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Fujitsu Helps Capacity Upgrade Between Asia and Europe with Sea-Me-We 4

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, March 05, 2008

Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will upgrade the capacity of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE) 4 submarine cable network connecting numerous countries between Singapore and France. With completion scheduled in 2009, this multi-million dollar second upgrade project will further triple the existing trunk capacity of the system, enabling SEA-ME-WE 4 to support the increased broadband traffic requirements along the route.

Owned and operated by 16 international telecommunications carriers, SEA-ME-WE 4 spans nearly 20,000 kilometers linking 14 countries from France to Singapore via Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia with 16 landing points. Fujitsu had the turnkey responsibility of this state-of-the-art network from design to laying for Segment 1 linking Singapore to Mumbai. Fujitsu, and its co-contractor Alcatel-Lucent, supplied the network that started commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2005. The network's capacity was subsequently doubled in the third quarter of 2007.

Under the terms of the contract, Fujitsu will upgrade the Singapore-India submarine link by deploying, installing and commissioning additional dense wavelength division multiplexing equipment (DWDM), notably its FLASHWAVE S650 for this extensive network.

With 40 years experience of submarine cable industry, Fujitsu has played a key role in the development and implementation of important submarine cable networks in operation today.

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Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please see:

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 05 March, 2008
City: Tokyo
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