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Fujitsu and MetaSwitch Deliver on the Managed UC Services Promise at Broadband World Forum 2009

Partners Demonstrate Simplified Adoption of Latest VoIP and UC Capabilities.

September 07, 2009

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited, a leading supplier of network solutions, announces a joint initiative with MetaSwitch to demonstrate the latest in Managed Unified Communications (UC) capabilities. The solution being jointly demonstrated in Paris this week delivers on the promise of enhanced productivity and cost savings, through its feature-rich MetaSphere applications suite allied with the powerful CommPortal subscriber interface.

Based on a proposition as a Fujitsu-hosted Managed Services offering in the UK and Europe, or as a turnkey carrier systems solution, the MetaSphere suite of hosted VoIP applications gives enterprise and service provider customers alike the competitive advantages required to succeed in today's business environment. Aligned to a wider managed desktop solution, where Fujitsu provide all aspects of hardware and applications service integration, Unified Communications provides the flexibility of advanced applications working with existing desktop, phone and business productivity systems.

For enterprises, the ability to control where and how calls are received, whether on a mobile device, PC-based softphone, or fixed-line IP phone, ensures that VIP callers are prioritised and every employee is reachable, using the same number, whether they are in the office or on the road. In addition, rich unified communications capabilities provide for multi-screen access to messaging and calling features, including advanced voicemail and fax handling options, Microsoft Outlook/email integration, and the ability to view messages and control calls from any device – from PCs to SIP or mobile phones.

Carriers will value the minimal lead-time to revenue generation, thanks to a range of deployment options. A whole range of access technologies can connect business customers to the service, from desktop IP phones and PABX systems to IMS compliant network products, such as Fujitsu’s MSAN. The award-winning MetaSphere applications suite provides enormous scope for service and applications development, where the operator can use an SDK to create new features. The MetaView management system is an important operational tool that provides an unparalleled insight into their IP-based voice network, alerting to issues such as voice quality degradation, and enabling resolution, even before subscribers are impacted.

Commenting on behalf of Fujitsu, Nigel Garnham - Head of Proposition Development, said:
"With this showcase of the latest features and technologies, we are highlighting our longstanding and successful partnership with MetaSwitch. Our proposition shows depth of features and scalability in deployment to benefit businesses of all sizes. Coupled with our managed desktop propositions, this positions Fujitsu as a leader in flexible, open standards, technology and as a key partner for operators and enterprises throughout Europe."

Graeme MacArthur, General Manager, Carrier Systems Division at MetaSwitch, expanded:
"Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe is a valued partner for us as we expand our business internationally. We are excited to be demonstrating our latest solutions together at Broadband World Forum."

The MetaSwitch-Fujitsu Managed UC Services solution will be on display at Stand No. 563, at Broadband World Forum Europe, CNIT La Défense, Paris, 7 - 9 September.

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.

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:

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Date: 07 September, 2009