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Pioneer Communications Forges a Path to Higher Bandwidth with Fujitsu and Power & Tel

Jan. 05 .2021

RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. and Power & Tel today announced that Pioneer Communications has deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY™ platform and Virtuora® cloud solutions to address exponential growth in demand for internet bandwidth. The 1FINITY S100 layer 2 switching platform enables network speeds up to 100G, with an optional path to 200G without significant future investments.

For more than 65 years, Pioneer Communications has delivered reliable telecommunications services to residents and businesses in Southwest Kansas. To continue to expand their offering of affordable, high-speed connectivity, Pioneer Communications needed to quickly increase capacity while minimizing space requirements, power consumption and capital expenditures.

With deployment of the Fujitsu 1FINITY S100 switching platform, Pioneer Communications can leverage Ethernet aggregation to boost bandwidth in a cost-efficient manner. The modular 1FINITY solution can be deployed in increments of just one rack unit each, which means minimal space and power requirements to achieve 100G speeds. And with the software-defined network management and control provided by Virtuora Network Controller (NC), Pioneer Communications has built a solid foundation for a more resilient, scalable network.

“We are proud to continue our pioneering tradition of delivering cutting-edge communications services to our customers throughout Southwest Kansas,” said Gavin Fowler, chief operations officer at Pioneer Communications. “With Fujitsu’s networking expertise, paired with the extensive distribution services of Power & Tel, we are well-positioned to address escalating capacity demands, today and tomorrow.”

“Service providers like Pioneer Communications are confronting internet bandwidth demands and the complexities of next-generation architectures,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the small footprint and pay-as-you-grow approach of the 1FINITY platform, Fujitsu is helping Pioneer Communications meet these challenges head on.”

“We firmly believe our customers deserve a partner that they can rely on for the right material at the right place at the right time – every time. Our goal is to connect our customers with the best possible products and solutions that are cost-effective and enhance their business,” said Jennifer Sims, chief executive officer at Power & Tel. “We are thrilled that we could help Pioneer Communications in the deployment of the 1FINITY solution.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for network operators, service providers and content providers worldwide. We combine best-in-class hardware, software and services with multivendor expertise to enable cost savings, faster services delivery and improved network performance. Working closely with our customers and ecosystem partners, we design, build, operate and maintain better networks for the connected world. For more information, please see http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/Fujitsu-network-communications.

About Power & Tel

Founded in 1963, Power & Tel's extensive distribution system provides service providers and contractors an effective way to get the wide-range of products needed to build and maintain communication networks. As a value-add partner, the company also offers efficient solutions for the management of material and transactions; asset visibility; and maximizing resource & facility capacity. Company headquarters are located in Memphis, TN, with branch offices and distribution centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Power & Tel's inventory, experience and technologies can help reduce the costs within your supply chain and allow you to reach your profit objectives. To learn more visit www.ptsupply.com or call 800-238-7514.

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