Birmingham, UK, 18th July 2005 – Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, was presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2005, by Her Majesty's Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands, Colonel Anthony Griffiths, on Friday 15th July. This prestigious Award was granted for the company's GeoStream Access Gateway, which is deployed in telephone exchanges to deliver broadband services, and was a key element in Fujitsu being listed as a preferred supplier for BT's recently-announced 21st Century Network programme. The Award was presented in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Mr Yoshiji Nogami, together with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Counsellor John Hood, and the Mayor of Solihull, Counsellor Alan Martin.
Designed, developed and manufactured by Fujitsu in the UK, the GeoStream Access Gateway technology is playing a key role in the migration of millions of end users to advanced broadband services. Its flexible, scalable design is bringing broadband to large metropolitan areas, as well as remote, rural communities, with the technology capable of simultaneous multiple broadband service delivery, ranging from fast Internet access to voice telephony and video-on-demand.
Mr Shigeyuki Unagami, managing director of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited, commented:
“Our company is honoured to be presented with this prestigious award. It reflects the supreme contribution made by all our staff, and the significant investments, which have made our GeoStream Access Gateway such a successful development. The achievement is notable both for the product's innovative design concept and its market performance – Fujitsu's inclusion on BT's preferred supplier list for the 21st Century Network programme underlines the technology's success. The Queen's Award for Enterprise – Innovation – acknowledges the benefits that the speed of broadband rollout in the UK is bringing to millions of homes and businesses, and also highlights the trade and employment advantages that our company brings to the West Midlands region, where our headquarters is based.
“GeoStream Access Gateway is advancing communications at the highest level, assisting European operators such as BT to realise their visions for next generation networks. It is an enabling technology in the widest sense – allowing homes and businesses to receive the greatest choice of broadband services and the best quality of experience; enabling network operators and service providers to offer their customers the greatest range of services at the most competitive prices, while permitting remote rural communities to receive the same degree of choice and quality of service as more densely populated areas.”
Deployed with an installed capacity of over 3 million lines, Fujitsu’s GeoStream Access Gateway is a Multi-Media Service Access technology platform, which enables end users to receive high-capacity broadband services. Multiple services can be delivered simultaneously, from fast Internet access and video-on-demand, to voice telephony using VoIP. Inherently scalable, the modular technology has been designed to drive down the cost-per-line to a minimum, and to be as cost-effective as possible for an ISP or network operator, whether servicing many thousands of broadband subscribers from a busy urban exchange or delivering broadband to small, remote rural communities.In addition to its scalability economies, the design offers further cost-saving potential through its lower energy consumption compared to previous technology, and through its support for a dynamic power management facility that can tailor power usage to traffic demands. The installed system also has a smaller footprint than previous-generation technology, allowing more efficient use of valuable exchange space. The multi-standards capability of the GeoStream Access Gateway offers support for the widest breadth of protocols, including ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, SDSL, VDSL, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, PON, WiMAX and SDH – all from the same platform. Representing Fujitsu’s next-generation Multi-Service Access Node, the GeoStream Access Gateway can support many thousands of users on a single ATM/Ethernet network interface, and is arguably the world’s most advanced DSL platform, designed to provide operators and service providers with leading-edge cost-efficient technology.With its design and manufacture located in the UK, the product’s local focus enables Fujitsu to offer European operators considerable flexibility in design development and supply management, with the company’s Birmingham-based engineering facilities representing the global centre of Broadband product excellence for the entire Fujitsu group.
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: www.fujitsu.com
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: uk.fujitsu.com
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: 18 July, 2005