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Fujitsu powers on with upgrade of NSW electricity network

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, June 04, 2001

Fujitsu Australia is delivering fibre optic transmission systems and access equipment that will increase the performance and capacity of the signal network controlling distribution of electricity across the New South Wales power grid.

Fujitsu is supplying its robust and reliable Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) transmission equipment to TransGrid, the state-owned corporation responsible for the management and development of the $2 billion NSW high voltage electricity network.

In addition to carrying control circuits for the electricity network, the Fujitsu transmission equipment will also carry data and voice services.

A world leader in the delivery of advanced SDH network solutions, Fujitsu won the tenders for both stages one and two of the multi-million dollar project to upgrade TransGrid's signal network.

"The reliability of the Fujitsu equipment was the cornerstone of our successful bids," Fujitsu Australia Business Development Executive, Telecommunications, Craig Walsh said.

"Fujitsu's equipment is world-renowned for its reliability, and TransGrid has not experienced a single error with the equipment we have already installed in stage one."

After completing the first stage of the project covering northern NSW on time and within budget, Fujitsu is on schedule to complete the second stage covering the southern half of the state by September 2001.

When completed, the network will cover most of the NSW population, extending along the eastern seaboard between the Queensland and Victorian borders, and to the western tablelands.

The key Fujitsu solution consisted of a combination of SDH transmission equipment, access multiplexing equipment and network management software. Fujitsu is also installing and commissioning the network, as well as providing test equipment and training.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.au

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
Company:BoydPR

Date: 04 June, 2001
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited