RHK names Fujitsu metro SONET market leader in 2000

March 13, 2001
Mar. 13, 2001--According to RHK industry analysts, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. was the number one supplier of SONET Metro equipment with 42.3 percent share of a $5.5 billion market.

According to RHK industry analysts, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. was the number one supplier of SONET Metro equipment with 42.3 percent share of a $5.5 billion market -- nearly 19 percent more than the closest competitor.

During 2000, Fujitsu deployed more than 200,000 of its FLASH multi-service SONET transport systems around the globe. The FLASH product line includes FLASH2400 ADX, FLASH600 ADX and FLASH150 ADX. Integrated multi-service features in these products allow simultaneous transport of SONET traffic, IP (Internet Protocol), local area network, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) data traffic -- or any combination -- over fiber-optic networks.

"RHK expects that boosting capacity and extending broadband capabilities in the metro market will remain a priority for carriers through 2004," said Brian Van Steen, Analyst, Optical Networking of RHK.

The RHK report titled "SONET Transport &ADCS--Metro SONET: Market Forecast and Analysis" was released March 2, 2001.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., the optical transport company, develops, manufactures, installs and manages the next generation SONET and DWDM systems for the transmission of voice, data and video over networks. For more information, visit www.fnc.fujitsu.com.