Bell announces completion of Cisco Master's Certification in the Unified Communications and Security Disciplines



    Master Unified Communications and Security Specializations recognize
    Cisco Channel Partners for industry-leading capabilities in applications
    integration, lifecycle services and solutions selling

    TORONTO, Ontario, March 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced it
has achieved dual Master Unified Communications and Master Security
Specializations from Cisco(R). As Bell continues to deliver advanced and
robust Integrated Business Communication Solutions to its customers, these
designations recognize Bell's continued investment in the personnel, training
and other resources needed to meet the growing global demand for highly
sophisticated unified communications and security solutions.
    "Bell's investment in and commitment to developing robust Unified
Communication Solutions for the Canadian marketplace enable millions of secure
electronic transactions to pass through the world's most advanced MPLS network
on an hourly basis," said Joe Mardini, Vice President, Infrastructure
Services, Bell Enterprise. "Bell has the responsibility and the privilege of
being a market leader in protecting the most confidential traffic of Canadian
corporations operating here and worldwide."
    The Cisco Master Unified Communications and Security Specializations are
designed to recognize an elite group of channel partners who have the most
in-depth technology skills built on a track record of customer success in
selling, deploying and supporting sophisticated Cisco solutions. To achieve
the Master Unified Communications and Security Specializations, channel
partners must first attain the Advanced Unified Communications and Security
Specializations.
    Channel partners must then meet a series of stringent requirements in
three categories: Technology Capabilities, Sales Expertise, and Life Cycle
Services. Channel partners must possess a number of Cisco and
industry-standard technical certification requirements; provide customer
references that document Cisco prescribed design and deployment capabilities
and show evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of
Lifecycle Service offerings and capabilities.
    The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to reward channel partners
for the value they deliver to customers. Select, Premier, Silver and Gold
certifications represent integrated technology breadth; SMB, Express,
Advanced, and Master specializations represent technology skills depth.

    For more information about the Master Unified Communications and Master
Security Specializations from Cisco, please visit www.cisco.com.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Pierre Leclerc, Bell Media
Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1 888 391-2007, pierre.leclerc@bell.ca; Donna
Murno, Cisco Canada, (416) 961-5595 x428, dmurno@cisco.com


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