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Fujitsu Introduces Low-cost, Access-Agnostic Solution for Service Delivery

Virtual Access Network solution replaces costly hardware and cuts long provisioning times

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, March 21, 2017
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. will introduce its Virtual Access Network (VAN) solution at the OFC Conference this week. The solution lifts the cost and time barriers to small-to-medium business (SMB) service deployment by eliminating purpose-built routing devices and manual provisioning, while utilizing any access technology to deliver services.

Today, SD-WAN and access services can be cost-prohibitive to deliver at a price SMB customers can afford, in turn creating a large underserved market. With the Fujitsu VAN solution, SMB services can now be more affordable: Operators no longer need to deploy expensive Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) routing devices that require manual provisioning on site. Furthermore, they can eliminate truck rolls, which can be expensive when customers are located in rural areas. VAN also offers a single solution that can be used to deliver virtualized products across multiple access technologies.

The VAN solution minimizes service delivery time and costs in part by taking advantage of centralized compute resources. By virtualizing and centralizing network functions, the solution increases performance and makes services easier to manage.

The VAN solution consists of a Services Gateway Unit – a low-cost “white box” that supports services across any access medium; a Plan & Provision tool for zero-touch plug and play provisioning; and a Virtual Private Service VNF that replaces traditional routers. In combination, these components help operators:

  • Deploy new services without manual provisioning
  • Deliver seamless access regardless of underlying technology (fiber, copper, HFC, Wi-Fi, LTE, etc.)
  • Reduce the cost of service delivery
  • Offer high-value, competitively priced services to customers
“VAN delivers both short and long-term operator value,” said Paul Havala, vice president of solutions at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “It increases the accessible market by enabling low-cost expansion to new service areas and customer populations. It also offers long-term opportunity with the potential for innovative future service offerings.”

To see a demonstration of the Virtual Access Network solution, please visit Fujitsu Network Communications booth #3731 at the OFC Conference in Los Angeles, March 21–23. For more detailed information, view the Virtual Access Network solution brief here: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/network/products/virtual-access-network/index.html

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading US-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top US patent-holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom. Follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-network-communications.

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Date: March 21, 2017
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.