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Fujitsu and Bright House Networks Trial 400G Super Channel Technology in Real World Network Environm


11 March 2014

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Katie Caballero
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Fujitsu and Bright House Networks Trial 400G Super Channel Technology in Real World Network Environment

RICHARDSON, TexasFujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. and Bright House Networks successfully trialed Fujitsu’s 400G transport technology, increasing flexibility of the cable systems’ existing network in a real world environment.  The field testing was conducted using Fujitsu’s 400G optical networking transceivers inside Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONPs).
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S., offering its more than 2.4 million customers video, high-speed data and voice services.  The cable provider is committed to continually evolving its network infrastructure to meet customer needs.  Cable consumers are interested in services such as interactive Web capabilities, Video on Demand (VOD) to any connected device, HD and HD+ video, and more. 
In order to meet market demands while controlling CAPEX and OPEX, Bright House is focused on more efficient use of is optical networking spectrum. Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP and 400G Super Channel Solutions can help the company achieve these goals, as was demonstrated in the recent field test.  Fujitsu’s 400G solutions use 16QAM (Quadrant Amplified Mode) non-linear compensation and NYQUIST filtering, which compresses neighboring channels, to achieve high spectral efficiency, transport capacity and signal quality.  Working with Bright House Networks’ existing infrastructure, Fujitsu successfully achieved 400G transport on a single fiber.
In addition to 16QAM, which is optimized for shorter reaches, the new Fujitsu 400G transceivers use QPSK or DPSK modulation for a longer reach.  Fujitsu’s automated hardware can dynamically select modulation techniques, thereby increasing flexibility in the existing network, as well as decreasing operating expenses by empowering one transceiver to meet multiple demands.
“Our technology is a part of peoples’ lives in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California,” said (name, title) Bright House Networks. “They count on us when they want to connect with a friend or family member, or when they want to access broadcast content on their TV or laptop computer. For these needs, and for the needs of tomorrow, our work with Fujitsu is laying the groundwork that will allow our current infrastructure to support 400Gbps.”
“For nearly two decades we’ve been fortunate enough to work with the country’s leading cable providers, like Bright House Networks,” said (name, title) Fujitsu Network Communications.  “When we advance the state-of-the-art in a technology, such as we’re doing with our 400G transceivers, we don’t do it for technology’s sake.  We do it because it helps our customers to be more successful in delivering a world-class experience to their consumers.”

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About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. 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 multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see:
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