The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) has been available for more than 10 years and has proven very scalable, with switching developing from Gigabit Ethernet (GE) to 10GE and now 40GE, and power/cooling per slot growing from 200W to 450W or 500W. All Tier 1 telecom equipment providers, and many Tier 2/3 telecom equipment providers, have some systems based on ATCA platforms. Several equipment providers have successfully integrated ATCA based products from multiple acquisitions into a single product line, demonstrating a key advantage of ATCA over proprietary platforms. ATCA is now well established as the leading high-availability commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) architecture for the telecom market.
The report evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 14 systems integrators and 28 component suppliers. It also includes a market forecast for ATCA products through 2017, with a breakdown of COTS market share, and presents information on the use of ATCA by 18 telecom equipment providers.