Polycom, 3Com Partner

Polycom, 3Com partner to deliver joint enterprise VOIP solutions globally

October 18, 2007

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PLEASANTON, Calif. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) and 3Com Corporation today announced astrategic co-branding agreement for 3Com to OEM and jointly market Polycom'swired IP desktop and conference phones. The companies also intend to includefuture integration in areas such as voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN),mobility and integration of other popular business applications such as CRMand VoIP security.

Today's announcement augments Polycom's distribution channels to include3Com's network of resellers and distributors, including a worldwidecommunity of service providers who offer both IP trunking and hosted VoIPservices. Today's news also adds to 3Com's portfolio Polycom's HD Voicelineup of phones, which enrich the customer communications experience withhigh definition voice quality that quadruples that of traditional landlinephones.

"The combination of 3Com's strong distribution network with Polycom'svoice technology expertise makes this the ideal solution for our customers,"said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of VoiceCommunications for Polycom. "Our voice solutions will bring the richness ofHD Voice quality to 3Com customers, affording them crystal clearcommunication that greatly improves productivity. We also share a visionwith 3Com of providing open, non-proprietary solutions to our customers. Andwith the addition of 3Com as a strategic distribution and technologypartner, we look forward to deepening our relationship by expanding ourefforts into key areas such as wireless and business productivityapplications."

Polycom Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM)

3Com Corp.

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