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Bresnan and Fujitsu Bring Wi-Fi to Billings, Montana for Anywhere, Anytime Connectivity

Existing Cable Network Leveraged with End-To-End Solution for Delivering High Bandwidth Wireless Services

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, September 17, 2007

Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, and Bresnan Communications, a broadband telecommunications company, announced today that they have launched a wireless solution for free high-speed broadband Wi-Fi access for Bresnan’s customers in Billings, Mont. The unique DOCSIS® 2.0 interface-based solution leverages Bresnan’s existing cable network to provide a high-bandwidth wireless network capable of allowing their customers to use the Internet, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video services.

“We chose Fujitsu because they offer a complete solution that combines cutting edge technology and products with expert around-the-clock support,” said Shawn Fisher, vice president of advanced services technology at Bresnan Communications. “This Wi-Fi network will allow our customers in Billings to enjoy industry-leading broadband performance to check their E-mail, surf the Web, or have access to instant messaging or their company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) wherever they are. It’s just one more way we can leverage new technology to show our commitment to enhancing our customers’ lives in the areas we serve.”

Fujitsu is providing an end-to-end solution that combines the highly regarded Wi-Fi products from BelAir Networks and comprehensive professional services from Fujitsu to create a unique wireless solution that integrates easily within current cable infrastructure and operations. Extensive experience in providing leading-edge solutions within multi-vendor and multi-technology networks allows Fujitsu to offer a seamless systems integration experience.

“We’re excited about the opportunities that this unique solution will provide for Bresnan subscribers in Billings,” said Jim Orr, principal network architect at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Now, Bresnan can offer unified Wi-Fi access to enable the connected experience for their customers. Our solution combines state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology, field-proven reliability, and best-in-class support for software upgrades and hands-on training to exceed the expectations of their employees and subscribers.”

The Bresnan network utilizes BelAir 100S outdoor wireless internetworking nodes which are optimized to offer cable operators a powerful economic advantage. Each node can be strand-mounted, plant-powered, and interconnected to the existing cable infrastructure using a DOCSIS 2.0-compliant interface. Bresnan is also benefiting from Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services that include site surveys, on-site mentoring, remote technical assistance, training, craft interface software and equipment feature software upgrades.

 

About Bresnan Communications

Bresnan Communications is a broadband telecommunications company founded by Bill Bresnan in 1984. The company serves more than 300,000 customers throughout Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Today, Bresnan offers advanced digital voice, video and high-speed Internet services including digital phone service, digital cable, digital video recorder service, high-definition TV, video-on-demand and high-speed Internet service. The company also serves the business community through its Business Services and Advertising Sales divisions. More information about Bresnan is available at www.bresnan.com

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: September 17, 2007
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,