Fujitsu Network Communications designs, manufactures, and maintains a variety of broadband transmission systems. The company supplies Connection-Oriented Ethernet (COE) and optical transport equipment and network management software to telecommunications carriers and cable television service providers. Its products include multiplexers, switches, and transponders. The company also provides such services as network planning and management, training, and quality assurance. Customers include AT&T and Verizon Communications. Fujitsu Network Communications is a subsidiary of the Japan-based electronics and computer systems giant Fujitsu Limited.
Fujitsu Network Communications also focuses on Synchronous Optical Network Technologies (SONET) and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) platforms, which support 100 gigabits per second. Its main brands are FLASHWAVE (packet optical networking platforms, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, dense wavelength division multiplexers, multiservice provisioning platforms, and Ethernet demarcation) and NETSMART (network design/management and element management).
COE, deployed through FLASHWAVE packet optical networking platforms, supports 3G and 4G mobile backhaul networks. The FLASHWAVE WDM platform serves data centers by providing services needed for synchronous storage area network applications.
In all, Fujitsu Network Communications has rolled out more than 400,000 network elements across North America.
The subsidiary sells its products directly and through resellers and systems integrators. It maintains partnerships through its Strategic Authorized Reseller Program (STAR) with about 15 firms, including Graybar Electric and TVC Communications. The STAR program allows companies to resell Fujitsu products and relicense software as part of their own product-development efforts.
Besides telecom and cable companies, Fujitsu Network Communications serves the research, education, financial services, and utility markets, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.
Fujitsu Network Communications was created in 1996 with the merger of Fujitsu America's Transmission Division, which began operations in 1980, and Fujitsu Network Switching of America.
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