Nokia Siemens Networks completes Atrica acquisition

JANUARY 7, 2008 -- Nokia Siemens says the Atrica product portfolio will be fully integrated into its portfolio, giving existing customers access to the Atrica equipment and Atrica customers access to Nokia Siemens equipment.

JANUARY 7, 2008 -- Nokia Siemens Networks (search for Nokia Siemens Networks) says the completion of the previously announced Atrica (search for Atrica) acquisition strengthens its Carrier Ethernet (search for Carrier Ethernet) expertise and gives the company a comprehensive, end-to-end Carrier Ethernet product portfolio, covering demarcation, edge, access, aggregation, metro core, core, and ASPEN, Atrica's existing services management and provisioning platform.

The Atrica product portfolio will be fully integrated into the portfolio of Nokia Siemens Networks, report company representatives, giving Atrica customers access to Nokia Siemens' worldwide support team and Nokia Siemens' existing customers access to Atrica's equipment.

Nokia Siemens Networks claims to have more than 70 deployments worldwide that span the full spectrum of Carrier Ethernet applications, including wireless backhaul, residential backhaul, and business Ethernet services.

"Carrier Ethernet is an ideal technology to handle growing traffic demands and to decrease the cost of bandwidth," contends Bernd Schumacher, head of IP transport at Nokia Siemens Networks. "With the completion of this acquisition, Nokia Siemens Networks now has a powerful, end-to-end solution. Our Carrier Ethernet platforms feature unique end-to-end management and offer carrier-grade reliability, security, and scalability," he says. "They help network operators reduce the cost and complexity of data-optimized transport networks and fully realize the revenue opportunities that the Carrier Ethernet services market presents."

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