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Fujitsu announces connection-oriented Ethernet transport for their packet optical networking platforms

June 11, 2008

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Fujitsu Supports PBB-TE

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of innovative optical and wireless networking solutions, recognizes the critical need that service providers have for building a scalable Ethernet aggregation and transport infrastructure. To help their many service provider customers achieve this goal, Fujitsu is announcing today IEEE standard Provider Backbone Bridging with Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) support for their newly announced FLASHWAVE® CDS and award-winning FLASHWAVE 9500 packet optical networking platforms.

“Service providers are looking for a mix of standards-based technologies that can accelerate their transition to a flexible Ethernet-based aggregation and transport infrastructure,” said Stan Hubbard, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. “Connection-oriented Ethernet using PBB-TE allows the deployment of an Ethernet infrastructure that bears all the classic optical infrastructure characteristics – like 50ms protecting switching, protocol transparency, private-line quality of service, and robust fault management on software-simple elements – that have allowed service providers to build profitable, scalable network businesses. The end result is an efficient solution that aggregates and transports Ethernet connections to core IP/MPLS/VPLS networks while simultaneously supporting native E-Line services.”

In a separate release:

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Service providers are finding that the best way to reduce the cost of delivering new packet-based services is to enhance their existing network infrastructure instead of building a separate overlay Ethernet network. That’s why Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of innovative optical and wireless networking solutions, announced today the FLASHWAVE® CDS Packet Optical Networking Platform, a compact and completely new access platform designed specifically for enabling the network transition to connection-oriented Ethernet services.

“With the introduction of the FLASHWAVE CDS system, Fujitsu has solved the aggregation and access challenges that carriers face as they transition their networks to be more packet- focused,” said Jim Hintze, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Last year’s introduction of the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform brought cost savings and efficiencies to the metro aggregation and transport parts of the network in a platform that combines SONET, connection-oriented Ethernet, and ROADM. Our new FLASHWAVE CDS system brings those same benefits to the access portion of the network.”

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

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