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Fujitsu Becomes Strategic Partner to Link America

Minority Business Enterprise will Begin Distribution of Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 7500 Optical Networking Platform to Select Customers

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, May 11, 2009

Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of innovative optical and wireless networking solutions, announced today that they have become a strategic partner to Link America, a minority-owned company dedicated to servicing the communications industry. Link America will provide Warehouse Management Services (WMS) for the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 7500 Re-configurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) to select customers in support of their advanced communications networking needs.

As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Link America is focused on delivering broadband equipment solutions for the central office, local loop and customer premises environments. With the addition of the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM to their portfolio, Link America will be able to support the real-time distribution and stocking needs of carriers across North America.

“Link America has worked to achieve a reputation for delivering quality products on time, every time,” said Andres Ruzo, CEO of Link America. “We have achieved ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 certification, and are on track to earn Environmental Management Systems (EMS) ISO 14001:2004 certification by the end of 2009. We are excited to begin a relationship with Fujitsu to allow us to distribute their market-leading FLASHWAVE 7500 platform.”

The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM is based on advanced Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology that telecom carriers and cable/MSO companies are using to build high-capacity networks across metropolitan and regional areas. The platform supports up to 1.6 Tbps of total capacity across up to 40 wavelengths in a fiber-optic transmission path that can exceed 1000 km (621 miles).

About Link America, Inc.

Link America is a rapidly growing, minority-owned, TL 9000 and ISO 9001 – 2008 certified company dedicated to servicing the communications industry with quality new equipment, engineering services, and integration solutions at affordable prices. Link Americas’ services portfolio also includes a professional RF design, tower construction and engineering integration for elite wireless communication networks across the Americas. Link America carries a comprehensive product and solution portfolio for securing wireless networks, including any type of Wi-Fi, WAN, Point-to-Point (Pap), Point-to-MultiPoint (PMP), emerging WIMAX products, and Free Space Optics technology. The portfolio of wireless networking equipment along with security appliances provides cost-effective solutions to a wide variety of applications. Link America is an innovator in deploying advanced services in the 4.9 GHz licensed wireless spectrum for government and non-government public safety networks (police, fire, search and rescue, EMS, municipalities, utilities, etc). For more information, visit  http://www.linkam.com . 

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet, 4G/LTE wireless and optical transport technologies, and is a market-leading provider of packet optical networking solutions that incorporate advanced SONET, ROADM, and Ethernet capabilities. With the support of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a $53B company with approximately 160,000 professionals in 70 countries, Fujitsu enables its customers to migrate to fully converged packet optical networks that improve performance and profitability. Over 400,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. Fujitsu maintains a longstanding and highly-regarded position as a market leader by providing best-in-class data networking solutions optimized for Ethernet service delivery and transport. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: May 11, 2009
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,