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Extreme Networks K.K. and Avaya Japan to Showcase IP Telephony Solutions through Series of Joint Events


Avaya Japan and services and Extreme Networks announced the strengthening of the two companies relationship in Japan through a series of joint marketing activities. 

TOKYO, JAPAN - Avaya Japan Ltd., a subsidiary of Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services and Extreme Networks K.K., a subsidiary of Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in open converged networks, today announced the strengthening of the two companies relationship in Japan through a series of joint marketing activities to help enterprises understand that the true value of IP telephony lines in the intelligent communications applications with business applications. 


The first event, NET&COM 2006, from 1-3 February in Tokyo, both companies will be exhibiting joint end-to-end IP telephony solutions that have simplicity, flexibility and performance.  Following this event, on 9 March, Extreme will participate in Avaya’s Japan Technology Summit; a customer forum focusing on the intelligent communications and emerging technologies such as service-oriented architecture.  Avaya’s contributions to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ will be also introduced at this forum.  Extreme supports Avaya by providing the core backbone switches for FIFA IT Solution being built by Avaya for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.  In addition, both companies will hold regular workshops for Avaya business partners and customers to explain the benefits brought by the best of breed technologies from Avaya and Extreme Networks.
In November 2003, Avaya and Extreme Networks announced a global strategic alliance that included the co-development of voice and data converged communications solutions.  Since then, Avaya and Extreme Networks have been working together to provide their customers with end-to-end IP telephony solutions that will help enterprises to increase productivity, reduce implementation costs and protect their investment in their existing, multivendor infrastructure. These solutions are comprised of Avaya’s IP based MultiVantage™ Communications Applications, converged security and media gateways and servers, and Extreme Networks award-winning Ethernet platforms that include its BlackDiamond®, Alpine® chassis-type switch series and Summit® box-type switch series with integrated Layer 2 and 3 data switching and routing capabilities. 


Avaya sees opportunities to help customers through intelligent communications enabled by IP telephony.  Intelligent communications can seamlessly connect communications applications and business applications, giving employees, customers and processes the ability to be linked to the right person, at the right time, by the right medium – voice, text and video – over any network.” said Katsumi Fujii, Representative Director & President, Avaya Japan Ltd.  “Our relationship with Extreme Networks plays an important role in delivering intelligent communications to customers.”


Avaya Japan and Extreme Networks K.K. will be focusing on marketing activities to provide best of breed IP telephony solutions for Japanese customers. 


Naoki Ido, president of Extreme Networks says, “Demand toward the integration of data, voice and entertainment is expected to grow high and it meets our open converged network strategy.  The cooperation with Avaya will further strengthen the value of network for customers, and also by gaining awareness toward our collaboration, it is sure to differentiate our existence value from other providers.”


About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.


Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results.  For more information visit the Avaya website:  For more information about Avaya Japan, please visit


About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc., the leader in open converged networks, provides Enterprises and Metro Service Providers with the resiliency, adaptability and simplicity required for a true converged network that supports voice, video and data over wired and wireless infrastructures while delivering high-performance and advanced security features.  For more information about Extreme Networks Inc., please visit  Extreme Networks K.K., established in March 1999, operates business for Japanese market as a subsidiary of Extreme Networks, Inc.  For more information, please visit

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