OKI Participates in APT/ITU Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) Event Held in Thailand

  OKI Participates in APT/ITU Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) Event Held
  in Thailand

     - Display of various broadband-supporting products that comply with
                          international standards -

APT/ITU Conformance and Interoperability event

Business Wire

TOKYO -- September 11, 2013

OKI (TOKYO:6703) took part in the APT/ITU Conformance and Interoperability
(C&I) event held in Thailand (Bangkok) for the four-day period from September
9 to 12, 2013. Hosted by Asia-Pacific Telecommunity ("APT" hereafter) ^ and
the International Telecommunication Union (”ITU" hereafter)^, the C&I event
serves as a venue for showcasing products and technologies for evaluating
their interoperability and compliance with international standards. OKI
exhibited the OKI MediaServer at this event, an IPTV video distribution system
designed to achieve compatibility with international ITU IPTV standards and
currently attracting attention in emerging countries. OKI also exhibited its
GE-PON optical access system, which is ideally suited to building FTTH for
high-quality video distribution.

Emerging countries are working feverishly to build broadband networks and to
deploy applications that run over such networks to make up the ICT gap with
respect to advanced nations. Installing network equipment that complies with
international standards and ensures the interoperability of products from
multiple vendors will make it possible to continue procuring equipment with
the functionality required from a wide range of vendors. This, in turn, is
expected to enhance expandability and help reduce the cost of operating and
expanding systems many years into the future. Emerging countries are currently
eyeing broadband-supporting products that meet international standards as they
plan and build their telecommunications facilities.

“The APT/ITU C&I event held in Thailand is expected to attract information
communication supervisory agencies and telecommunications carriers from
various countries in the Asia and Pacific region, where there is growing
interest in broadband-supporting products meeting international standards,”
says Hidetoshi Saigou, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Info-telecom
Systems Division at OKI. “As part of efforts to develop products to meet the
needs of telecommunications carriers and service providers, OKI introduced the
GE-PON system and OKI MediaServer, both designed to run applications over
broadband networks. OKI has also been active in activities related to
international telecommunications standards organizations and standardization
bodies, including the ITU, APT, TTC, and 3GPP. OKI sees the APT/ITU C&I event
as a key opportunity to promote products and advance efforts to establish
standards.”

By exhibiting its products and technologies, OKI seeks to expand the range of
functions available to respond to the needs of telecommunications carriers and
service providers in the Asia and Pacific region. These efforts are also
intended to spur standardization and promulgate valuable information, thereby
expanding OKI’s communication equipment business and creating opportunities to
promote its products to telecommunications carriers and service providers both
in Japan and abroad.

About OKI Electric Industry (OKI)

Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry is Japan's leading telecommunications
manufacturer in the Info-telecom field. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI
provides top-quality products, technologies, and solutions to customers
through its info-telecom systems and printer operations. Its various business
divisions function synergistically to bring to market exciting new products
and technologies that meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors.
Visit OKI's global website at http://www.oki.com/.

Notes:

  *The names of the companies and products mentioned in this document are the
    trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies and
    organizations.

Contact:

OKI Electric Industry
Sonomi Kitamura, +81-3-3501-3835
Public Relations Division
press@oki.com
 
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