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Fujitsu and MetaSwitch Deliver on the Managed UC Services Promise at Broadband World Forum 2009

Partners Demonstrate Simplified Adoption of Latest VoIP and UC Capabilities

September 07, 2009 --

PARIS -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/09 -- Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited, a leading supplier of network solutions, announces a joint initiative with MetaSwitch to demonstrate the latest in Managed Unified Communications (UC) capabilities. The solution being jointly demonstrated in Paris this week delivers on the promise of enhanced productivity and cost savings, through its feature-rich MetaSphere applications suite allied with the powerful CommPortal subscriber interface.

Based on a proposition as a Fujitsu-hosted Managed Services offering in the UK and Europe, or as a turnkey carrier systems solution, the MetaSphere suite of hosted VoIP applications gives enterprise and service provider customers alike the competitive advantages required to succeed in today's business environment. Aligned to a wider managed desktop solution, where Fujitsu provide all aspects of hardware and applications service integration, Unified Communications provides the flexibility of advanced applications working with existing desktop, phone and business productivity systems.

For enterprises, the ability to control where and how calls are received, whether on a mobile device, PC-based softphone, or fixed-line IP phone, ensures that VIP callers are prioritized and every employee is reachable, using the same number, whether they are in the office or on the road. In addition, rich unified communications capabilities provide for multi-screen access to messaging and calling features, including advanced voicemail and fax handling options, Microsoft Outlook/email integration, and the ability to view messages and control calls from any device -- from PCs to SIP or mobile phones.

Carriers will value the minimal lead-time to revenue generation, thanks to a range of deployment options. A whole range of access technologies can connect business customers to the service, from desktop IP phones and PABX systems to IMS compliant network products, such as Fujitsu's MSAN. The award-winning MetaSphere applications suite provides enormous scope for service and applications development, where the operator can use an SDK to create new features. The MetaView management system is an important operational tool that provides an unparalleled insight into their IP-based voice network, alerting to issues such as voice quality degradation, and enabling resolution, even before subscribers are impacted.

Commenting on behalf of Fujitsu, Nigel Garnham - Head of Proposition Development, said: "With this showcase of the latest features and technologies, we are highlighting our longstanding and successful partnership with MetaSwitch. Our proposition shows depth of features and scalability in deployment to benefit businesses of all sizes. Coupled with our managed desktop propositions, this positions Fujitsu as a leader in flexible, open standards, technology and as a key partner for operators and enterprises throughout Europe."

Graeme MacArthur, General Manager, Carrier Systems Division at MetaSwitch, expanded: "Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe is a valued partner for us as we expand our business internationally. We are excited to be demonstrating our latest solutions together at Broadband World Forum."

The MetaSwitch-Fujitsu Managed UC Services solution will be on display at Stand No. 563, at Broadband World Forum Europe, CNIT La Défense, Paris, 7-9 September.

About Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe

Part of the worldwide Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe designs, develops and supplies end-to-end network infrastructure solutions and services in EMEA, and is a major provider of Next Generation Networks. It specialises in Access and backhaul solutions encompassing DSLAM, Copper and Fibre MSANs, GPON, WiMAX and SDH and Ethernet. Fujitsu's capabilities include end-to-end design, performance optimisation, security, NOC, managed services, network infrastructure provision and comprehensive expertise in LLU, as well as wholesale service environments. Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe provides regional support in EMEA for Fujitsu's global customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/telecommunications/.

About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch is a leading provider of carrier systems and software solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, packet-based architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its Carrier Systems Division for reliable, scalable session control, media gateway and application/feature server solutions to enable compelling revenue-generating services. Its Network Protocols Division, marketed under the Data Connection brand (www.dataconnection.com), develops high performance, portable software components that are integrated into the products of the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 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$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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