Fujitsu Announces Next Generation of Network Management Software for Greatly Simplified Ethernet Service Management

  Fujitsu Announces Next Generation of Network Management Software for Greatly
  Simplified Ethernet Service Management

New NETSMART® 1500 Software Features Faster, More Intuitive Provisioning and
Troubleshooting of MEF Ethernet Services, Helping Operators Generate Revenue

Business Wire

RICHARDSON, Texas -- December 04, 2012

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and
communications solutions, today announced the next generation of its NETSMART
1500 software, greatly simplifying and accelerating Ethernet Service
Provisioning, Traffic Engineering and Service Assurance. Thanks to new GUI
(Graphical User Interface)-driven tools using standardized MEF (Metro Ethernet
Forum) terminology, advanced route selection of Connection Oriented Ethernet
(COE) paths becomes a point-and-click operation, enabling operators to deploy
revenue-generating Ethernet services more quickly than ever.

As service providers deploy popular MEF E-Line and new E-Access services,
NETSMART 1500 software intuitively integrates into current and new
applications. The software uniformly manages all layers of a packet optical
network integrating SONET, SDH, ROADM and Connection Oriented Ethernet (COE)
into a single network management application, allowing service providers to
most efficiently manage their network resources from the photonics layer to
the packet layer.

With NETSMART 1500 software, users no longer need in-depth knowledge of
Carrier Ethernet parameters to provision a new Ethernet service. NETSMART 1500
software uses MEF terminology and default settings for commonly used MEF
Ethernet service attributes, enabling users to configure their customers’
unique Ethernet service attributes, such as bandwidth and CoS
(Class-of-Service) identification. Now, when users need to define bandwidth
and Quality-of-Service (QoS) terms, NETSMART 1500 software will implement the
associated profiles across all FLASHWAVE® packet optical networking platforms,
automatically accounting for the different functionality and release levels of
those various elements. This eliminates operator configuration errors that
normally arise when configuring different platforms. In testing, NETSMART 1500
software fully provisioned an MEF-compliant E-Line or E-Access service in less
than one minute and troubleshooting the services takes just seconds.

Such ease-of-use and rapid results are due in large part to the easy-to-use
GUI, but can also be attributed to a number of inventive resources designed
into the system. For example, once service provisioning is initially
completed, the route and profile selected may be saved and used as a template,
making future service provisioning changes even faster.

“Point and click GUI based provisioning of MEF-compliant Ethernet services is
a critical requirement of nearly every network operator,” said Ron Kline,
Principal Analyst Network Infrastructure at Ovum. “The ability to accelerate
time to market for new revenue-generating COE services—one of the strongest
growing markets—is even more important.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT)
company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We
use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with
our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of
4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For
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About Fujitsu Network Communications

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an
innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport
technologies.A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and
SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as
well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support
and management of optical networks.For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has
been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical
networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu
has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers
across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.For more information, please see:

FLASHWAVE® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
(USA). Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and “shaping tomorrow with you” are
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mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of
publication and is subject to change without advance notice. Configuration
requirements for certain uses are described in the product documentation.
Features and specifications subject to change without notice.


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