Fujitsu, BT Sign Deal

Fujitsu has formally signed contracts with BT, as a key preferred supplier in the access domain

March 6, 2006

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BIRMINGHAM, U.K. -- Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe announces today that it has formally signed contracts with BT, as a key preferred supplier in the access domain, providing Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) solutions to link BT's existing access network to the 21CN core IP-based network. The contract follows on from April 2005's announcement of Fujitsu as one of eight key preferred suppliers. It highlights Fujitsu's ability to deliver a major component within the world's first realisation of an IP converged network, supporting both voice and data services in a packet-based infrastructure, as BT advances its investment in world-leading next-generation network technology.

Hiroaki Kurokawa, President of Fujitsu Limited stated: 'Fujitsu is proud of being selected to participate in BT's epoch-making 21st Century Network project. We believe that this project is an important international development, demonstrating how next-generation networks can provide support for existing features and services, alongside the ability to deliver advanced next-generation services. BT's 21CN vision is setting the pace for the global adoption of next-generation network technology. We look forward to working with BT and the other selected vendors in the successful implementation of this strategically important project."

BT Wholesale chief executive Paul Reynolds said: "With 21CN, BT and our suppliers are leading the world in next generation networks. Where we go with 21CN, others will follow, and the experience gained and expertise developed in this transformation of BT's network will set the standard for other NGN deployments. We're moving forward strongly with world class suppliers, and the first customers in the UK will start enjoying services over 21CN within 12 months."

Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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