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Company Overview of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Company Overview

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. manufactures and sells connection-oriented Ethernet, 4G/LTE wireless, and optical transport products. It offers connection-oriented Ethernet for EoX gateway applications; packet optical networking products for mobile backhauling applications; optical transport networks for enterprise and commercial service applications; 40G/100G for core network transport applications; and ROADM/WSS products. The company also provides professional services, including planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and training. It serves communications providers, governments, agencies, utilities, and enterprises globally. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Rich...

2801 Telecom Parkway

Richardson, TX 75082

United States

Founded in 1996

Key Executives for Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Accounting & Finance
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. Key Developments

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. Announces the Availability of Virtuora NC 3.0

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. announced the availability of Virtuora® NC 3.0, a suite of standards-based, multi-layer, multi-vendor network automation and virtualization products for software defined networks (SDN). The new Virtuora NC is based on open-source platforms and has been hands-on hardened by some of the global service providers. Service providers and cloud builders alike are under tremendous pressure to create new revenue opportunities to keep pace with customer demands, all while attempting to scale their existing networks. Virtuora NC enables service providers to consistently deliver profitable services that are innovative, differentiated, and first-to-market. Virtuora NC and its supporting applications enable key goals of customers looking to implement a software-defined network: Improving time-to-market for new products and features through abstraction at the device, service and network layers, enabling a faster return on product investment; Delivering rapid service innovation via an open control environment with distinct separation of the controller, southbound and application layers; Automating process integration and improving information access to enable multilayer design, resource utilization and elimination of slow and error-prone manual handoffs; Eliminating traditional OSS development cycles through the prolific use of YANG modeling and abstraction; and Providing open, standards-based interfaces to key components that reduce cycle times and improve network agility. Virtuora NC can be visualized as three separate ‘layers.’ The open SDN control framework layer is built on OpenDaylight (ODL); Fujitsu has created additional abstraction, or layers, on the ODL platform that maximizes the built-in components of ODL without attaching them to application or device specifications. This distinct separation of applications, controller infrastructure and southbound interfaces provides customers the ability to leverage Agile and IT DevOps methodologies for maintenance and upgrades, or even migrate to another controller platform, with minimal impact to the interfaces and applications running on the controller. The benefit of this open and modular controller framework is reduced testing and full-feature continuity – regardless of network traffic. The interfaces to the controlled network elements make up the ‘southbound’ layer. Those interfaces are abstracted via YANG models and XML, and support TL1, NETCONF, and other management protocols, as well as being architected for multivendor support. Control, management, fulfillment, service assurance functions and northbound interfaces make up the ‘application’ layer of Virtuora NC. In keeping with the modular design of Virtuora, the applications are also self-contained and provide a set of external interfaces to support data collection, analytics, and available inventory. Virtuora NC delivers on the openness of the ODL platform to support seamless integration of multiple layers with multi-vendor devices and third-party application development. All the data stores in the ODL database as well as other services of ODL can be accessed by any application via standardized REST-based APIs and standard data-modeling approaches. As a result, anyone capable of developing an application for ODL can develop and implement applications on Virtuora NC. Virtuora NC supporting applications provide a rich ecosystem that offers multiple choices in service creation and operations efficiency: Dynamic Service Activation and Service Restoration, Path Computation and Resource Discovery. Dynamic Service Activation and Service Restoration enables service providers to provision and restore services automatically or on-demand The Path Computation application dynamically computes an optimal path based on routing constraints, such as available bandwidth, network faults, per-link and full path latency, and diversity After a network has been installed and commissioned, the Resource Discovery application automatically discovers all the topology elements, including nodes, links, and equipment. Resource Discovery updates the network inventory state to indicate that resources are installed and ready for service.

Fujitsu unveils the Fujitsu 1FINITY Platform. its New Networking Platform

Fujitsu has unveiled the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform, a new category of network equipment spanning access, packet optical, and more. The innovative platform, which will be available globally, will enable service providers to decrease time to revenue, streamline services evolution, and take advantage of innovation velocity. In a strategic departure from physically aggregated platforms, the 1FINITY product family incorporates Fujitsu’s first-ever disaggregated architecture and design. The 1FINITY platform encompasses a revolutionary approach to networking that enables open development, optimizes functionality, and increases operating efficiencies. Leveraging functional disaggregation, the initial platform release comprises four distinct product families providing transport, lambda, switch, and access functionality. Each product will be an independent system on a blade that is capable of being a full network element. The self-contained, modular blades can standalone to deliver specific functionality or be combined with others for a broader network solution. The software framework logically reaggregates modular functions and provides a consolidated northbound interface, supporting communication with a user’s operations support system (OSS) and business support system (BSS). The small, dense form factor of the 1FINITY blades enables fast time-to-market, low initial investment, and efficient scaling, resulting in a pay-as-you grow approach for the specific functionality users require. The blade-centric architecture allows full utilization of rack space with blades as compact as one rack unit (1RU), and it eliminates rack partitioning due to chassis boundaries. Separating the blades from a shelf provides evergreen technology, allowing independent blade improvement and replacement as functionality advances. Support of open pluggable optics simplifies procurement for users, and support of open APIs and open standard protocols permits easy integration with a user’s chosen OSS. More than an architecture, the 1FINITY platform marks Fujitsu’s entry into the data center interconnect market. The new 1FINITY T100 blade is designed specifically for metro data center interconnect (mDCI) applications, creating a remarkably simple, powerful, point-to-point transport solution. The open, modular blade delivers unprecedented capacity (1.6 Tbps bidirectional transport) as well as power and space efficiencies. Other key features include SDN-enabled Linux software, support for the latest optical technologies, and compliance with DWDM transmission standards. Customer trials of the 1FINITY T100 blade are in progress, and general availability is scheduled for December 2015. Fujitsu will expand the 1FINITY portfolio beyond the mDCI solution with blades for wavelength services, extended-reach transport, high-density packet switching, innovative access, and multilayer interoperation with the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform.

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