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3Com Wins Multi-million Dollar Contract from Volia for Converged Network Infrastructure


Volia selects 3Com for price-performance advantage; high-quality infrastructure to support ISP’s digital and HDTV initiatives

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) announced it has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide Volia, the largest Internet service provider (ISP) in Ukraine, with a new LAN infrastructure solution covering Kharkov and potentially other cities across the country. Based in Kiev, Volia is the national Ukrainian telecommunication services provider and offers a range of up-to-date telecommunication services to more than two million homes in 19 cities across Ukraine including digital cable TV, high-speed Internet, near-video-on-demand, and voice over IP.

The new network infrastructure from 3Com will support Volia’s transition to a more robust infrastructure as Volia enhances its telecom services delivery capacity. As part of its vendor selection process, Volia reviewed competitive offerings from several potential suppliers, choosing 3Com for its ability to deliver the performance and scalability needed to handle bandwidth-hungry applications. After evaluating the features, functionality, service and support levels, and overall cost of comparable network solutions, the Volia IT team not only determined the 3Com solution met its technology needs, but also recognized that it is designed to ultimately result in lower total cost of ownership.

“We are very excited to support Volia in its effort to provide high-quality services to its customers,” said 3Com President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Sege. “Particularly during these difficult economic times, companies such as Volia deserve high-quality solutions and ultra-responsive support at a lower price point. Thanks to our comprehensive product portfolio and price-performance advantage, we distinguished ourselves from the competition.”

Volia will deploy a network consisting of 3Com® Switch 5500G SFP-based stackable Gigabit switches and 3Com Network Director, a stand-alone software suite with all the features necessary to monitor and control a secure, converged network infrastructure.

The 3Com CIS direct-touch sales team worked closely with channel partner ASBIS to win the business.

About 3Com Corporation

3Com Corporation 3Com is a global, $1.3B converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection For further information, please visit, or the press site

About Volia

Volia is the number one cable TV and Broadband Internet provider in Ukraine that has over 2 million homes passed and more than 1.7 million RGUs. Volia provides services such as analog cable TV, digital cable TV, high-speed cable Internet access, VoIP and data services. New services, such as VoD and PPV, are under development and will be implemented in the future.

Volia was created through the consolidation of a number of companies acquired by SigmaBleyzer over the past few years. Since acquisition, Volia has worked on integrating and upgrading the activities of the original cable operators.


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