Lightpath Deploys Atrica in NY

Optimum Lightpath selects Atrica's carrier Ethernet systems to deliver Ethernet services in the New York metro area

January 16, 2006

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Optimum Lightpath®, the business telecommunications services division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), has deployed Atrica’s Carrier Ethernet Systems in support of its Metro Ethernet service offerings in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. As the leading business broadband provider with the largest fully fiber optic network in New York State, Optimum Lightpath delivers converged, IP-based data, Internet, and voice solutions to thousands of businesses throughout Long Island, Westchester County, New York City, southern Connecticut, and northern New Jersey.

Optimum Lightpath selected Atrica's Carrier Ethernet solutions after a thorough, comprehensive evaluation of its next-generation infrastructure options. Atrica was chosen for its superior delivery of five critical functionality areas, including support of TDM traffic via Circuit Emulation, guaranteed end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with CIR and EIR, sub-50ms resiliency, scalability of the network architecture, and carrier-class service management and provisioning, as well as its compliance with the Metro Ethernet Forum's Global Carrier Ethernet Service Definitions. Specifically, Optimum Lightpath is offering Ethernet via Atrica's Carrier Ethernet Systems which are Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and E-LAN (Ethernet multipoint-to-multipoint) services compliant with the MEF 9 technical specification for such services.

Optimum Lightpath has deployed Atrica’s comprehensive Carrier Ethernet product suite as one component of its service delivery infrastructure, including the A-2000 family of Carrier Ethernet Edge Switches, the A-4000 family of Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Switches and the Atrica Service Platform for Ethernet Networks (ASPEN™), an integrated service provisioning and management system.

"Our customers require high-speed communications services to power their business applications and only Metro Ethernet provides them with the reliability, scalability and cost efficiency that they need," said Dave Pistacchio, executive vice president and general manager of Optimum Lightpath. "Atrica's Carrier Ethernet solutions are part of our next-generation fully fiber optic data network infrastructure that is enabling us to deliver a wide range of Metro Ethernet offerings that reduce our customers’ costs, increase their productivity and improve their operational flexibility, while lowering our capital and operational expenditures."

Atrica Inc.

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