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NetFlash: N+I has a few surprises

Apr 30, 20032 mins

By Jeff Caruso 

NetWorld+Interop just wouldn’t be the same without a surprise or two on the show floor. This year one surprise is Extreme Networks’ prototype for a bigger, faster switch, which like others introduced recently by its competitors attempts to take on the rigorous demands of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Another surprise was a keynote address with bite – Cisco CEO John Chambers spoke loudly against a federal proposal requiring companies to count stock options as expenses. And MCI – the service provider formerly known as WorldCom – laid out service plans for the coming year. Be sure to check back with our N+I breaking news page for more throughout the week.

Extreme shows off 10 Gigabit ‘Mariner’

Chambers lashes out at stock-option requirements

MCI lays out service plans at N+I

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