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Fujitsu Extends 100G Capabilities Across Entire Network with Enhancements to FLASHWAVE® 9500 and FLASHWAVE CDS Platforms

Fujitsu to deliver full network programmability with new SDN applications for WDM and OTN technologies

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, November 09, 2015
Fujitsu , a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced a fully integrated network solution that delivers 100G across the access, metro, and core networks. Enabling this push to the network edge are new, high-density 100G units in the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform and new demarcation and aggregator units in the FLASHWAVE CDS. These new units can be combined with FLASHWAVE 9500 OTN switching, if desired, to provide a comprehensive solution that will make it more simple and efficient to deploy 100G services throughout customer networks.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 will introduce new, slim 100G muxponder and transponder units, establishing an industry-best 7.2 Tbps density for a standard rack. With reduced size, lower power consumption and higher performance, the new units support an all-coherent network architecture and are backward compatible with existing 100G units. Enhanced 100G service delivery and assurance are enabled by combining the next-generation CDC-F ROADM capabilities of the FLASHWAVE 9500 with the automated network management of an SDN controller.

The FLASHWAVE CDS will introduce 40G/100G OTN demarcation and OTU4 aggregator units that extend 100G capacity to the network edge. The demarcation unit increases network capacity to 100G, providing fiber relief and a direct 100G OTU4 connection to the FLASHWAVE 9500 ROADM. The aggregator unit easily upgrades existing equipment to 100G and provides OTN ring protection. An optional self-healing configuration for high-reliability applications also is available. Compared to MSA transponders, both 100G pluggable units deliver flexibility with reach plus substantial cost advantages and power savings.  

Another platform, optimized for customer premise demarcation, is a compact version of the existing 2RU FLASHWAVE CDS. The new 1RU, AC-powered shelf houses a single interface card and supports all FLASHWAVE CDS OTN units.  

“The year 2016 is poised to be a breakout year for 100G technologies as coherent 100G ports ramp in metro networks,” said Andrew Schmitt, research director at IHS. “As 100G deployments reach closer to the network edge, Fujitsu is prepared to address customers’ evolving applications with a scalable, economical, high-capacity solution that spans their networks.”

For the last year, we’ve been talking about our next-generation ROADM capability, and it really comes to fruition with this upgrade to the FLASHWAVE 9500,” said Steve Pelosi, head of the optical business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Combined with our new high-density 100G units and programmatic control of OTN and optical services, we can provide our customers with a simple, scalable, open solution.” 

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see, connect with us on LinkedIn at, and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.

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Date: November 09, 2015
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.