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Dell’Oro Group Names Fujitsu a Top Vendor in Worldwide Metro DWDM Sales with 18.1 Percent Share

Fujitsu Revenue Grows 189 Percent from Same Period One Year Ago

Richardson, TX
May 23 , 2005

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that Dell’Oro Group has named Fujitsu a top vendor in worldwide metro Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment with an 18.1 percent share of the $270M 1Q05 market. Dell’Oro Group estimates that this optical transport equipment market has grown by 56 percent over the same period one year ago (1Q04) and also estimates that Fujitsu metro WDM revenue has grown by 189 percent in this same timeframe.

In a recent Press Releases, Jimmy Yu, senior analyst for optical transport research at Dell’Oro Group stated that “Telecom service providers have stepped up deployments of DWDM metro. Until recently, DWDM metro growth was driven by enterprises’ need for data recovery—now we’re seeing growth driven by telecom service providers’ need for capacity. We believe that service providers are installing DWDM metro equipment ahead of perceived bandwidth demand on their metro network.”

The Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments tributary/ line or wavelength shipments (by speed OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64, OC-768/STM-256, and other). The report tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, DWDM metro, SONET/SDH Add/Drop Multiplexing (ADM), SONET/SDH multiservice, and optical switch equipment.

“We achieved our phenomenal growth in the metro DWDM market because Fujitsu is working closely with our many telecom carrier, Multiple System Operator (MSO) and wireless customers to thoroughly understand and support their varied service and network initiatives,” said Bill Erickson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications. “The breadth of our metro DWDM portfolio, which consists of the market-leading FLASHWAVE® 7500 Re-configurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM), the FLASHWAVE 7420 wavelength service platform, and the Netstender™ optical extension system, gives us a solution for any metro DWDM need, regardless of price, architecture, or capacity required. Plus, each of these products is backed by the proven sales and support infrastructure of Fujitsu, a trusted supplier and market leader for over 20 years.”

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. creates and delivers robust wireline and wireless solutions that power next-generation telecommunication networks. With an unequalled portfolio of IT and telecom products and the support of Fujitsu Limited, a $44.5B company with over 150,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu helps its customers fuse information and networking technology with commercial value. Over 300,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. As the metro market leader in both SONET and ROADM technology, the fundamental building blocks of next-generation networks, Fujitsu is helping customers take networking beyond convergence.
For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom

Press Contacts

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Tel: 972-479-2055

Bob Laurent

Fujitsu Network Communications
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Fujitsu Network Communications
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