Fujitsu to Provide Engineering EF&I Services for Occam Networks

8/19/2002 - Occam Networks selected Fujitsu Network Services, a division of Richardson-based Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., the market leader in the optical telecommunications market, to provide comprehensive engineering, furnishing and installation services (EF&I) to Occam Broadband customers across North America. The Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) is a complete loop carrier solution that delivers ADSL and lifeline POTS services from a single, converged access network. Fujitsu will work closely with Occam to ensure optimal deployment of BLC services to their customers, delivering a variety of support services.

"Fujitsu has a long history of serving both large and small carriers with a full range of logistics and support services," said Russ Sharer, vice president of marketing at Occam Networks. "Their ability to serve carriers of all sizes is ideal for Occam as it grows from working with smaller telcos to serving larger ILECs and RBOCs. With Fujitsu onboard as a service partner, we won’t skip a beat as our customer base expands."

"Fujitsu meets the strict requirements of the RBOCs and is certified as a supplier of EF&I services to carriers nationwide. We look forward to providing Occam with our comprehensive line of EF&I services, including network design, project management, installation and onsite support. Occam’s valuable resources will be enhanced by using our customized solutions-such as pre-engineered modular cabinets-which offer quick deployment in the field," said Ken Madsen, senior vice president of Fujitsu Network Services. "Years of experience delivering a broad range of customer support has equipped us with the necessary tools to adapt our services to Occam’s specific needs as their network evolves."

About Fujitsu Network Communications (
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. delivers next generation optical transport and photonics solutions optimized for metropolitan, regional, long haul and ultra long haul, high capacity applications. The company's comprehensive consulting and network services offer support at any network development, deployment and maintenance stage. The company is the leading optical transport equipment vendor in the metro market and has increased its share in the long haul market. Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a division of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a provider of comprehensive IT and networking solutions for the global marketplace.

About Occam Networks (
Occam Networks, Inc. develops and markets a suite of Broadband Loop Carriers, innovative Ethernet and IP-based loop carrier platforms that enable incumbent local exchange carriers to profitably deliver a variety of traditional and packet voice, broadband and IP services from a single, converged all-packet access network and designs. The company also markets a complete line of Integrated Access Devices (IADs), customer premise equipment that provides Local Area Network (LAN) and legacy voice services to business customers from a converged access network. Occam is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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