Atrica chosen as Broighter Networks' exclusive metro supplier

26 June 2003 Santa Clara, CA Lightwave -- Broighter Networks Ltd., the high-speed broadband provider for Dublin, Ireland, has chosen Atrica as the exclusive supplier for its next-generation metro network. Broighter serves small, medium, and large enterprises, Internet service providers, mobile phone operators, the public sector, and other carriers in Ireland.

Jun 26th, 2003

26 June 2003 Santa Clara, CA Lightwave -- Broighter Networks Ltd., the high-speed broadband provider for Dublin, Ireland, has chosen Atrica as the exclusive supplier for its next-generation metro network. Broighter serves small, medium, and large enterprises, Internet service providers, mobile phone operators, the public sector, and other carriers in Ireland.

With Atrica's Carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems as a foundation, Broighter will rollout new high-speed services to its business customers beginning with initial deployments in the Dublin metro area. The new services, from100-Mbit/sec to 1-Gbit/sec speeds, will include Ethernet Internet access, Ethernet point-to-point service (based upon E-LINE service as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)), and Ethernet multiple-point service (based upon E-LAN service as defined by the MEF), and will be available at what Atrica claims are "revolutionary" new price points.

In addition, Atrica's Optical Ethernet Systems will enable Broighter to offer customized services such as business continuity service, network attached storage, and application outsourcing with rapid service velocity, enabled by the Atrica Service Platform for Ethernet Networks (ASPEN), an integrated service provisioning and management system.

Before selecting Atrica, Broighter evaluated a number of other potential metro networking solutions from a variety of vendors.

"Atrica's Optical Ethernet Systems stood head and shoulders above the rest of the equipment we evaluated," asserts Joerg Steegmueller, chief marketing officer for Broighter Networks. "We were impressed with the superior, carrier-class capabilities of the systems--particularly, their ability to deliver SDH-like resiliency, guaranteed SLAs, and MPLS. These critical features simply weren't offered by several of the other vendors we reviewed. Using Atrica's platforms, we are convinced that we can offer a new set of services that will reduce our costs, improve our ROI, and satisfy our customers."

"As the only specialized high-speed broadband provider in Ireland, Broighter Networks is a good example of the kind of forward-thinking carriers that can benefit from our Optical Ethernet vision, technology, and products," adds Nan Chen, director of product marketing for Atrica and founding president and Board member of the Metro Ethernet Forum. "Using our Optical Ethernet Systems, Broighter will be able to drastically reduce its capital and operational costs while building the right foundation for a new set of profitable Ethernet-based services."

Atrica's suite of Carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems is comprised of the A-2000 family of Optical Ethernet Edge Switches, the A-4000 family of Optical Ethernet Aggregation Switches, the A-8000 family of Optical Ethernet Core Switches, and the Atrica Service Platform for Ethernet Networks (ASPEN), an integrated service provisioning and management system. Unlike modified SONET/SDH platforms that attempt to retrofit technology designed primarily for voice traffic, or current Ethernet solutions that are based on enterprise-class equipment, Atrica's carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems were developed specifically for the service provider environment.

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