Diversity in Japan
In line with the global expansion in networking, fiscal 1995 also saw demand in Japan soar. As demand for large-scale networks increased, demand for high-speed leased lines employing optical transmission technology also increased. Popularity of cellular phones and the new personal handyphone system (PHS) resulted in increased demand for base station switching equipment. Fujitsu has responded with the delivery of numerous optical transmission systems and switching systems for trunk line use to NTT and the new common carriers (NCCs) in Japan. In fiscal 1995, Fujitsu also delivered more than 600,000 cellular phones, a three-fold increase over the previous year. The company aggressively responded to growing demand for trunk line systems that will make up future networks.
SONET optical transmission systems are the core of multimedia networks in the U.S. Rapid advancements in this area have led to steady demand for these systems from the Bell operating companies and other common carriers in the U.S. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's alliance with Fujitsu positions us as a primary supplier of SONET transmission systems, as well as large ATM switching systems. GTE, the largest U.S.-based local telephone company, has also signed a major agreement with Fujitsu for SONET systems, attesting both to the high quality of our products and to our leading share in the U.S. market.
Fujitsu's ATM switching systems form the heart of the North Carolina Information
Highway, which was put into operation in fiscal 1994 with solid success --- services
are already being expanded. The skills and experience gained on this project have
enabled us to develop the world's largest capacity ATM switching system, which we
have started to market in the U.S.
In Hong Kong, Fujitsu was selected by Hong Kong Telecom to supply the ATM switching systems and optical local access network systems that will be the backbone of their first commercial interactive multimedia service.
Developing Asia's Infrastructures
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