RICHARDSON, Texas--(Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that Bright House Networks has selected the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) to bring 100G performance to the provider’s metro networks. Continuing a decade-long relationship with Fujitsu Network Communications, Bright House Networks chose the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP to significantly expand its network capacity, improve spectral efficiency and lower the cost per bit of optical transport by capitalizing on the platform’s ability to deliver 100G per second bandwidth on each of 88 channels.)--
“Today’s cable operators are faced with increasing pressure to provide faster and better network services to users”
In addition to its high performance, the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP features Soft-decision FEC (Forward Error Correction), a third-generation encoding algorithm that enables longer distances and fewer regenerations on 100G optical networks, helping operators like Bright House Networks meet the ever-increasing demand for high-speed data services.
Fujitsu professional services have also delivered value by providing Bright House Networks with Engineering, Furnish, Installation and Network Testing; and the multiple service operator has employed Fujitsu’s NETSMART® 2000 network planning and design software along with the NETSMART 1500 network management application.
“Today’s cable operators are faced with increasing pressure to provide faster and better network services to users,” said Kevin Driscoll, Vice President of Sales for Fujitsu Network Communications. “With Fujitsu’s single carrier 100G solutions, Bright House Networks can maximize its existing infrastructure while building more spectrally efficient and simpler links between its routers in order to provide fast, secure, reliable and cost-effective delivery of services now and into the future.”
“Our partnership with Fujitsu allows us to provide approximately 2.5 million business and residential customers across five states the latest in communications performance, dependability and value-added services,” said Craig Cowden, Senior Vice President, NEO and Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks. “With the help of Fujitsu, we continue to keep our commitment to customers who know that when they pick-up the phone, go online or turn on the TV, they can count on Bright House Networks.”
Fujitsu was recently recognized by the US Patent and Trademark Office for furthering the state of optical communications with the company’s work in Next Generation Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM), 400G transport and OTN switching. Each year, Fujitsu invests more than $2.8 billion in R&D, which allows it to provide North America’s most prominent Telecom carriers, Multiple System Operators (MSOs) and a myriad of private and public-sector enterprises with technology that offers the high-bandwidths, low-latencies, uninterrupted availability and security they require.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
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: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
More information is available online about Bright House Networks at brighthouse.com.
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