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In brief: Tazz Networks enters agreement with Cisco

Mar 06, 20061 min
Cisco SystemsWi-Fi

Tazz Networks, a developer of policy management software for IP services, has entered into a global OEM agreement with Cisco. Cisco will market the Tazz Policy Control System as the Cisco Broadband Policy Manager, with the initial market focus on the triple-play (voice, video and data) application requirements of telecom service providers. The long-term focus of BPM is to help transition legacy networks to next-generation architectures that deliver business IP services. The system, which helps assure resource availability and guaranteed QoS, is available from Cisco.

Sprint announced last week that the General Services Administration awarded it a modification to its FTS2001 contract. Sprint won the contract in 1998. The modification lets Sprint offer government agencies MPLS VPN over Peerless IP, a secure network service that does not run over the Internet. Sprint also can offer its GoodLink wireless messaging and data access service. The GSA may have decided to modify the contract because it announced in January its Networx contract award would be delayed another year. Networx is GSA’s next 10-year telecom contract used by nearly all government agencies.