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Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe to Team with Meriton Networks

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February 24, 2005

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Meriton Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class metro and regional wavelength networking systems. Fujitsu is widely recognised as a leading source of broadband access technology, and this agreement reflects the company's emphasis on delivering outstanding end-to-end solutions to its carrier customers.

To meet market needs, Fujitsu will market, sell, and support the solutions of Meriton Networks in the European market. Meriton is a leading provider of next-generation optical networking technology with its HSM architecture. Andy Stevenson, General Manager of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited, commented: "Our carrier customers want to work more closely with fewer vendors in their networks, and they look to us as an important partner to deliver broader, more comprehensive solutions. Working with Meriton provides us with unique metro transmission and switching capabilities, and demonstrates key alignment with our customers' requirements. Being responsive to customers is the most important factor behind our continuing success."

"Europe is a key part of our strategy, and we're honoured to be working with such a respected leader as Fujitsu," said Mike Gassewitz, president of Meriton Networks. "We look forward to furthering an already excellent relationship, and to delivering the most innovative, next-generation solutions for Fujitsu's customers."

About Meriton Networks Inc.

Meriton Networks Inc. is an innovative wavelength networking company that has developed the industry's first managed high-speed metro (HSM) services architecture. Meriton customers deploy a single, cost-effective solution that addresses the issues of fibre relief and network cost reduction, while also enabling the delivery of all HSM services. The Meriton solution includes metro access, metro core and regional extension products, which are fully managed by a best-in-class suite of network and service management tools.Meriton Networks, the Meriton Networks logo, MeritonCare, OI2 -Optical Inter-networking Intelligence, IVFN and Out-of-the-box WDM are trademarks of Meriton Networks Inc. Other trademarks that may be used in this document are property of their respective owners.

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.

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Date: 24 February, 2005