Fujitsu Flashwave 4500 achieves TEER certification

July 1, 2010
JUNE 30, 2010 -- Fujitsu’s Flashwave 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) has met energy-efficiency standards under the Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) metric, a new standard released by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The TEER standard provides a comprehensive methodology for measuring and reporting energy consumption, as well as quantifying a network component’s ratio of work performed to energy consumed, says a spokesperson.

JUNE 30, 2010 -- Fujitsu’s Flashwave 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) has met energy-efficiency standards under the Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) metric, a new standard released by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The TEER standard provides a comprehensive methodology for measuring and reporting energy consumption, as well as quantifying a network component’s ratio of work performed to energy consumed, says a spokesperson.

Several telecom service providers are using the ATIS TEER metric as a basis for evaluating network equipment under their procurement processes. Recently, one of the nation’s largest service providers estimated the annual cost of cooling its telecommunications equipment at nearly $1 billion, says a representative. That meant almost 50 percent of the company’s total energy spend went to cooling equipment.

“Communications service providers are all seeking to reduce power consumption by network elements and data centers,” says John Messina, chairman of ATIS’s Telecommunications Energy Efficiency (TEE) subcommittee of the Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection (STEP) committee. “Leadership and an overall contribution to the development of these standards have earned Fujitsu a well-deserved nomination for Outstanding Contribution to an ATIS Forum.”

Fujitsu has plans to ensure additional optical networking products, such as the Flashwave 4100 ES and Flashwave 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONPs), will meet TEER standards.

“Having our Flashwave 4500 MSPP meet these standards is a significant differentiator,” says Bill Erickson, senior vice president of planning and development at Fujitsu Network Communications. “It helps instill confidence in our products and reinforces our commitment to green business practices that increase efficiencies and ultimately bring greater cost containment. In addition, Fujitsu is an active member on the ATIS Board of Directors, further underscoring our commitment to standards.”

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