ACT deploys Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 in Wyoming

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is collaborating with communications service provider Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) to deliver 100G broadband service in Wyoming.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is collaborating with communications service provider Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) to deliver 100G broadband service in Wyoming.

ACT says its new 100G capabilities support Wyoming Governor Matt Mead's Unified Network vision of providing broadband access to all residents and businesses across the state. The new fiber-optic network infrastructure provides high-bandwidth connectivity to schools and government agencies and encourages investments in private networking for economic development, the company asserts.

With access to a 100G network, school teachers and students can communicate via video with their peers across the country and around the world; interactive learning experiences that once were out of reach therefore become part of the regular curriculum. For state agencies, a broadband access network means being able to assist citizens by making more information readily available online and expanding e-Government services.

Wyoming's Unified Network also creates a trunk off of which private providers may build 100G networks for business creation or relocation, generating high skilled job opportunities. Already the promise of 100G bandwidth is furthering the state's efforts to attract data center developments, which the governor's office sees as a natural fit for Wyoming's economy, geography, and climate.

ACT chose Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 9500, 88-channel packet-optical transport platform to expand the state network's existing backbone capacity to 100G. Reasons for making this choice included the FLASHWAVE 9500's ability to converge Ethernet, SONET, and wavelength services support onto a single network platform; and to take advantage of ACT's previous investment in Fujitsu network equipment by enabling 100G capacity upgrades across its entire embedded base of Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7500 metro/regional multiservice ROADMs, resulting in a statewide 100G backbone network, according to the systems house. ACT will perform all installation, testing, and turn-up of the network.

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