Canada's Big Pipe backbone lit by Fujitsu

September 18, 2002--Shaw Big Pipe, a division of Shaw Communications Inc., has completed its New York corridor using optical transmission equipment from Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Sep 18th, 2002

Shaw Big Pipe, a division of Shaw Communications Inc., has completed its New York corridor using optical transmission equipment from Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Big Pipe's network consists of a redundant fiber backbone that transects Canada and the United States, combined with numerous local access, intra-city, fiber-optic networks in the municipalities that Big Pipes serves. The network supports advanced high-speed, high-quality data and Internet connectivity services for bandwidth intensive organizations whose connectivity requirements are deemed integral and mission critical to their operations.

Fujitsu platforms used in Big Pipe's network include the FLASHWAVE 7600 and the FLASHWAVE 7700 long haul, DWDM applications. The FLASHWAVE 7000 platform provides self-tuning network functionality, say company representatives, allowing Big Pipe to turn up new network spans, support multiple disparate services, and provision new services. For Big Pipe, this means reducing the time required by field technicians to turn up new services at customer locations and, in turn, lowering deployment and provisioning costs.

For more information about Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (Richardson, TX), visit the company's Web site at www.fnc.fujitsu.com.

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