Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. (FNC) says it has delivered and installed its 1FINITY S100 Layer 2 Switch and Virtuora Network Control Solution to the Midwest Fiber Network (MFN). MFN, which provides shared fiber-optic transport to nine rural telecommunications carriers in southwest Iowa, will now support 200 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities with a pathway to greater capacity.
FNC managed deployment of the hardware and software for a turnkey roll out overlayed over the existing network. The upgrade enables a programmable, software-defined network infrastructure that will support the wide variety of uses MFN members make of the network. These include the delivery of voice, video, and data services to residential and business customers as well as the provision of mobile backhaul services.
“As a consortium of carriers, MFN’s bandwidth requirements vary among the different member companies, but all the members agreed that we needed an upgraded transport network to meet the capacity demands of our subscribers. We selected Fujitsu to help us accomplish that goal based on their demonstrated commitment to quality and performance,” explained Jeff Roiland, president of the Midwest Fiber Network. “The network upgrade path we chose was the most efficient and flexible option to meet our collective capacity needs today, while providing room to grow for the future. This strategy better positions us to adapt to changing market needs.”
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