Extreme to Etherize New Zealand

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Extending its lead in establishing broadband metro networks around the globe, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR - news) 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."

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