Extreme Networks Continues Lead in Building Metro Ethernet Networks Around the World

Extreme Teams With TelstraSaturn and Ericsson to Establish National

Communications Network in New Zealand



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Extreme Networks, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its lead in
 establishing broadband metro networks around the globe, Extreme Networks, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EXTR) will supply its broadband Ethernet switching solutions to build
 a national communications network in New Zealand.
     Working locally with service provider TelstraSaturn and Ericsson, a leader
 in telecommunications, local businesses and residential customers will be
 outfitted with high-speed network connectivity supporting next generation IP
 applications including IP voice and video.  The partnership with TelstraSaturn
 and Ericsson is Extreme Networks' third major global Ethernet deployment this
 year and signifies further acceptance of the Company's vision of Ethernet
 Everywhere(TM) networks.
     "Our Ethernet-based metro networks surpass the antiquated performance of
 legacy telecommunications networks, providing the foundation for true
 convergence," said Sam Halabi, vice president of IP Carrier marketing and
 business development for Extreme Networks.  "TelstraSaturn demonstrates the
 continued acceptance of Gigabit Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network services
 for large scale telecom deployments, delivering a new age of broadband
 communications."
     Scaling with Ethernet, TelstraSaturn will establish an integrated IP
 network providing broadband Internet connectivity and a number of
 communication services.  Extreme Networks' solutions will extend the
 functionality of IP from the core to the edge of the network.  TelstraSaturn
 will be using Extreme Networks' bandwidth management features to provision
 Ethernet circuits up to 1Gbps speeds.  Extreme Networks' Quality of Service
 features will be implemented to ensure bandwidth prioritization and
 high-quality delivery of multimedia services.  Initially, services will be
 delivered in the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this year.
     "This will be a true carrier-class, converged IP network enabling local,
 national and international services including voice, data and television,"
 said Jack Matthews, CEO of TelstraSaturn.  "We selected Extreme Networks to
 gain its leading metro solutions, with switching solutions providing
 redundancy with rich features from the data center to the edge of the
 network."
 
     Extreme Networks, Inc.
     Extreme Networks, Inc. delivers a simplified approach for building
 networks based on its corporate vision of Ethernet Everywhere networks.  The
 Company's family of BlackDiamond(R), Alpine(TM), and Summit(R) switching
 solutions incorporate a unique combination of ExtremeWare(R) management
 software and an ASIC-based common architecture to provide Global 2000
 enterprises, telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers and
 content providers with the ability to increase the flow of information and
 accommodate future network growth.
     Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks was listed as the
 "Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley" based on three-year revenue growth
 by the San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Journal.  For more information,
 visit www.extremenetworks.com.
     NOTE:  Extreme Networks, ExtremeWare, BlackDiamond and Summit are
 registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc.  Alpine and ExtremeWare are
 trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its lead in
 establishing broadband metro networks around the globe, Extreme Networks, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EXTR) will supply its broadband Ethernet switching solutions to build
 a national communications network in New Zealand.
     Working locally with service provider TelstraSaturn and Ericsson, a leader
 in telecommunications, local businesses and residential customers will be
 outfitted with high-speed network connectivity supporting next generation IP
 applications including IP voice and video.  The partnership with TelstraSaturn
 and Ericsson is Extreme Networks' third major global Ethernet deployment this
 year and signifies further acceptance of the Company's vision of Ethernet
 Everywhere(TM) networks.
     "Our Ethernet-based metro networks surpass the antiquated performance of
 legacy telecommunications networks, providing the foundation for true
 convergence," said Sam Halabi, vice president of IP Carrier marketing and
 business development for Extreme Networks.  "TelstraSaturn demonstrates the
 continued acceptance of Gigabit Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network services
 for large scale telecom deployments, delivering a new age of broadband
 communications."
     Scaling with Ethernet, TelstraSaturn will establish an integrated IP
 network providing broadband Internet connectivity and a number of
 communication services.  Extreme Networks' solutions will extend the
 functionality of IP from the core to the edge of the network.  TelstraSaturn
 will be using Extreme Networks' bandwidth management features to provision
 Ethernet circuits up to 1Gbps speeds.  Extreme Networks' Quality of Service
 features will be implemented to ensure bandwidth prioritization and
 high-quality delivery of multimedia services.  Initially, services will be
 delivered in the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this year.
     "This will be a true carrier-class, converged IP network enabling local,
 national and international services including voice, data and television,"
 said Jack Matthews, CEO of TelstraSaturn.  "We selected Extreme Networks to
 gain its leading metro solutions, with switching solutions providing
 redundancy with rich features from the data center to the edge of the
 network."
 
     Extreme Networks, Inc.
     Extreme Networks, Inc. delivers a simplified approach for building
 networks based on its corporate vision of Ethernet Everywhere networks.  The
 Company's family of BlackDiamond(R), Alpine(TM), and Summit(R) switching
 solutions incorporate a unique combination of ExtremeWare(R) management
 software and an ASIC-based common architecture to provide Global 2000
 enterprises, telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers and
 content providers with the ability to increase the flow of information and
 accommodate future network growth.
     Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks was listed as the
 "Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley" based on three-year revenue growth
 by the San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Journal.  For more information,
 visit www.extremenetworks.com.
     NOTE:  Extreme Networks, ExtremeWare, BlackDiamond and Summit are
 registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc.  Alpine and ExtremeWare are
 trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
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