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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: Fujitsu and Internet2 FiberCo Team to Offer Professional Services
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:57:49 -0500

Fujitsu and Internet2 FiberCo Team to Offer Professional Services

Comprehensive Solutions Allow Internet2 Members to Plan, Deploy and Maintain
Multivendor Regional Fiber Optic Networks

RICHARDSON, Texas - February 12, 2007 - Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,
a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions,
announced today that its product-agnostic Network Life Cycle Services are
available to members of Internet2, a consortium of research and educational
institutions and government agencies, through a reseller agreement with
Internet2 FiberCo. Now the Internet2 community will have more choices for
professional services regardless of their deployed technology platforms.
Internet2 fosters the development and deployment of advanced network
applications and technologies for research and higher education. Its
subsidiary, FiberCo, provides Internet2 member organizations a
cost-effective means for acquiring dark fiber-optic assets as well as
professional services to support the development of regional optical

With today's announcement, comprehensive, high-quality professional services
from Fujitsu are also available to help Internet2 members manage their dark
fiber assets and optical networking solutions in every stage of their
network life cycle, from planning and deployment to critical on-going
maintenance. These services are available to all Internet2 members and can
be applied to optical networking products from any vendor.

"The agreement with Fujitsu gives the Internet2 community more choices for
professional services and allows them to source fiber assets from a leader
in optical network solutions," said Steve Cotter, director of network
services for Internet2. "Fujitsu is a recognized market leader for optical
transport solutions and professional services, and as such, we're delighted
to add Fujitsu's Network Life Cycle Services to FiberCo's portfolio to
assist Internet2 member universities with every phase of their network

"Fujitsu has years of experience providing leading-edge solutions and
services for multivendor networks and this agreement now gives the Internet2
community access to a variety of customized solutions nationwide," said Lee
Dayton, senior vice president of services at Fujitsu Network Communications.
"In addition, we offer a wide portfolio of proven service solutions that
will help Internet2 member universities plan, design, deploy and maintain
their networks quickly and cost-effectively. We can also identify and
qualify multiple sources of dark fiber as needed, and can lend objectivity
to the fiber characterization process performed on dark fiber sourced

FiberCo will resell the following Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services to the
Internet2 community to assist them with their regional optical networks:

Planning Services
- Network design, systems configuration and design, dark fiber sourcing, and
fiber qualification and characterization

Deployment Services
- Full program management, EF&I, turn up and test, and on-site mentoring

Maintenance Services
- On-site support, remote technical assistance, advance replacement, and
Network Operations Center (NOC)

Complete details about each of these service offerings can be found on the
Fujitsu web site at

About Internet2 FiberCo
FiberCo provides a means for acquiring, holding, and assigning fiber optic
network assets in support of the Internet2 community's goals of developing
and deploying advanced network applications and technologies. FiberCo
facilitates the ongoing development of regional optical networking
initiatives around the country to complement existing Internet2 network
infrastructure while providing a strategic fiber acquisition capability on
the national scale. For more information, visit:

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. is an innovator and strategic partner
with over 20 years of experience as a leading provider of wireline and
wireless networking solutions that solve critical business issues and enable
new services. With the support of Fujitsu Limited, a $40.6B company with
over 150,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu enables their
customers to build or seamlessly migrate to fully converged networks that
improve network performance and profitability. Over 320,000 Fujitsu network
elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America.
Fujitsu maintains a well-established and highly-regarded position as a
market leader by providing the best-in-breed data networking solutions that
drive next-generation access, core, and wireless networks. For more
information, please visit

FUJITSU (and design) R and THE POSSIBILITIES ARE INFINITET are trademarks of
Fujitsu Limited. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.


Bob Laurent
Fujitsu Network Communications
(972) 479-3480

Traci King
Fujitsu Network Communications
(972) 479-2131

News Bureau
Fujitsu Network Communications
(866) 346-1389

Lauren Rotman
(202) 331-5345

  • Fujitsu and Internet2 FiberCo Team to Offer Professional Services, Lauren Rotman, 02/12/2007

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