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3Com appoints convergence expert as VoIP takes off in Asia Pacific

  • 26 September, 2005 11:08

<p>Will Support 3Com’s Efforts as Company Continues to Drive Growth in Secure Converged Networks</p>
<p>Sydney Australia – 26 September 2005 – Meeting the rapid rise of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), 3Com Corporation has appointed Chris Brown as its convergence business manager, Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Based in Sydney, Brown’s appointment is a direct response to increased market opportunities for 3Com’s VCX™ and NBX® IP Telephony solutions throughout the Asia Pacific region. It also demonstrates further commitment to the continuation of 3Com’s Secure, Converged Network strategy, which ensures business networks can carry all traffic with security, reliability and interoperability.</p>
<p>Brown brings with him 25 years industry experience working at regional levels in the UK, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific in product marketing and channel engagement roles. His extensive career at Nortel included managing the roll-out of new products, most recently their Convergence platform, across the Asia Pacific region.</p>
<p>Brown commented, “IP telephony is now part of the corporate mainstream in Asia Pacific. It is therefore critical that vendors act now while the market window is open to build market share, strengthen partner and customer relationships and establish a platform for ongoing business growth.”</p>
<p>“By continually refining product skills amongst the reseller base, offering unique product value, and providing first-class back-up collateral and support, 3Com is working toward becoming a leading player in the Asia Pacific convergence market.”</p>
<p>3Com’s IP telephony solutions are currently being implemented widely in small and mid-sized organisations throughout Asia Pacific. Brown will ensure this growth pattern continues while enhancing 3Com’s strong push into the enterprise market.</p>
<p>Brown added,”3Com already has a strong base of partners covering the SME market, as well as select range of partners addressing full enterprise requirements. My aim is to support and grow the existing enterprise partners while working with the high-end SME partners that have the skills, resources and enthusiasm to service our customers and prospects in the enterprise space.”</p>
<p>Brown has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Reading, UK. A true technology enthusiast, he is passionate about all aspects of home-based multimedia, including digital video editing and restoring analogue recordings from archive vinyl records.</p>
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<p>About 3Com Corporation</p>
<p>3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection for corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.</p>
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<p>Copyright © 2005 3Com Corporation. 3Com the 3Com logo and NBX are registered trademarks and TippingPoint and VCX are trademarks of 3Com Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Felicity Harrigan
Red Agency
(+61) 02 9955 7877
felicity.harrigan@redagency.com.au</p>

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