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Fujitsu to Discuss “WiMAX Business Models” and Global Perspective at WiMAX World Conference and Exposition


Richardson, TX — Fujitsu is a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, and offers flexible WiMAX System on Chip (SoC) and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems. As a platinum sponsor of the second annual WiMAX World Conference and Exposition, which is being held next week in Boston, Fujitsu will be discussing performance-driven WiMAX solutions that leverage the company’s experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Jim Orr, principal network architect in the wireless market development group at Fujitsu, will be a key participant in a pre-conference seminar, and present the Fujitsu perspective on the global wireless market. For more information about the conference, please visit

The pre-conference seminar, “WiMAX Business Models”, will be hosted by Caroline Gabriel, co-founder and research director at Rethink Research. Additional panelists in this session will include Jim Orr from Fujitsu and David McGrath, head of business innovation and consulting in the global marketing and strategy group at Motorola.

This seminar will analyze the viable business models for WiMAX in various markets that have been identified as the biggest opportunities for service providers in the first phase of WIMAX roll-out during 2005 through 2007. Initial discussion will focus on the lessons learned from deployment of fixed wireless networks based on pre-certified equipment, including outdoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE). This will be followed by a discussion about strategies for effective deployment of WiMAX-certified networks with indoor CPE at the end of 2005, and the introduction of nomadic CPE in mid-2006.

The WiMAX World Technology Solutions Theater will provide all attendees with the opportunity to gain critical insight from the industry’s leading solutions providers. Jim Orr will present “WiMAX – A Global Fujitsu Perspective”, and discuss why Fujitsu has an enviable reputation for innovation, market leadership, and technical excellence. Jim will also discuss how leading-edge technology by Fujitsu is powering wireless networks across the globe.

Pre-Conference Seminar: “WiMAX Business Models”
Wednesday, October 26, 2005; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WiMAX World Technology Solutions Theater: “WiMAX – A Global Fujitsu Perspective”
Thursday, October 27, 2005; 5:40 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2005; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2005; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, Mass.

Jim Orr, principal network architect in the wireless market development group at Fujitsu, has worked in the telecommunications industry for 15 years, serving in various engineering, network planning, network architecture and marketing roles in both the vendor and the carrier community. Before joining Fujitsu in November 2001, Jim increased his industry experience through progressively expanding responsibilities in network architecture and implementation with Latus Lightworks, McLeod Communications, Caprock Communications, GST Telecom and Electric Lightwave. He began his career with Northern Telecom in systems and sales engineering roles. Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington State University.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. creates and delivers robust wireline and wireless solutions that power next-generation telecommunication networks. With an unequalled portfolio of IT and telecom products and the support of Fujitsu Limited, a $44.5B company with over 150,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu helps its customers fuse information and networking technology with commercial value. Over 320,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. As the metro market leader in both SONET and ROADM technology, the fundamental building blocks of next-generation networks, Fujitsu is helping customers take networking beyond convergence.
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