Fujitsu Calls Midvale Telephone Exchange for FLASHWAVE 4010 Deal

2/13/2003 - Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., the leader in the optical telecommunications market, announced that Midvale Telephone Exchange, Inc. has become the first customer to both purchase and install the FLASHWAVE® 4010 remote extension device to economically deliver DS3 services to the Washington County Courthouse in Weiser, Idaho. The FLASHWAVE 4010 device extends the reach of SONET networks and dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of delivering low-density DS1 and DS3 services to more customers.

The FLASHWAVE 4010 device will initially be used to support faster processing of driver’s license registrations, background checks and various other data-related procedures in the Washington County Courthouse and also offer the option to rapidly turn-up additional services in the future if needed. By using the FLASHWAVE 4010 device in its protected OC-3 mode, 1+1 survivability is guaranteed from the Courthouse to Midvale Telephone’s FLASHWAVE 4300 node that resides in the central office.

“We are thrilled to be the pioneering customer for the FLASHWAVE 4010 device,” says John Stuart, operations manager for Midvale Telephone Exchange. “We are building a strong and successful foundation by using Fujitsu products to develop our network infrastructure, and we know that by choosing the FLASHWAVE 4010 device, services provided to the Washington County Courthouse will retain the reliability and security that comes with the Fujitsu product.”

Midvale Telephone Exchange utilizes the infrastructure of Syringa Networks, a group of 12 small Idaho telecommunication companies that have joined together to build a $36 million fiber-optic broadband network. Their SONET infrastructure, which is standardized on Fujitsu FLASHWAVE products, already includes several deployed FLASHWAVE 4300 and FLASHWAVE 4500 multiservice transport nodes to form the backbone for the core network. The entire network will be completed by the end of 2003.

“The FLASHWAVE 4010 device is ideally suited for Midvale’s DS3 delivery to the Washington County Courthouse,” says Parker Blackwell, vice president of metro marketing for Fujitsu. The AC power option simplifies installation and eliminates the need for Midvale to purchase additional equipment to provide DC power in the Courthouse. Plus, with the compact design that only weighs approximately 3 ½ pounds and the low power consumption requirements, the FLASHWAVE 4010 device will help Midvale minimize recurring operational expenses while increasing incremental revenue-generating opportunities for possible future growth.”

In addition to the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE products, Midvale also uses FLEXR® GT craft interface software to manage all of the Fujitsu nodes in their network, allowing provisioning and maintenance to be provided from a common point. Syringa Networks uses the NETSMART® 1500 element management system to manage their entire network of Fujitsu equipment with visibility into each of the member companies' networks.

About Midvale Telephone Exchange, Inc.
Midvale Telephone Exchange is one of 12 small Idaho telecommunication companies that have banded together to build a $36 million fiber-optic broadband network. As part of Syringa Networks, these companies provide access to advanced telecommunication services for residences, educational and health care providers, businesses, libraries and governmental agencies throughout Idaho.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
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 ADM market with 55%i market share. Fujitsu Network Communications is a division of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a provider of comprehensive IT and networking solutions for the global marketplace. Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more news and information, please visit

FLASHWAVE®, FLEXR® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (USA) All rights reserved.

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