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Ottawa, Canada, and Richardson, TX USA, January 13, 2016 – CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (NGN), a leader in the rapid commercialization of NGN products, applications and services, and Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., today announced that Fujitsu Network Communications has joined as the consortium’s newest member.

CENGN is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions.  CENGN’s fully operational multi-vendor data centre houses an OpenStack production  environment connected to a real world WAN enabling connectivity speeds of more than 100Gbps.  This unique environment is used to validate and test the performance and interoperability of proof-of-concept (PoC) end to end solutions based on emerging network technologies such as SDN and NFV.

“Fujitsu will be a great addition to our membership,” says Ritch Dusome CENGN President and CEO. “CENGN is aligning the global leaders in SDN and NFV solutions and Fujitsu will provide significant value considering their NGN expertise, technical competencies, and robust product and development environment.  This global collaboration is required to accelerate the development and introduction of new SDN and NFV products and services.”

CENGN’s members are responsible for over $11 Billion in R&D worldwide and have a proven track record in commercialization. Fujitsu will join the consortium of industry leaders including Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Invest Ottawa, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers, TELUS and Viavi.

“Fujitsu is thrilled to be partnering with CENGN to accelerate SDN and NFV commercialization,” said Igor Bergman, Vice President and head of the software business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications.  “The communications network industry is changing in ways that will have far-reaching effects on service providers, as networks become more dynamic, virtualized and automated. We are pleased to help lead this transition with our software solutions and expertise, and strong heritage in communications technology leadership.”

Fujitsu is already collaborating with CENGN members on a Proof of Concept (PoC) for Multi-layer Data Connectivity Orchestration. This project will demonstrate a true end-to-end multi-layer SDN orchestration of an MPLS-based WAN over Optical infrastructure, allowing real-time operations across multi-vendor platforms.

About CENGN – Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN’s internationally recognized testing centre employs interoperability between multiple software and hardware products, providing a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services. Our fully operational data centre is running a production OpenStack environment with multiple connections to a real world WAN including a dark fibre connection that enables connectivity speeds of more than 100Gbps. CENGN services include; Proof of Concept (PoC) validation and hosting, interoperability/performance/ certification testing, technical training (SDN, NFV, IPv6, ODL, OpenStack, Innovation for Hire and Commercialization Acceleration.  CENGN members include: Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Fujitsu, Invest Ottawa, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers, Telus and Viavi.
For more information visit www.cengn.ca

About Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom, connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-network-communications, and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.

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Fujitsu Media contact:

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