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Fujitsu Advances Next Generation Networks at Broadband World Forum 2008

Fujitsu demonstrates end-to-end next generation network solutions, serving seamless voice and data mobility, from optical and copper through to wireless.

September 02, 2008

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited (FTEL), a leading supplier of IT and Networking Solutions, will be announcing the European launch of a new class of networking equipment, the FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP), on Stand No: 464 at this year's Broadband World Forum, taking place in Brussels from 29th September - 2nd October.

By providing the fusion of ROADM, connection-oriented Ethernet and SDH technologies onto a single chassis, Packet ONPs enable massive levels of consolidation of both SDH and next generation carrier-class Ethernet Services. Tony Oppenheim, Chief Operating Officer of Fujitsu Telecommunication Europe's comments on the significance of Fujitsu's flagship FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP for the European market:
"With bandwidth requirements expected to grow by 50% per annum for the foreseeable future, operators are faced with multiple challenges. If they invest in traditional transport platforms now, there is a serious risk of hard-edged transition and stranded assets in two to three years time. The scale of the required investment is escalating, just as transport methods are shifting from SDH to packet-based protocols. We believe that our FLASHWAVE 9500 platform sets the standard for Packet ONP, helping operators to manage these operational and financial challenges with a future-proofed, consolidated and low operational cost network infrastructure. It enables Fujitsu to provide a genuine end-to-end next generation solution, combining with our Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) platform to deliver unprecedented levels of flexibility and performance across legacy and emerging services."

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP applies Fujitsu’s proven optical networking technology to deliver carrier-class TDM and packet aggregation in combination with traditional transport. Its innovative switch fabric allows both SDH and packet-based traffic to be switched and managed in its native format, without any of the penalties of circuit emulation technology. Designed to support both SDH and Ethernet in native mode, the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform enables transition on demand between the two, and enables operators to build highly scaleable, future-proofed networks.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is designed to be deployed with Fujitsu’s market leading MSAN, which already forms a central component of BT’s 21CN programme. Its advanced multi-service capabilities provide the common access platform for legacy services consolidation, such as POTS and ISDN, as well as new, high bandwidth broadband services catering for converged voice and IP connected via a single Ethernet backhaul to an IP/MPLS Core. With today’s highly volatile traffic rates – for example, driven by phone-in TV shows – robust overload mechanisms have become a mission-critical requirement for carrier class service. Fujitsu’s latest Overload protection mechanisms allow PSTN services to be carried over next generation networks with the confidence necessary to mass-migrate customers from legacy, end of life platforms.

Launched in Europe earlier this year, Fujitsu's BroadOne™ WX series of mobile WiMAX base stations represents one of the smallest, lightest and most power-efficient designs currently available, providing operators with a fast and easy-to-install, low maintenance in-service solution. The BroadOne WX300 mobile WiMAX base station recently won the prestigious 2008 Best of WiMAX World EMEA System Design Award and the Internet Telephony WiMAX Distinction Award.

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.

Note to Editors:

During the visit to Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary met and spoke with a number of employees from Fujitsu's migrant workforce, including Amaresh Shukla (joined Fujitsu in April 2007 from India); Immad Mir (joined Fujitsu in January 2007 from Pakistan); Takeshi Miyagawa (joined Fujitsu in April 2004 from Japan) and Libo Ma (joined Fujitsu in October 2006 from China).

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Date: 02 September, 2008


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