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Extreme Networks sponsors the Special Olympics’ World Winter Games with versatile network

  • 10 February, 2009 14:39

<p>SYDNEY, Feb 10, 2009 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it is assisting with the connectivity and high performance network for the Special Olympics’ World Winter Games, taking place in Idaho, from Feb. 7-13th. The World Winter Games feature competitive events, ranging from cross-country skiing to snowboarding. To support the event, Extreme Networks is providing a converged Ethernet network across three different cities, including Ketchum/Sun Valley, McCall and Boise.</p>
<p>“We are thrilled to have Extreme Networks once again help us with its converged network solutions that establish a reliable infrastructure supporting our large staff with communications and data connecting over 160 IP phones and 350 PCs, which are vital to the success of the event,” said Josh Crosby, director of IT for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. “We are looking forward to another very successful week here at the games in Idaho.”</p>
<p>Extreme Networks is helping the Special Olympics in Idaho after having served as the network backbone for the FIFA World Cup tournament throughout Europe in recent years.</p>
<p>“Extreme Networks is honored to sponsor the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games with our high performance network solution and we commend the event’s many organizers and volunteers, whose time and commitment demonstrate the very finest work,” said Simon Barnard, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand at Extreme Networks. “The goal is to empower the many participants who have shown remarkable determination, dedication and unique skills reflecting the best spirit of competition.”</p>
<p>About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company’s network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:</p>
<p>Extreme Networks is a registered trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.</p>
<p>For more information, contact:</p>
<p>Simon Barnard
Regional Director Australia and New Zealand
Extreme Networks
+61-3-8610 6584 or 0408 340 633</p>
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
+61-2-4341 5021</p>

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