Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe provides the backbone technology for BT's SDSL exchange roll-out

June 8, 2004

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BIRMINGHAM, U.K. -- Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, announces that its innovative multi-service access node equipment - the GeoStream Access Gateway - has been selected by BT to support its SDSL (Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line) service deployment, following a successful trial during 2003.

BT Wholesale recently asked its service provider customers for details of geographical demand for SDSL services, with a view to extending rollout to a further 150 exchanges. This will enable providers to supply business users with symmetric broadband access at speeds of up to 2Mbit/s, as a complementary facility to existing ADSL services. Fujitsu's GeoStream Access Gateway combines industry-leading line density with scalabilty and flexibility - supporting ADSL and SDSL services simultaneously with the addition of an SHDSL (Single-pair High-speed Digital Subscriber Line, in accordance with G.991.2) line card module. This means that any BT exchange equipped with the GeoStream Access Gateway can be upgraded to support SDSL quickly and efficiently.

Commenting for BT, Bill Mackenzie, BT Wholesale broadband platform general manager, said: "Fujitsu continues to be a key supplier for BT, building on the experience of the GeoStream Access Gateway, which we use to supply ADSL broadband services. For our SDSL services, we were able to prove the GeoStream Access Gateway's resilience and upgradeability during a demanding trial at a number of London-based exchanges, and are now working to extend the availability of SDSL in consultation with our service provider customers."

Fujitsu Ltd.

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