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Fujitsu expands National 100G Optical Service Offers Significant Infrastructure Benefits to Fujitsu Customers

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, July 13, 2012

Fujitsu has expanded its 100G high-speed national fibre network. Covering an additional 2,500km of dark fibre, the expansion enables true 100Gbit/s data across Fujitsu’s Managed Wavelength Service (MWS), ensuring Fujitsu customers receive a carrier-grade high capacity, low latency network solution to underpin the most demanding service, communication and high performance computing tasks.

With access to more than 6,000km of dark fibre in partnership with UK collocation data centre operator SSE, the network provides connectivity between Fujitsu’s data centres and many strategic UK-wide collocation facilities interconnecting with all major Tier 1 and Tier 2 telecommunications and internet service providers.

Andy Stevenson, executive director, Hosting & Network Solutions, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said:
“This significant expansion is a direct response to customers’ increasing demand to transport very-high-bandwidth data faster and further than ever before. An effective infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) begins and ends with the network; the true benefits can only be realised if the interconnect between enterprise and datacentre does not present a bottleneck. Fujitsu’s long-standing optical heritage ensures that customers get the fastest and most resilient service available today.”

The network has been designed using ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Agile Core platform with flexible reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADM), enabling real time wavelength provisioning and switching across the core network.  Customers receive a number of benefits through this flexibility, including bandwidth-on-demand, in which customers can adjust requirements on-the-fly, based on changing business needs.

Christian Unterberger, chief sales and marketing officer at ADVA Optical Networking, said:
"The core is one of the most critical aspects of any network. It needs to be able to scale rapidly and respond to incredible data demands. What Fujitsu is building is something special; it brings true 100G connectivity to the UK's enterprises and this is a game changer. The potential here is phenomenal, especially when we consider future growth to 400G and beyond."

Fujitsu has worked strategically with ADVA Optical Networking for more than six years in the UK, and deploying its 100G Agile Core ensures that it can continue to offer the most advanced, best-value optical networking combined with a flexible, scalable and highly competitive service.

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: 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

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

James De Vile / Jo Jamieson

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2800
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 13 July, 2012
City: London

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