Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Nokia Siemens Networks to Acquire Atrica for Carrier Ethernet

Nokia Siemens Networks will acquire Atrica, a supplier of Carrier Ethernet solutions for Metropolitan Area Networks, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will allow Nokia Siemens Networks to offer end-to-end Carrier Ethernet Transport solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of data-optimized transport networks - from access to the core network.

Atrica's product suite consists of its A-8100 Carrier Ethernet Core Switch, its A-4100 Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Switch and its A-2100 Carrier Ethernet Edge Switch, as well as the Atrica Service Platform for Ethernet Networks (ASPEN), an integrated service provisioning and management system. Earlier this year, Atrica introduced its A-1180 Multi-port Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device, which enables end-to-end service delivery across third-party networks - as well as Atrica-based networks - with QoS control for each individual service.

Atrica has over 40 customers including Orange Business Services, KVH and Optimum LightPath.

Atrica is a privately-held company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California and R&D in Israel. Atrica has approximately 180 employees.

Atrica is the first company to be acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks.


  • Atrica was founded in February 2000 and has raised over $170 million. The company has been funded by industry notables, including 3Com, Vesbridge Partners, GunnAllen Venture Partners, Innovacom (the venture capital subsidiary of France Telecom), JK&B, Investor Growth, AT&T Corporation, Intel Capital, Bezeq, Saturn Venture Partners, and Telia.

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