Verizon Chooses Fujitsu to Provide Ultra-Low Latency, Reliability, and Ease of Expansion

11-May-2011 | News-Press Release

RICHARDSON, Texas – May 10, 2011Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced todaythat Verizon has selected the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 7120 Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) as the foundation of a communications infrastructure that provides ultra low latency performance, reliability, and expansion capability.

“The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7120 Micro Packet ONP is a key component to helping deliver the lowest latency in commercial deployments such as stock exchanges that typically support millions of trades per day in an environment where even a millisecond delay in trading can cost significant dollars,” said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning for Verizon.

While performing benchmarking tests, Verizon used the Fujitsu NETSMART® 1500 carrier-class management solution to provision and monitor the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE equipment dedicated to the customer. The software helps assure optimum performance and availability while delivering instantaneous alarm reports, performance data tracking and graphing, and bandwidth capacity reports.

In addition to low-latency capabilities, Fujitsu platforms are easily upgradable, providing Verizon with a smooth migration path from its current gigabit speed to its planned 10 gigabit implementation. The FLASHWAVE 7120 Micro Packet ONP has also been shown to consume very little power – important to Verizon and many of its customers that are committed to energy efficiency.

“In Verizon’s year-long benchmarking tests run with a large stock exchange, our FLASHWAVE platforms outperformed service level agreements that demanded the lowest latency and the highest availability,” said Rod Naphan, senior vice president of product and strategic planning at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Our solutions are designed to meet the most critical latency requirements, and as this Verizon deployment proves, our platforms are ideal for these tasks.”

The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7120 Micro Packet ONP is a combination access WDM and intelligent edge service delivery platform. The system’s high density, compact size, and low power consumption make it ideal for simultaneously solving bandwidth and fiber constraints in addition to delivering managed services and wavelengths at the network edge. Working in conjunction with other Fujitsu platforms, such as the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP, the FLASHWAVE 7120 platform makes core-to-edge deployments possible without the need for back-to-back transponders and separate management systems.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see:

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 multi-vendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks.  The only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America, Fujitsu has over 450,000 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 trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. All other company or product names 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.


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