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FUJITSU/TSTT signs multimillion dollar contract with Trinidad Government

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Port-of-Spain, August 05, 2008

The technological gap for getting Trinidad and Tobago to developed nation status will close considerably upon successful completion of a multi-million dollar government contract awarded jointly to FUJITSU TRANSACTION SOLUTIONS (TRINIDAD) LIMITED and Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT). The contract is for Fujitsu and TSTT to embed state of the art data management tools on an ultra high-speed communications network serving Ministries and state agencies and facilitating unprecedented public access to online government services.

Mervyn Eyre, CEO of Fujitsu (CARIBBEAN) noted that the technology being employed by both companies would give the Government the flexibility to scale and expand as the need arises. “This is an IP-based network, similar to what supports the world wide web. That technology is so universally used that it has been called ‘future-proof’, that is, it is versatile enough to avoid becoming obsolete.”

The network will be built on leading edge technology supplied and supported by a consortium led by TSTT and Fujitsu. “On completion, the consortium would have built ‘GOVNETT’, as it is being called, to be the largest data network in Trinidad and Tobago, surpassing systems used in major corporations in its sophistication and functionality,” said TSTT CEO Roberto Peón.

The creation of “GOVNETT” is in keeping with the Government’s commitment to having 50% of its services accessible on line by 2009, with additional services being continuously added thereafter. “This is a very significant initiative which in addition to giving the public easier access to government services, it will also enable more direct communication with agencies and in so doing make these institutions more accountable,” said Ms. Arlene McComie, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration.

This second phase of the project, will add almost 500 metro-Ethernet links - ultra-modern Internet Protocol (IP) based high-speed data communications circuits - for use by government ministries and entities throughout Trinidad and Tobago. This technology will facilitate the delivery of Government and consumer transactions over a secure and efficient island-wide network. This is a key pillar of this country’s move to becoming a knowledge based society.

About Fujitsu (Caribbean)

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions in the Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$43.2-billion Fujitsu Group. Fujitsu integrates the core expertise of our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure Solutions and Managed Services that continuously evolve to respond to our customer’s complex business and technology issues. Focused on the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Government sectors we simplify IT for our customers and build more value into their IT investments. Fujitsu is the world’s third largest IT Services Company and has been operating in the Caribbean for over 50 years. Managed by a regional executive team, we have offices in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad; including business agents in the Bahamas, St. Vincent, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Grenada, to serve the entire region. Fujitsu has delivered and currently supports mission critical ICT solutions and networks across the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean. Visit our website at www.fujitsu.com/caribbean to learn more about us.”

About TSTT

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is jointly owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%) and Cable & Wireless (49%). The company provides a complete suite of communications services throughout the twin-island state including fixed line and mobile communications, broadband Internet access, lease lines and data services. TSTT is the only communications solutions provider in the country deploying both wireless and wired next generation networks with voice, data and multimedia capabilities making it one of the most advanced solutions providers in country. The company's customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government and tourism sectors. For more on the company’s products and services visit www.tstt.co.tt

Press Contact

Sandra Jones, 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications


Phone: Phone: +1-876-926-7567
Fax: +1-876-935-6333
E-mail: E-mail: sandra.jones@fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America and Mexico

Camille Salandy

E-mail: E-mail: CFSaland@tstt.co.tt
Company:Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

Date: 05 August, 2008
City: Port-of-Spain
Company: Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.,