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Fujitsu equips Dynegyconnect for aggressive expansion into bandwidth trading market

More than 100 high-capacity FLASHWAVE(tm) OADX systems to be used as critical component of first nationwide optically switched data network

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

USA, March 09, 2001

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. today announced an agreement with Dynegyconnect, L.P., a subsidiary of Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN), to deploy its FLASHWAVE OADX for its long haul network. Dynegyconnect, L. P. is a joint venture of Dynegy Inc. and Telstra Corp. Ltd.

Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE OADX is the world's largest capacity dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment, capable of transmitting 1.76 terabits per second over vast distances -- without regeneration.

Dynegyconnect is developing the first nationwide optically switched data network that will consist of approximately 20,000 route miles and more than 40 points of presence with over 100 FLASHWAVE OADX systems by the fourth quarter of 2001. The network will support private line, ATM and IP services with circuit sizes of OC-3, OC-12, OC-48 and OC-192. Under the terms of the agreement, Fujitsu will install, deploy and provide network management services for FLASHWAVE OADX.

"Our strategy is to establish mutually efficient and beneficial business relationships with industry leaders such as Fujitsu," says Mark Stubbe, president and chief operating officer of Dynegyconnect, L.P. "Fujitsu's high-channel density and Optical evolution plan positions our network to accommodate rapid expansion of cost-effective services to our customers."

"As Dynegyconnect strives to build the first nationwide optically switched data network, it joins a growing list of innovative companies that rely on Fujitsu optical transport products," said Ron Martin, COO of Fujitsu Network Communications. "Fujitsu strives to give our customers products and services backed with a high-level of reliability. I believe those three characteristics are why we haven't lost a customer in the 15 years we've been in business."

FLASHWAVE OADX is a next generation DWDM transmission and optical add/drop platform that provides up to 176 channels, each capable of carrying 10 gigabits (billion bits) per second of traffic. The system uses 88 channels in each of two bands of the transmission spectrum, the C and L bands, using 50GHz spacing between each channel.


  • [1] FLASHWAVE(tm) - FLASHWAVE(tm) is a trademark

    FLASHWAVE(tm) is a trademark of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

About Dynegy Inc.

Dynegy Inc. is a leading provider of energy and communications solutions to customers in North America, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. The company's leadership position extends across the entire convergence value chain, from broadband, power generation and wholesale and direct commercial and industrial marketing and trading of power, natural gas, coal, emission allowances, and weather derivatives to transportation, gathering and processing of natural gas liquids.

Dynegyconnect L.P., Dynegy Global Communications' North American subsidiary, is developing the first nationwide optically switched data network that will consist of approximately 20,000 route miles and more than 40 points of presence by the fourth quarter of 2001. Dynegyconnect, L. P. is a joint venture of Dynegy Inc. and Telstra Corp. Ltd.

About Fujitsu Network Communications

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, installs and manages the next generation SONET and DWDM systems that redefine the transmission of voice, data and video over networks. The company leads the fiber-optic equipment industry with its FLASHWAVE OADX - the world's largest capacity system available, delivering 1.76 terabits bi-directionally. Fujitsu Network Communications is a US$2 billion division of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a US$50 billion provider of comprehensive networking solutions for the global marketplace.
For more information, please see: www.fnc.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Gillian Lamrock

Phone: Phone: (02) 9776 4799
E-mail: E-mail: gillian.lamrock@fujitsu.com.au
Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Shuna Boyd

Phone: Phone: (02) 9418 8100
E-mail: E-mail: shuna@boydpr.com.au
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Date: 09 March, 2001
City: USA
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.