PARIS, April 9 -- Cisco Systems announced this week that Erenis, a service provider serving large property management agents, is rolling out Ethernet-based broadband services to its social housing clients in several districts in metropolitan Paris. Erenis is implementing Cisco long reach Ethernet technology and metro Ethernet switching to provide broadband services over a new local loop. This new network will be available to approximately 30,000 households in the metropolitan Paris area this year.
Erenis is backed by the French National Agency for Innovation and the European investment fund Net Partners and will use Cisco Catalyst 2950 long-reach Ethernet series switches as one of the cornerstones of a network delivering an innovative low-cost service based on very high-bit rate DSL (VDSL). Erenis already provides broadband access and traditional telephony services to its tenants over the same infrastructure.
Erenis, launched in October 2002, has concluded a partnership with SAGI (Societe Anonyme de Gestion Immobiliere), which is one of the three largest landlords in Paris, owning about 35,000 households.
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