ADVA and Extreme Networks partner for IP-over-optical solutions

Aug. 20, 2001--ADVA Optical Networking, a provider of optical networking solutions, announced it has joined Extreme Networks' "Go Purple" vendor partnering program.

ADVA Optical Networking (German Neuer Markt: ADV), a global provider of optical networking solutions, announced they have joined Extreme Networks, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: EXTR) "Go Purple" vendor partnering program. "Go Purple" delivers IP solutions for large enterprises and service provider networks enabling customers to select from a range of industry-proven and compatible products.

XchangePoint, a pan-European Internet peering point provider, has already deployed the combined ADVA and Extreme Networks solution to support commercial Internet peering points across Europe. ADVA's carrier-class DWDM solution coupled with Extreme Networks' advanced Gigabit Ethernet networking provided a powerful combination that was easy to integrate and helped position XchangePoint strategically.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.:

Extreme Networks, Inc. delivers a simplified approach for building networks based on its corporate vision of Ethernet Everywhere networks. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com. Partners and prospective partners can find the "Go Purple" program at www.extremenetworks.com/go/purple.htm.

About ADVA Optical Networking:

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of optical networking solutions for the deployment, management, and delivery of high-speed services for the metropolitan area and enterprise markets. For more information, visit www.advaoptical.com.

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