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Fujitsu Strengthens Carrier Ethernet Portfolio with Addition of New Ethernet Services Platforms for Metro and Enterprise Networks

Fujitsu enables low-cost delivery of Ethernet services with debut of FLASHWAVE® 5310 and FLASHWAVE 5320 Ethernet Services Platforms

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, October 03, 2013

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced that they continue to strengthen and diversify their suite of Ethernet platforms with the addition of Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE® 5310 and FLASHWAVE 5320 Ethernet Services Platforms. The FLASHWAVE 5310 and 5320 platforms are designed to meet the growing demand for low-cost delivery of Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN-based services for business and mobile backhaul applications.

The Fujitsu Ethernet Services Platforms are engineered to deliver an affordable and seamless path for high performance, standards-based Carrier Ethernet service into metro, enterprise and mobile networks. With the addition of the FLASHWAVE 5310 and 5320 products to the Ethernet Portfolio, Fujitsu is addressing the growing demand for Ethernet driven bandwidth. “With the launch of the FLASHWAVE 5310 and 5320 platforms, service providers can deploy low-cost, protocol-rich Carrier Ethernet solutions into metro, enterprise and mobile networks with confidence,” said Rod Naphan, Senior Vice President, Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Fujitsu continues to develop flexible, comprehensive, standards-based hardware and software to keep networks running and growing as they evolve with changing bandwidth needs.”

Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 5310 platform offers an integrated, flexible combination of Ethernet and TDM services. This platform is ideal for combining Ethernet services, leased-line replacement and 2G/3G mobile backhaul services. It features integrated support for both Ethernet and TDM via emulation of T1/E1 and SONET/SDH channelized OC-3/STM-1 circuits. The FLASHWAVE 5310 product provides Ethernet service scalability from 1Mbps to 1Gbps, and 1-16 T1-E1s. This compact, low power, temperature-resilient platform is ready for tower or customer premise deployment.

The FLASHWAVE 5320 platform delivers Carrier Ethernet aggregation through the access network directly to customer premises, making it the ideal solution for enabling cost effective extension of Ethernet, IP and cloud services to metro areas such as business parks, multi-tenant buildings, cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots. The FLASHWAVE 5320 product provides 24xSFP and 2xXFP ports with MEF-standards based Carrier Ethernet service scalability from 1MBps to 10Gbps with highly reliable service delivery and G.8032 sub 50ms ring protection.

Both the FLASHWAVE 5310 and 5320 platforms are supported with service-level provisioning, monitoring and management provided by the full-featured network software management system, NETSMART® 1200. The platforms also feature dedicated hardware for traffic performance monitoring, enabling today’s requirement for hardware-based Y.1731 latency, jitter and frame-loss ratio measurements.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see:

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Date: October 03, 2013
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,