July 18, 2012
Fujitsu Adds 2,500 km to its 100G Dark Fiber Network in the UK
By Rory Lidstone
TMCnet Contributing Writer
As the needs of the modern business increase in terms of sending and receiving data, networks must expand and improve to facilitate these needs. This is exactly what Japanese IT products and services provider, Fujitsu (News - Alert) has done in the UK by expanding its 100G high-speed fiber-optic network.
The expansion consists of an additional 2,500 km of dark fiber, enabling true 100 Gbps data — "true" meaning equal upload and download speeds — across Fujitsu's managed wavelength service (MWS). As such, more businesses have access to a carrier-grade, high-capacity, low-latency network capable of supporting the needs of businesses which regularly transfer large data.
“This significant expansion is a direct response to customers’ increasing demand to transport very-high-bandwidth data faster and further than ever before,” said Andy Stevenson, executive director of hosting and network solutions at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, in a statement. “An effective infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) begins and ends with the network; the true benefits can only be realized if the interconnect between enterprise and data center does not present a bottleneck.”
The network utilizes ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Agile (News - Alert) Core platform with flexible, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), allowing for real-time wavelength provisioning and switching across the core network. This flexibility provides customers with such benefits as bandwidth-on-demand, which allows them to adjust network requirements as needed.
In other recent Fujitsu news, the company announced a few new smartphones this week, including the F-12D from the company's RakuRaku line and the high-end ARROWS Z ISW13F, both slated for release in Japan. The F-12D was designed specifically with senior citizens in mind, sporting a design that will not "overwhelm or confuse elderly users."
The ISW13F, on the other hand, features an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, high-speed WiMAX (News - Alert) communications and a 13.1 megapixel camera. Furthermore, this device sports an updated version of Fujitsu's Human Centric Engine, which delivers improved usability via cutting-edge sensing technology.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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