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Dallas Business Journal Names Fujitsu’s Utility Expert, John Chowdhury, a “Who’s Who in Energy” for Second Consecutive Year

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, December 10, 2014

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) named John Chowdhury, Utility Practice Director, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., to its annual “Who’s Who in Energy” list for the second year in a row. Editors describe those who made the list as “…the movers and shakers in the ever-changing, fast-moving energy industry ….”

“To be honored by the Dallas Business Journal again this year as part of a professional community dedicated to building customer-centric utilities is very gratifying,” said Chowdhury. “Modernizing utilities’ networks improves reliability of the distribution system, increases customer satisfaction and lowers both opex and capex. Everyone benefits, from those generating the energy, to the retailers and the end-users themselves.”

Chowdhury works with North American energy companies on modernization programs that provide a roadmap to converged network operations. This convergence helps utilities meet new demands for scalability, reliability, security and standards compliance. His business and technology experience is sought-out by utilities looking for guidance in the areas of Smart Grid/AMI/distribution automation, business case development, customer relationship management, billing and telecommunications/wireless networks.

Along with his professional role at Fujitsu, Chowdhury actively works to advance the utilities sector in a number of other ways. He is known for co-founding the Center for Utility Innovation (http://www.smarterutility.com) with the White House Office of the CTO. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society and serves as a Board member of Utilities Smart Network Council. In addition, Chowdhury is an Advisor to the NRECA Technology Innovation Board and also to the University of Tulsa’s Masters of Energy Program.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.

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 wireless access and transport solutions; a broad portfolio of multivendor network services, as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical and wireless networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 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: December 10, 2014
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.