Extreme Networks Powers T-2's Triple Play Network with BlackDiamond Ethernet Platform

Slovenia's Largest Alternative Service Provider Relies on Extreme Networks Carrier Ethernet Solutions to Deliver Triple Play Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 19 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) and T-2 d.o.o., the first company to offer VDSL Internet access and triple play services in Slovenia, announced today that T-2 has standardized on Extreme Networks® Carrier Ethernet switches, including the award-winning BlackDiamond® 10K and 12K modular platforms, to offer telephony, video, TV and Internet services to 120 cities nationwide.

T-2 launched services in Slovenia's residential and corporate communications markets in October 2005. Currently, T-2 is upgrading to the BlackDiamond 12K, Extreme's newest Carrier Ethernet offering. The BlackDiamond 12K switch features Extreme Networks' Multidimensional Ethernet, a set of standards-based features designed to address the scalability of service provider aggregation networks for business and residential subscribers. T-2 has deployed over 30 BlackDiamond switches to create the intelligent Ethernet backbone.

Extreme Networks' Multidimensional Ethernet is comprised of three key dimensions for delivering cost effective, scaleable Carrier Ethernet networks -- MAC-in-MAC, the proposed IEEE 802.1ah standard, for provider backbone deployments; Ethernet Cross-Connect technology for directing subscribers to a variety of content networks; and hierarchical per-subscriber, per-application quality of service. These capabilities can directly meet the changing needs of carriers to support larger scale networks that enable increased revenue per subscriber on a cost-effective native Ethernet.

T-2, a Maribor-based company aims to become Slovenia's leading alternative service provider over the next few years. To reach this goal, T-2 needed a high value network offering. So the company deployed triple play services combining traditional Internet access with fixed telephony, video communication and 120-channel digital television using new very high speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) technologies to ensure quality of access and delivery.

"We are convinced that the combination of high quality telephony, video, TV and Internet services will create the subscriber demand to meet our revenue targets," said Matevz Turk, managing director of T-2. "Because we are building the network from the ground up, we have the luxury of selecting the technologies that will help us reach our goals the fastest. We've based our network on IP, which puts us in a position to provide better and more flexible services to end users -- all at shorter times of deployment and at a lower cost. Extreme's BlackDiamond switches are at the core of this solution."

"In a growth environment, competing service providers must differentiate their offerings in order to remain competitive and increase market share," said Peter Lunk, director of service provider marketing for Extreme Networks. "T-2's focus on Triple Play services over a native Ethernet network puts them a step ahead of other offerings. Extreme Networks is delighted to have been chosen by T-2 and we look forward to the ongoing expansion of T-2's Carrier Ethernet network."

Slovenia's leading Next-Generation Network (NGN) integrator, Smart Com, is working closely with Extreme Networks and T-2 on deployment and technical support.

For more on Extreme Networks' Carrier Ethernet solutions, please visit: http://www.multidimensionalethernet.com/


T-2 d.o.o. was founded in 2004 in Maribor, Slovenia, as an internet service provider by Zvon Ena Holding d.d. T-2 is the first company in Slovenia to offer the new broadband technology VDSL (very high speed digital subscriber line) which enables speeds of up to 50 Mbps/20 Mbps (shortly to be upgraded to 100 Mbps/50 Mbps) and does not require an existing analogue PSTN line, an ISDN or ADSL line for access. T-2's offer includes fixed phone line services and digital television with 120 channels. The company has around 120 switches across Slovenia. T-2 is firmly committed to delivering services which offer the largest internet connectivity bandwidths with the highest stability and availability, and at the lowest prices in Slovenia. For more information, please visit t-2.net/EN/About_us.html

Smart Com

Smart Com is an independent system integrator drawing on many years of experience, as well as the knowledge and innovativeness of its employees, in order to provide value added solutions. These resources allow Smart Com to satisfy customer needs in the most timely and optimal fashion. As the expert in data and converged networks Smart Com offers solutions- and project implementation as well as highest quality engineering services in terms of consulting, planning, engineering, training and maintenance. Technical fields are represented by the following system groups and services: legacy data networks and NGN networks, local area networks, telecommunications security systems, IP telephony solutions, intelligent process control, and operational support systems (OSS) services of a system's life cycle. Smart Com's website can be found on the Internet at www.smart-com.si.

Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. Our commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. We believe openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility, and choice. We focus on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data, over a wired and wireless infrastructure.

Source: Extreme Networks, Inc.

Greg Cross
Extreme Networks Public Relations

Web site: www.smart-com.si/

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