Pioneer Communications upgrades to 100G+ with Fujitsu

Jan. 5, 2021
Fujitsu says its 1FINITY S100 layer 2 switching platform enables network speeds up to 100G, with an optional path to 200G without significant future investments.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. and Power & Tel on Jan. 5 announced that Pioneer Communications has deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform and Virtuora cloud solutions to address exponential growth in demand for internet bandwidth. The 1FINITY S100 layer 2 switching platform enables network speeds up to 100G, with an optional path to 200G without significant future investments.

“We are proud to continue our pioneering tradition of delivering cutting-edge communications services to our customers throughout Southwest Kansas,” commented Gavin Fowler, chief operations officer at Pioneer Communications. “With Fujitsu’s networking expertise, paired with the extensive distribution services of Power & Tel, we are well-positioned to address escalating capacity demands, today and tomorrow.”

For more than 65 years, Pioneer Communications has delivered reliable telecommunications services to residents and businesses in Southwest Kansas. To continue to expand its offering of affordable, high-speed connectivity, the service provider needed to quickly increase capacity while minimizing space requirements, power consumption and capital expenditures.

“Service providers like Pioneer Communications are confronting internet bandwidth demands and the complexities of next-generation architectures,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the small footprint and pay-as-you-grow approach of the 1FINITY platform, Fujitsu is helping Pioneer Communications meet these challenges head on.”

With deployment of the Fujitsu 1FINITY S100 switching platform, Pioneer Communications says it can leverage Ethernet aggregation to boost bandwidth in a cost-efficient manner. Fujitsu notes that the modular 1FINITY solution can be deployed in increments of just one rack unit each, which means minimal space and power requirements to achieve 100G speeds. With the software-defined network management and control provided by Virtuora Network Controller (NC), Pioneer Communications has built a solid foundation for a more resilient, scalable network.

“We firmly believe our customers deserve a partner that they can rely on for the right material at the right place at the right time – every time. Our goal is to connect our customers with the best possible products and solutions that are cost-effective and enhance their business,” said Jennifer Sims, chief executive officer at Power & Tel. “We are thrilled that we could help Pioneer Communications in the deployment of the 1FINITY solution.”

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