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Fujitsu Named Photonics Patent Leader for Sixth Consecutive Year; Optical Innovation Widely Adopted by Carriers, MSOs, Enterprises

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, July 14, 2011

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) awarded the company 111 optical technology patents in 2010 - more than double the number received by the closest competitor - marking the sixth consecutive year that Fujitsu led the field in optical innovation. Since 2006, Fujitsu’s advances in optical communications have garnered the company nearly three times the number assigned to the next optical developer on the list.

Each year the USPTO reports the number of award patents by technology classification as well as the companies receiving the most patent awards. Fujitsu has received 370 patents over the past six years under Classification 398 – Optical Communications in technologies that include materials science, optical components, 40G/100G high speed photonics, optical amplifiers, and packet/optical integration.

“The world’s largest and most forward-thinking organizations look to Fujitsu’s optical communications solutions to enable next-generation services with five-nines reliability and security,” said Bill Erickson, senior vice president of planning and development, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Our investment in research and development allows customers to implement advanced communications architectures that support profitable new services in a way that leverages their existing infrastructure investments and minimizes ongoing operational expenses. This commitment to optical innovation is one reason Fujitsu is the optical transport market share leader.”

For more information about Fujitsu’s family of optical transport technologies, including Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONP), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexers (DWDM), Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADM), Multiservice Provisioning Platforms (MSPP) and Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET), please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/telecom/technologies/.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
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About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. The only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America, Fujitsu has over 450,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: July 14, 2011
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,