VSNL has teamed up with Cisco Systems for its broadband network. The deal is estimated at about 500 crores which translates to about $110 million. VSNL will deploy Cisco’s Metro Ethernet products. I guess all that sucking up is finally paying off for Cisco sales team. Lots of switches and routers are being sold for this six-city rollout which can handle a million customers. Incidentally, Cisco celebrated its 10th birthday in India on October 28.