Cox Deploys Atrica Ethernet Gear

Cox Communications deploys Atrica's optical Ethernet systems from the Fujitsu FASST portfolio

January 31, 2005

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and networking solutions, and AtricaR, the Carrier Ethernet pioneer, today announced that Cox Communications has adopted the Fujitsu Flexible Architecture for Subscriber Service Termination (FASSTT) strategy. Cox Communications has completed deployment of Atrica's carrier-class Optical Ethernet products, a key component of the FASST portfolio, for a converged voice, video, and data services network that serves the New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS).

This advanced network supports the district's stringent business and technical requirements and links nearly 140 schools and administrative sites. Each site now receives high-speed, guaranteed services including Internet access, Voice over IP, IP/H.323 videoconferencing, and distance learning, which is enabling an improved educational experience for students and increasing efficiency for communications amongst its locations.

"According to our ENS Research Program analysis, Healthcare, Education and State/Local Government are the top three vertical industry segments for U.S. retail Ethernet services," said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Combined, these segments account for more than three-quarters of the total base of customer ports installed in 2004."

Cox Communications selected Atrica's powerful suite of Carrier Ethernet solutions after a successful trial within the St. Bernard School District in New Orleans. For the NOPS network, Cox Communications has deployed Atrica's A 8100 Optical Ethernet core switches at hub locations, A 4100 Optical Ethernet aggregation switches at select aggregation sites, and A 2100 Optical Ethernet edge switches to deliver services at each school or administration site. Cox Communications is also utilizing the Atrica Service Platform for Ethernet Networks (ASPENR), an integrated service provisioning and management system, to manage the entire network.

Atrica Inc.

Cox Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (FNC)

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