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Fujitsu and Internet2 FiberCo Team to Offer Professional Services

Comprehensive Solutions Allow Internet2 Members to Plan, Deploy and Maintain Multivendor Regional Fiber Optic Networks

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, February 12, 2007

 Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that its product-agnostic Network Life Cycle Services are available to members of Internet2, a consortium of educational institutions and government agencies, through a reseller agreement with Internet2 FiberCo. Now the Internet2 community will have more choices for professional services regardless of their deployed technology platforms. Internet2 fosters the development and deployment of advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education. Its subsidiary, FiberCo, provides Internet2 member organizations a cost-effective means for acquiring dark fiber-optic assets as well as professional services to support the development of regional optical networks.

With today’s announcement, comprehensive, high-quality professional services from Fujitsu are also available to help Internet2 members manage their dark fiber assets and optical networking solutions in every stage of their network life cycle, from planning and deployment to critical on-going maintenance. These services are available to all Internet2 members and can be applied to optical networking products from any vendor.

"The agreement with Fujitsu gives the Internet2 community more choices for professional services and allows them to source fiber assets from a leader in optical network solutions," said Steve Cotter, director of network services for Internet2. "Fujitsu is a recognized market leader for optical transport solutions and professional services, and as such, we’re delighted to add Fujitsu’s Network Life Cycle Services to FiberCo’s portfolio to assist Internet2 member universities with every phase of their network deployments."

"Fujitsu has years of experience providing leading-edge solutions and services for multivendor networks and this agreement now gives the Internet2 community access to a variety of customized solutions nationwide," said Lee Dayton, senior vice president of services at Fujitsu Network Communications. "In addition, we offer a wide portfolio of proven service solutions that will help Internet2 member universities plan, design, deploy and maintain their networks quickly and cost-effectively. We can also identify and qualify multiple sources of dark fiber as needed, and can lend objectivity to the fiber characterization process performed on dark fiber sourced elsewhere."

FiberCo will resell the following Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services to the Internet2 community to assist them with their regional optical networks:

Planning Services

  • Network design, systems configuration and design, dark fiber sourcing, and fiber qualification and characterization

Deployment Services

  • Full program management, EF&I, turn up and test, and on-site mentoring

Maintenance Services

  • On-site support, remote technical assistance, advance replacement, and Network Operations Center (NOC)

Complete details about each of these service offerings can be found on the Fujitsu web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

About Internet2 FiberCo®

FiberCo provides a means for acquiring, holding, and assigning fiber optic network assets in support of the Internet2 community's goals of developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies. FiberCo facilitates the ongoing development of regional optical networking initiatives around the country to complement existing Internet2 network infrastructure while providing a strategic fiber acquisition capability on the national scale. For more information, visit: www.internet2.edu/fiberco.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator and strategic partner with over 20 years of experience as a leading provider of wireline and wireless networking solutions that solve critical business issues and enable new services. With the support of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a $43.2B company with over 160,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu enables their customers to build or seamlessly migrate to fully converged networks that improve network performance and profitability. Nearly 400,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. Fujitsu maintains a well-established and highly-regarded position as a market leader by providing the best-in-breed data networking solutions that drive next-generation access, core, and wireless networks. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: February 12, 2007
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,