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Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) Selected ByG4 Communications for Its High Performance Ethernet Multi-State Network

Extreme Networks, Inc., a provider of network infrastructure equipment and services to various institutions worldwide, recently announced that it has been selected by G4 Communications, a provider of high speed data and voice communications, as its high performance Ethernet network to connect over 100 locations, while helping to ensure quality experience and more reliable service for the thousands of subscribers in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

G4 chose Extreme Networks to assure that their network meets the needs of customers today and farther in the future. The Extreme Networks solution is set to be distributed within G4’s Central Offices (CO’s), at its colocation sites, and at its customer locations. The network will be powered by Extreme Networks Summit® X460 series switches, which hallmarks the modular ExtremeXOS® operating system.

“Extreme Networks makes for an ideal partner to G4 as we build out our network to support converged services, since the new Summit X460 series switch is a high-end solution that comes in a very small 1RU form factor, providing a seamless evolution from Gigabit to 10GbE performance,” said Gent Cav, President of G4 Communications. “We demand value with performance from our vendors and our selection of Extreme Networks will enable our network to offer high availability and reliability to our customers and support next generation services across the region.”

The new network will be able to deliver high availability, carrier-grade flexibility and resilience that is required to allow G4 to meet anticipated growth, along with any day-to-day changes. Extreme Networks solution also provides for a clean evolution path for the delivery of Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), which was a consideration for G4.

Extreme Networks Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) meets G4’s demands for more reliability and faster failover, aiding to ensure the delivery of diverse, mission-critical multimedia consisting of voice and video services. G4 also provides support for point-to-point VPNs that are dynamically configurable to meet the needs of each individual customer across the network, with performances ranging from below 10Mbs to 10 Gpbs.

“G4 Communications is paving the way to next generation services in New England,” said Mark Showalter, director of service provider marketing for Extreme Networks. “By upgrading its network, G4 has the capacity, consistency of Carrier-grade performance and manageability to reduce Opex and deliver a great experience to its customers.”

G4 Communications is one of New Hampshire’s oldest and largest privately held Internet Service Providers, offering its telephony and broadband-based solutions. The company has demonstrated immense growth in its 15-year history, all whilst making consistent profit. The company offers a wide range of data solutions to a larger geography than any other privately owned CLEC in the state of New Hampshire.

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