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New strategy could benefit networking competitors

Faced with flat sales and increased competition in certain markets, 3Com said it will restructure, leaving openings for others like Extreme Networks.

 

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Faced with flat sales and increased competition in certain markets, 3Com said it will undergo a wide-ranging restructuring, leaving openings for others like Extreme Networks, its close partner.

"Extreme will take a big leap forward in size and expansion, particularly in the large enterprise space."

- 3Com CEO Eric Benhamou.

 


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