Fujitsu to lead deployment, operations of new gigabit broadband network

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. finalized a design, construction, operations and maintenance agreement with Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) to help expand its fiber broadband network, the company said.

As part of a new Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband initiative, the public power utility will build out coverage to bring affordable, ultra-fast Internet and IP phone services to Traverse City, Michigan.

The utility currently delivers dark fiber services to a number of businesses and community anchor institutions, giving them a low-cost solution enabled by a recent substation modernization. As part of a strategic goal to bring high-speed fiber broadband connectivity to the region´s businesses, public facilities and residents, TCL&P is investing in an expansion of their existing infrastructure to offer these services throughout the community.

As the prime network integrator, Fujitsu will oversee and lead the entire FTTP broadband project including engineering design, integration, network construction, service installation, interoperability and testing. Fujitsu also will hire and establish a local operations team to manage the business operations and provide customer care services.

Fujitsu is the Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, see www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a provider of digital transformation solutions for network operators, service providers and content providers worldwide.