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Fujitsu Announces Integrated Voice over IP Platform For BT Broadband Voice Service

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe's advanced VoIP Platform enables UK PSTN services over a broadband connection

January 19, 2004

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, announces the supply of an Integrated Voice over IP Platform for the BT Broadband Voice Service, which was launched to the public on 9th December 2003.

The platform, based around the widely acclaimed MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch, allows end-users to connect via an Integrated Access Device, or Telephony Adapter, to provide an extensive range of UK PSTN services over a broadband connection. BT has become one of the first major European operators to offer emulated PSTN services using Voice over IP technology. Fujitsu has also developed an Operational Support System, which allows the linkage between the components of the platform, the support systems within BT and the website - where customers are able to register, manage profiles and credit their account. (For further information, please visit

Andy Stevenson, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe's General Manager, commented: "This is an exciting development for us and our partners at MetaSwitch. It enables broadband as the evolution platform where new services can be added in a speedy way to tackle new markets. We are delighted to have been chosen by BT to provide the technology for Broadband Voice and will continue to work with them to consolidate the platform and develop a future strategy for voice migration".

About Fujitsu

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. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited is a major supplier of Broadband Access equipment in Europe and is Fujitsu's worldwide design location for access network solutions - including a centre of excellence for the development of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology. The company is also the leading provider of broadband solutions in the UK, with some 2 million lines deployed to date. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe is focused on providing strategic end-to-end solutions, supported by complete turnkey services. Fujitsu is playing a fundamental role in the creation of "Broadband Britain" - from world-leading products and technology, through project planning, community liaison, cable laying and civil engineering, to installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance.

About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch, a division of privately held Data Connection, is the result of 22 years of experience supplying leading-edge technology to the telecommunications industry. Data Connection's track record of consistent profitability ensures long-term commitment to product development and customer support. The widely deployed MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch offers service providers an immediate solution for broadband (VoIP and/or VoATM) and POTS service and a future-proof "softswitch" architecture for enhanced applications. MetaSwitch has offices in Alameda, CA, Dallas, TX and Reston, VA in the US and London, Chester and Edinburgh in the UK.

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Date: 19 January, 2004


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