Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Expands its Ethernet Portfolio with Accedian Networks High Performance Demarcation Equipment

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Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe to OEM Accedian’s MetroNID and MetroNODE 10GE demarcation devices to deliver an end-to-end solution with the industry’s most accurate performance measurement.

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The Accedian demarcation equipment represents the state-of-the-art in Ethernet OAM equipment. Combining this functionality with Fujitsu’s Ethernet access product and service portfolio will enable us to deliver tremendous value to our customers.

Accedian Networks™—the number one provider of High Performance Service Assurance™ solutions for Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul networks—announces that it has signed an OEM agreement with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd. Fujitsu will OEM Accedian’s full product line of MetroNID® 1 Gigabit Ethernet demarcation devices, as well as its MetroNODE 10GE™–the industry’s first 10 Gigabit demarcation and OAM aggregator. The demarcation devices will be part of Fujitsu’s FDX2400 family of products enabling the Company to deliver an enhanced, end-to-end solution with the industry’s most accurate performance measurement. The agreement puts both companies in a strong position to continue leveraging the growing market for high performance Ethernet applications.

Fujitsu’s series of FDX2400 Switches are designed for use in multiple applications within customer networks to provide support for Next Generation Access, Mobile Backhaul and Point-to-Point fibre networks, all within a single product. The remote diagnostic, monitoring and performance measurement capabilities provided by Accedian Networks’ demarcation devices will complement this already best-in-class Carrier Ethernet solution portfolio.

“Our customers rely on us to help them build and operate the highest performing networks,” said Alan Davidson, Head of Products & Service Solutions, Fujitsu. “The Accedian demarcation equipment represents the state-of-the-art in Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) equipment. Combining this functionality with Fujitsu’s Ethernet access product and service portfolio will enable us to deliver tremendous value to our customers.”

“The agreement with Fujitsu is very important to Accedian, as it provides us with a strong, well-respected partner,” said Craig Easley, V.P. of Marketing & Product Management, Accedian Networks. “Fujitsu is well known for their expertise in designing, building and managing Carrier Ethernet networks for thousands of companies around the globe. With their impeccable reputation as a networking expert, we have an incredible opportunity to access some of the most important networking projects, for some of the world’s leading companies.”

About Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd., part of the worldwide Fujitsu Group, is a leading supplier of next generation telecommunications technology and services across EMEA, to network operators and service providers. Headquartered in Birmingham, England, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd. specialises in providing integrated end-to-end network solutions – from initial design, development and manufacture through to network implementation, support, operation and in-life service management. Fujitsu’s technology is installed in telephone exchanges, street cabinets and commercial premises, delivering Broadband, Voice and Carrier Ethernet services to millions of homes and businesses. As a key supplier to innovative operators and service providers throughout the world, Fujitsu is playing a lead role in the development of the most advanced next-generation networks. For additional information, please visit:http://uk.fujitsu.com or call +44 (0) 121 717 6000.

About Accedian Networks
Founded in 2004, Accedian Networks™ is an industry-leading provider of High Performance Service Assurance™ solutions for Carrier Ethernet and IP networks. Today, the Company is the number one provider of performance assurance solutions for Carrier Ethernet backhaul networks in North America with an installed base of over 40,000 cell sites in 2010, and 70,000 platforms sold worldwide. The Company’s hardware-based EtherNID®, MetroNID® and MetroNODE 10GE™ network interface devices (NIDs) also provide real-world service creation and high-speed, high-performance service assurance for Ethernet business, wholesale access, and carrier exchange services. These solutions—which far outperform more costly switches, routers and test equipment— enable service providers to establish end-to-end, standards-based OAM over converged multi-technology and multi-provider networks, with value-added services backed by assured SLAs. Accedian’s platform is deployed by a global customer base that includes telecommunications providers, cable MSOs and mobile operators offering carrier-grade, packet-based applications. A privately held company, Accedian Networks is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. For additional information, please visit: http://www.accedian.com, or call 1-866-685-8181 or +1 (514) 331-6181.

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