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Mountain Telephone Will Bring IPTV to Kentucky with Fujitsu Optical Networking Solutions

Expanded Network to Support Next-Generation Voice, Video and Data Services in West Liberty, Kentucky

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, September 06, 2007

Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that Mountain Telephone, a rural cooperative communications provider, has deployed its FLASHWAVE® optical networking products and NETSMART® management solution to deliver Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services to West Liberty, Kentucky. An expanded suite of voice, data and video services will be possible through the use of these Fujitsu platforms.

“Mountain Telephone is a cooperative that’s owned by its users, and we need to ensure we are providing our community with the services they need in an efficient and reliable manner,” said Travis Keeton, network engineer at Mountain Telephone. “With the FLASHWAVE optical networking products, we can expand our network to give us the capacity to offer the advanced services our customers deserve, while projecting a solid Return on Investment (ROI).”

Mountain Telephone has deployed Fujitsu optical networking platforms and management systems to upgrade its existing network to a new 10 Gbps IPTV infrastructure that operates over the existing fiber infrastructure. Service flexibility is provided to the new network by the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP), which allows full compatibility with the existing voice and data network while being able to offer next-generation Ethernet and video services. High-capacity transmission and future-proof scalability is provided by the FLASHWAVE 7120 optical extension system, which uses Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) to carry all services on a single optical fiber.

End-to-end management and service provisioning across the new network will be supported by the Fujitsu NETSMART software suite. This software suite simplifies the management, provisioning and surveillance of Fujitsu network elements, enabling service providers such as Mountain Telephone to quickly turn up SONET, WDM, and Ethernet services.

“Rural service providers require flexible solutions that meet existing needs, support future growth, and allow operators a progressive return on investment,” said Jim Hintze, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Mountain Telephone is committed to delivering the best service and best value to its subscribers, and our FLASHWAVE optical networking products and NETSMART management solutions provide them with the means to achieve this goal.”

About Mountain Telephone

Founded in 1950, Mountain Telephone is a member-owned cooperative headquartered in West Liberty, Kentucky. Serving the rural counties of Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe, the cooperative has the largest local calling area in the state of Kentucky, and offers 17,000 subscriber access lines a host of services including voice, long distance and DSL. Currently, Mountain Telephone is replacing all legacy switching, transport and access equipment in order to provide additional IP-based services ranging from VoIP to IPTV.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator and strategic partner with over 20 years of experience as a leading provider of wireline and wireless networking solutions that solve critical business issues and enable new services. With the support of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a $43.2B company with over 160,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu enables their customers to build or seamlessly migrate to fully converged networks that improve network performance and profitability. Nearly 400,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. Fujitsu maintains a well-established and highly-regarded position as a market leader by providing the best-in-breed data networking solutions that drive next-generation access, core, and wireless networks. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: September 06, 2007
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,