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Atrica announces deals with German carrier htp, Macedonia's national operator, and systems integrators ITM Group, Intellicom, and Trigon

March 14, 2005

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HANOVER, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Atrica, the Carrier Ethernet pioneer, today announced that German Regional Carrier htp has selected Atrica’s proven Carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems for its next-generation infrastructure. Atrica’s industry-leading Carrier Ethernet solutions will enable htp to deliver an expanded range of advanced broadband services to its business and residential customers, with guaranteed, end-to-end service level agreements (SLAs) and 50 ms resiliency. Services will include blazing-speed Internet access, LAN to LAN, and DSL backhaul. Future applications will include an extensive offering of Triple Play services for business and residential customers. This agreement illustrates the increasing demand in Central and Eastern Europe for the benefits of Carrier Ethernet technology, and Atrica’s strengthening market leadership in the region.

One of Germany’s largest Regional Carriers, htp serves the greater Hannover area, home to this week’s CeBIT 2005 exhibition. In addition to the Carrier-class attributes that Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems provide, htp was impressed with the high scalability of the system, and the comprehensive functionality and point-and-click centralized service provisioning and management capabilities of ASPEN™, Atrica’s Service Platform for Ethernet Networks. Using a multi-layered modular architecture, ASPEN was built to support large, dynamic, carrier-class networks. With a focus on delivering enhanced management capabilities for rapid service provisioning, comprehensive network, performance and fault management, and seamless integration with existing applications, ASPEN is based on common telecom network management standards. ASPEN’s open Applications Programming Interfaces (APIs) bring fast and flexible integration with service providers’ existing OSS applications, thus ensuring that all network elements are properly managed and controlled.

“Deploying Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems will allow us to leverage a single, universal transport network to deliver a wide range of new, advanced broadband services to our business and residential customers,” said Achim Garbe, htp project manager. “Atrica’s Carrier-class capabilities and the ease of management they offer will allow us to compete more effectively in our target markets.”

In a separate release:

HANOVER, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Atrica, the Carrier Ethernet pioneer, and ITM Group, one of Germany’s leading Systems Integrators, today announced a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, which combines the strength of Atrica’s carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems with ITM’s technical expertise and comprehensive systems integration services, ITM will provide local systems integration services to carriers as they deploy Atrica’s proven solutions. In addition to supporting joint customers as they deploy Atrica’s Carrier-class solutions, the two industry leaders will work together to identify and pursue joint Metro networking opportunities in Germany and Austria.

This agreement illustrates the increasing demand in Germany and Austria for the numerous business and technical benefits that Carrier Ethernet technology delivers. It also represents ITM’s entry into the Carrier Ethernet marketplace. Working with Atrica, ITM will leverage its comprehensive knowledge of local markets to provide fulfillment and delivery services as well as second level support to Metro carriers as they build-out, expand, and/or upgrade their telecommunications infrastructures with Carrier Ethernet technology.

In an additional release:

HANOVER, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Carrier Ethernet pioneer Atrica Inc. today announced that Makedonski Telekomunikacii, a national telecom operator providing public telecommunication services in the Republic of Macedonia, will leverage Atrica’s carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems to expand the roster of high Service Level Agreement (SLA) services it offers to enterprise customers. Makedonski Telekomunikacii will roll out its new point-to-point and multi-megabit Internet access services first in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Following that deployment, Makedonski Telekomunikacii is planning to expand the roster and geographic scope of its enterprise services, and will also introduce a residential Triple Play (IPTV, VoIP, and high speed Internet) offering.

Makedonski Telekomunikacii selected Atrica’s Carrier Ethernet platforms as its first installation considering their ability to deliver guaranteed, end-to-end SLAs, Quality of Service (QoS), and 50 ms network-wide resiliency. When first considering the expansion of its enterprise business, Makedonski Telekomunikacii recognized that, in order to support the increasingly sophisticated communications services needs of its enterprise customers, it needed an infrastructure capable of delivering Carrier-class features and functionality at a competitive price point. Makedonski Telekomunikacii prepared and issued an RFQ based on the standards and specifications adopted by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), a non-profit organization created to accelerate the adoption of Ethernet in metro networks worldwide. In addition to being compliant with the standards and specifications of the MEF, Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems allow the operator to dramatically reduce its capital and operational expenditures.

It was also announced:

HANOVER, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Carrier Ethernet pioneer Atrica Inc. and Intellicom, a leading Systems Integrator in Macedonia, today announced a strategic reseller/systems integration relationship. This agreement, which combines the strength of Atrica’s Carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems with Intellicom’s extensive networking expertise and local knowledge, will bring the business and technical benefits of Carrier Ethernet technology to Macedonian Telecom Operators, with the comprehensive benefits of renowned local service and support. Together, the industry leaders will identify and pursue joint networking opportunities throughout Macedonia, with Atrica supplying its state-of-the-art Carrier Ethernet solutions and Intellicom providing consultancy, systems integration, solutions delivery, and second-level support.

The industry’s first Carrier Ethernet solutions, Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems allow carriers to leverage one universal transport network to deliver the ultimate broadband triple play services to both residential and business customers, Atrica’s platforms uniquely deliver carrier-class functionality including high scalability, guaranteed, end-to-end service level agreements (SLAs), 50ms network-wide resiliency, support of TDM traffic, and point-and-click OAM&P, while allowing service providers and carriers to dramatically reduce their capital and operational expenditures.

“We are proud to add Atrica’s industry-leading Carrier Ethernet platforms to our portfolio of advanced networking solutions,” said Georgi Milev, Managing Director for Intellicom. “Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems provide unparalleled functionality to telecom operators as they expand their high speed, high SLA service offerings. Atrica’s Carrier Ethernet platforms open new revenue opportunities for our customers, and we are looking forward to helping more Macedonian operators leverage the full benefits that Carrier Ethernet delivers.”

In a separate release:

HANOVER, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Atrica, the Carrier Ethernet pioneer, and Trigon AG, a leading Swiss Systems Integrator, have signed a strategic Systems Integration agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Trigon will resell Atrica’s proven, carrier-class Optical Ethernet Systems and will provide systems integration services to carriers throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In addition, the companies will jointly identify and pursue metro networking opportunities throughout the region.

This agreement reflects the increasing demand for the Carrier-class functionality and Ethernet-based price points that only true Carrier Ethernet solutions can deliver. With this agreement, carriers and service providers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein will have expanded access to the industry’s leading Carrier Ethernet solutions, backed by expert systems integration and support services.

Atrica Inc.

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