3Com Awarded 2003 'Product of the Year' by Technology Marketing Corporation's Internet Telephony Magazine

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and NORWALK, Conn.--()--Feb. 2, 2004--

  3Com VCX(TM) V7000 Internet Protocol Telephony Solution Singled Out for its Technological Excellence and Vision  



3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))'s INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine named 3Com VCX(TM) V7000 Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony Solution as a "Product of the Year" recipient for 2003. INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) is the premier publication in the burgeoning IP telephony industry.

The 3Com VCX V7000, a session initiation protocol (SIP)-based and carrier-class IP platform, allows enterprises to reduce their costs of owning next-generation communications networks and their employees to work more freely and productively. VCX V7000 addresses the full range of business communications needs, from a handful of users at a single location to hundreds of thousands of users integrated across a multi-site environment of headquarters facilities, regional offices, small offices, and individual telecommuters.

"We pride ourselves in being a leader in developing IP telephony strategies and technologies that empower enterprises and their end users, making 3Com a key player in building the most advanced IP networks for access and transfer of data, video and voice information," said Dave Hattey, 3Com vice president and general manager, enterprise voice solutions. "It is an honor to be recognized for delivering on that vision by one of the preeminent trade magazines in our industry."

"The 3Com VCX V7000 is clearly deserving of leadership status in the sector of the IP telephony industry. We're proud to reward their hard work and innovation with a Product of the Year Award for 2003," said Rich Tehrani, president of TMC and group editor-in-chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY(R).

According to Editorial Director Greg Galitzine, "The Product of the Year awards exemplifies the best that this industry has to offer. 3Com has demonstrated a commitment to quality, and a commitment to the further development of the IP telephony industry through its VCX V7000. 3Com deserves this great honor, and I look forward to seeing other innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP telephony."

A full list of "Product of the Year" winners appears in the January 2004 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine.

About 3Com

3Com is a leading provider of innovative, practical and high-value voice and data networking products, services and solutions for enterprises of all sizes and public sector organizations. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.

About INTERNET TELPHONY magazine

The convergence of voice, video, fax, and data has revolutionized the world of telecommunications. Internet telephony has been proven to drastically reduce long-distance costs and continues to provide unprecedented opportunities for service providers, resellers, developers, and end users alike. Internet Telephony(R) is the only magazine that focuses on providing the information that will help you take advantage of this exciting technology. Launched as a quarterly publication in January 1998, Internet Telephony(R) magazine has been published monthly since October 1998. Internet Telephony(R) provides readers with the best information necessary to learn about and purchase the equipment, software, and services they need to take advantage of Internet telephony.

About TMC(TM)

Since 1972, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(TM)) has produced industry-leading trade magazines and events focused on technology and telecommunications. TMC(TM) publishes two magazines: Customer Inter@ction Solutions(TM) and Internet Telephony(R) , and two online publications, Planet PDA(TM) Magazine and BiometriTech(TM) Magazine. TMC(TM) is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs(TM), and provide factual and unbiased product reviews. TMC also produces INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & Expo, Planet PDA(R): The Enterprise PDA Event and BiometriTech Conference & Expo. TMCnet.com publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at www.tmcnet.com.

3Com and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and VCX a trademark of 3Com Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Contacts

3Com Corporation
Kevin Petschow, 847-262-7262
Kevin_Petschow@3com.com
or
Technology Marketing Corporation
Michael Genaro, 203-852-6800, ext. 142
mgenaro@tmcnet.com

Contacts

3Com Corporation
Kevin Petschow, 847-262-7262
Kevin_Petschow@3com.com
or
Technology Marketing Corporation
Michael Genaro, 203-852-6800, ext. 142
mgenaro@tmcnet.com