France Telecom selects Atrica's optical Ethernet system for initial rollout of new Ethernet-based services

October 14, 2002--Atrica, a provider of optical Ethernet equipment for the metro networking market, today announced that France Telecom has chosen its optical Ethernet system for deployment of metro services in the Paris region.

October 14, 2002--Atrica, a provider of optical Ethernet equipment for the metro networking market, today announced that France Telecom has chosen its optical Ethernet system for deployment of metro services in the Paris region. France Telecom has already begun customer trials with services geared towards enterprise clients in the Paris area. The Ethernet services announced are focused on high bandwidth Internet access; Ethernet leased lines and transparent LAN services.

After an evaluation of equipment offerings, France Telecom decided to move forward with the Atrica metro solution, which includes the A-2100 Ethernet access product, the A-8000 core optical Ethernet switch and the ASPEN management platform. It supports standards-based 10-Gigabit Ethernet over fiber with advanced traffic engineering and management. The system delivers a complete set of features necessary for the deployment of metro Ethernet including 50-msec resiliency, SLA guarantees, TDM services and integrated network management. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.atrica.com.


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