our business and technical requirements and this, along with their expertise, was key to helping us to deliver these services to market quickly and efficiently.”

The combination of the 10700 series router and the DPT/RPR technology also provides the Quality of Service (QoS) and IP multicast capabilities, which enable broadcast video delivery in the access network.

“Dubai Internet City has developed an innovative Service Provider model in deploying Metro Ethernet directly to their customers to provide next generation connectivity over a simple network transport," said Ghazi Atallah, Cisco’s director of operations for Middle East and North Africa. "Dubai Internet City’s business model is providing the impetus for the continued expansion of broadband access across the region.”

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