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DTC Communications Deploys New Fujitsu Hosted Element Management System

New Hosted Service Delivers Powerful, Flexible NETSMART® 1500 Element Management System Monitoring

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, June 23, 2009

Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of innovative optical and wireless networking solutions, today announced that DTC Communications, a telephone cooperative serving rural areas of Tennessee, has chosen and deployed the new NETSMART® 1500 Hosted Element Management System (HEMS) service to manage and monitor their network of approximately 20 network elements. This new service from Fujitsu offers network monitoring for service providers in a hosted environment, providing robust functionality and delivering the benefits of a network Element Management System (EMS) without the need for software, servers or server support staff.

“As part of our growing managed services portfolio, the Fujitsu Hosted EMS service offers the power of the NETSMART 1500 EMS to a whole new set of Fujitsu customers,” said Greg Manganello, vice president of services at Fujitsu Network Communications. “For the first time, our customers can affordably manage networks of all sizes with our NETSMART 1500 EMS without having to manage an associated IT infrastructure.”

Fujitsu hosts the NETSMART 1500 software in Richardson, Texas, at the company’s Network Operations Center (NOC), running on a dedicated server with redundancy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The Hosted EMS service offers Fujitsu customers access to the NETSMART 1500 application as a client, and provides the customer with full fault, performance and management control.

DTC delivers basic telephone, wireless and video service, as well as advanced broadband communications, to their customers. They needed to monitor their network efficiently using a cost-effective solution for their network size, without significantly increasing staff overhead and workload.

“Purchasing the Hosted EMS service was the right choice,” said Jerry Strait, network/TCC supervisor at DTC. “We can have our entire network monitored by NETSMART 1500 software without having to actually purchase the software or server. We think the service is great, and it makes our jobs easier.”

The Madison Group, a valued Fujitsu reseller, sold the Hosted EMS service to DTC. As a specialty communications integrator with extensive experience, Madison offers turnkey network systems integration for central office projects (access, transport and switching for voice, data and video services), plus installation services.

About DTC Communications

DTC Communications began as DeKalb Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in February 1951. DTC Communications provides basic residential and business access, enhanced simple touch features, complex business systems, Centrex service, pagers, DSL and Internet service. For more information, please visit  http://www.dtccom.net .

About Madison Group

Founded in 1991 as a prime contractor for central office upgrades and expansions in the independent telecommunications arena, Madison Group has serviced more than two hundred telecommunications, CLEC, and utility firms, with a current customer base of forty active accounts. Madison’s highly skilled staff includes applications specialists, who design networks for central office switching carrier and access, and installation specialists, who oversee the work at customer premises and handle in-house racking and cabinetization. For more information, please visit  http://www.madisong.com .

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet, 4G/LTE wireless and optical transport technologies, and is a market-leading provider of packet optical networking solutions that incorporate advanced SONET, ROADM, and Ethernet capabilities. With the support of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a $53B company with approximately 160,000 professionals in 70 countries, Fujitsu enables its customers to migrate to fully converged packet optical networks that improve performance and profitability. Over 400,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. Fujitsu maintains a longstanding and highly-regarded position as a market leader by providing best-in-class data networking solutions optimized for Ethernet service delivery and transport. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: June 23, 2009
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,