Fujitsu providing high-capacity fiber optic equipment for 360networks in Europe

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., announced it is supplying 360networks with dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment for the company's fiber optic mesh network in Europe.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., announced it is supplying 360networks with dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment for the company's fiber optic mesh network in Europe. Fujitsu is deploying its FLASHWAVE 320G DWDM system and FLASH 92 fiber-optic multiplexer on 360networks' 10-gigabit capable system between more than 20 cities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Denmark. The system enables transparent transport for 360networks� leading broadband network services.

The FLASH192 fiber-optic multiplexer and the FLASHWAVE 320G DWDM system together provide total capacity of 320 gigabits per second (Gbps), or the equivalent of more than four million simultaneous voice telephone calls or Internet data connections, over a single pair of fiber-optic cable. The FLASHWAVE 320G transmits up to 32 10 Gbps signals over the same fiber, by positioning them at slightly different frequencies, and in-service upgrades are possible up to 120x10Gbps channels. It can transmit the signals up to 600 kilometers without regeneration, using in-line amplifiers to refine the signals between sites.

Portions of 360networks' 19,300-kilometer (12,000-mile) European network are scheduled to be lit and ready for service by the end of March. The entire network is scheduled to enter commercial service by the end of this year. Fujitsu Network Services is now providing full equipment installation, turn-up, service and support on orders of approximately $50 million placed by 360networks in the third quarter of 2000.

About360networks:

360networks (NASDAQ: TSIX and TSE: TSX) offers broadband network and colocation services to telecommunications and data-centric organizations. For more information, visit www.360.net.

About Fujitsu Network Communications:

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a provider of intelligent optical transport networking equipment, designs and manufactures fiber-optic transmission platforms. For more information, visit www.fnc.fujitsu.com.

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