Extreme Networks looks at new avenues in India

April 8th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by admin  


Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The US-headquartered Ethernet company Extreme Networks Inc is looking at new avenues in India, said a top company official here Tuesday. “We are looking at areas like web development and, service operations in India. In addition, software for new product protocol will be developed in Chennai,” Mark Canepa, president & CEO, told mediapersons here.

Extreme Networks, with annual $350 million turnover, has two software development centres in Chennai, employing about 100 people.

Speaking of the proposed web development activity, general manager Mary Koshy said: “There are three websites - our own corporate website that is accessible to the public, the intranet available to only our employees, and the websites of our channel partners. These have to be managed.”

Extreme Networks is open to carry out these activities through its business partners in India.

The company is focusing on developing green telecom networks -those that save power by switching off the equipments automatically as pre-programmed.

Declining to give any India specific financial numbers Canepa said: “Asia Pacific region contributes around 20 percent of the company’s turnover.”

He expects the Ethernet market to grow to $35 billion by 2010.

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