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TELUS Deploys Fujitsu-Powered Next-Generation FLASHWAVE® Optical Networking Platforms

High-Density, High-Capacity Packet Optical Networking Platforms Converge Connection-oriented Ethernet and SONET to Maximize Efficiency

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, October 14, 2009

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that Canadian telecommunications corporation TELUS has selected Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONPs) for its next-generation converged Packet/TDM optical network. This network will enable next-generation IP, Ethernet and optical services and create a scalable infrastructure that will encourage development and use of new multimedia applications by its business and residential customers.

TELUS has begun deployment of the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 and FLASHWAVE 4100 ES Packet ONPs. Network planning, management, and professional services support are being provided by the complete line of Fujitsu NETSMART® software solutions and Network Life Cycle Services.

“Our selection of Fujitsu packet optical networking platforms is part of our strategy to create a fully converged packet optical network throughout Canada, and place our customers at the forefront of broadband capabilities,” said Zouheir Mansourati, vice president of technology strategy for TELUS. “The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP combines the functionality of Connection-oriented Ethernet and SONET/SDH with the flexibility of a ROADM in a single shelf. This combination enables faster time to market, provides greatly expanded capacity for video and wireless applications, and lowers the cost of delivering next-generation and legacy services.”

The pluggable ROADM option and patent-pending universal switch fabric of the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP allow both Ethernet and SONET/SDH traffic to be transported in their native framing formats to create a universal optical infrastructure. The FLASHWAVE 4100 ES micro Packet ONP offers a compact 2RU (3.5") modular solution for high concentrations of DS1, DS3, and Ethernet services. Both platforms include integrated Connection-oriented Ethernet technology that delivers the interface flexibility, statistical multiplexing and packet aggregation benefits of Ethernet with the QoS performance and security of SONET/SDH.

“TELUS and Fujitsu share a powerful network convergence vision that is enabled by Packet Optical Networking,” said Rod Naphan, vice president of product and strategic planning at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Packet Optical Networking supports the seamless integration of Connection-oriented Ethernet and TDM traffic over a scalable, ROADM-based network. The resulting packet optical transport and aggregation solution will allow TELUS to bring a host of advanced Ethernet, IP and broadband services to its business and residential customers.”

TELUS is using the NETSMART 2000 network design and planning tool to input communication requirements and develop comprehensive network designs. Operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning (OAM&P) tasks are simplified through TELUS’ use of the Fujitsu NETSMART 1500 Element Management System (EMS) and NETSMART 500 Graphical User Interface (GUI). These platforms deliver proven, large scale service provisioning, database management, fault sectionalization and advanced reporting required for the operational robustness of highly available optical networks.

Fujitsu is providing TELUS with Network Life Cycle Services to maximize network reliability for its nationwide network. The service and support package selected by TELUS will include 24x7x365 access to experienced Fujitsu personnel for technical assistance and on-site support.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet, 4G/LTE wireless and optical transport technologies, and is a market-leading provider of packet optical networking solutions that incorporate advanced SONET, ROADM, and Ethernet capabilities. With the support of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a $53B company with approximately 160,000 professionals in 70 countries, Fujitsu enables its customers to migrate to fully converged packet optical networks that improve performance and profitability. Over 400,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. Fujitsu maintains a longstanding and highly-regarded position as a market leader by providing best-in-class data networking solutions optimized for Ethernet service delivery and transport. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.8 million customer connections including 6.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.1 million wireline network access lines, 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 100,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

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Date: October 14, 2009
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,