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Fujitsu Continues to Dominate Optical Innovation Race; Advances in 400G, Next Gen ROADM, OTN Switching Drive 77 Patent Grants

Company’s Photonics Research and Development Garners 447 Patents Since 2006; 140 More Than Closest Runner-Up

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, June 07, 2012

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that the company’s continuous technology advancements - aimed at helping customers achieve their business objectives - was recognized by the US Patent and Trademark Office with 77 patent grants in 2011. The 77 patents earned most recently by Fujitsu Network Communications is 35 more than the company receiving the second-most, and counting since 2006, gives Fujitsu 140 more than any other optical technology provider.

Among Fujitsu’s technology research and development activity recognized for furthering the state of optical communications is the company’s work in Next Generation Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM), 400G transport and OTN switching. Each year, Fujitsu invests more than $2.8 billion in R&D, which allows it to provide North America’s most prominent Telecom carriers, Multiple System Operators (MSOs) and a myriad of private and public-sector enterprises with technology that offers the high-bandwidths, low-latencies, uninterrupted availability and security they require.

“Fujitsu’s technology has been chosen by the largest communications operators in North America so it’s not surprising to see them being at the forefront of innovation,” said Ron Kline, principal analyst, Network Infrastructure Telecoms, Ovum. “The company’s substantial R&D investments are helping to move the communications industry toward the next generation in networking where multiple transport standards, protocols and transmission speeds coexist on a single, unified infrastructure. I applaud Fujitsu’s commitment to innovation and congratulate the company on its track-record in leading the industry in patent grants.”

That technology leadership is fueling the company’s growing optical network market share in North America. According to Ovum, as of Q4 2011, Fujitsu Network Communications owned 22 percent of the total optical transport and switching market, a greater percentage than any other single provider.

“At Fujitsu there is no such thing as resting on your laurels,” said Rod Naphan, senior vice president of product and strategic planning at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Communications professionals across North America have come to rely on us for the kinds of solutions that facilitate their move toward next generation networking in a way that minimizes CAPEX and OPEX without sacrificing capabilities. Today, Fujitsu technology is enabling some of the most advanced networks implemented, providing a converged packet optical infrastructure where profitable Ethernet services may be delivered over any access media.”

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 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$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
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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 a broad portfolio of multi-vendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. The only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America, Fujitsu has over 450,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see:

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Date: June 07, 2012
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