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Extreme Networks to Demonstrate E4G Mobile Backhaul Solutions at Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2011 Cost effective, high performance routers facilitate seamless transition to 4G, enabling carriers to deploy new services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced its participation in the Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) interoperability event taking place in Amsterdam. Extreme Networks will demonstrate its family of E4G mobile backhaul solutions as part of the interoperability testing event, which is organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC).

Some of the largest carriers run their networks on Extreme Networks, including ELISA Links, Korea Telecom, LINX of London, Mobiphone, Reliance Globalcom, and Telefonica.  The E4G series mobile backhaul routers enable mobile operators to smoothly transition cells sites to 4G while maintaining existing 2G/3G investment.  The solution provides the simplicity and scale of a next-generation, pure IP/Ethernet packet network to enable the cost-effective delivery of motion video, voice and data services.

"More than 60 percent of the world's mobile data traffic flows over the Ethernet infrastructure made by Extreme Networks," said Harpreet Chadha, vice president of product management for Extreme Networks.  "With our proven experience in Mobile Backhaul, the E4G family of routers is positioned to power the next round of LTE-based 4G mobile build outs. Our vision and solutions help usher in a new era of mobility to help carriers with service creation and to provide a better experience to users."

The E4G mobile backhaul solution includes the E4G-200 Cell Site Router and the  E4G-400 Cell Site Aggregation Router that deliver 4G mobile backhaul by offering 1-10GbE scalability, integrated Synchronous Ethernet ITU-G.8262, support for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol, and carrier class resiliency with support for Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) and resilient packet rings (ITU G.8032).

With over 750 attendees in 2011 the CEWC is confirmed as the largest conference and exhibition for the Ethernet network and services industry. A white paper discussing the results of the interoperability testing will be issued on October 10 and is available for download here http://www.eantc.com/cewc2011.

About EANTC

The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and Triple Play technologies and applications. For more information contact Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, at +49.30.3180595-0 or via e-mail at cross@eantc.com. http://www.eantc.com

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks delivers networks for the mobile world. The company's open network solutions enable a seamless user experience providing a platform for improved business agility. From the converged mobile edge of enterprises to virtualized clouds, and from data centers to global carrier networks that backhaul mobile traffic, Extreme Networks extensible services architecture, sets a foundation for mobility, identity awareness and faster performance to empower people and machines to connect and move seamlessly. Extreme Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit: www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, Altitude, ExtremeXOS and Summit are trademarks or  registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to future growth, products solutions, and innovations of Extreme Networks products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding joint offerings and interoperability.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company's products and services; a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; its effectiveness in controlling expenses, the possibility that the Company might experience delays in the development of new technology and products; customer response to its new technology and products; the timing of any recovery in the global economy; risks related to pending or future litigation, and a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of the Company's products.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release.  More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors."

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