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[January 19, 2005]

Data Connection’s Megaco/H.248 Protocol Stack Selected by Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited

Data Connection’s Megaco/H.248 Protocol Stack Selected by
Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited

Fujitsu Utilizes DC Megaco in GeoStream Family of Access Products

London, UK: January 19, 2005. Data Connection Limited (DCL), the world's leading provider of communications protocol software, announced today that Fujitsu has licensed Data Connection’s DC Megaco (H.248) software for use in their GeoStream Access Gateway product line.


Fujitsu began implementing the protocol stack in September of 2004 and was able to demonstrate H.248 functionality the following month, participating in the Global Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) Interoperability (GMI) 2004 event hosted by major carriers across the world. Testing at the GMI verified for the first time that H.248 is suitable for PSTN legacy network migration in the United Kingdom, when implemented according to the MSF UK Access Gateway Implementation Agreement.

“The ability of Fujitsu to incorporate Data Connection’s protocol stack and fully interoperate with other vendors under live network scenarios in just 5 weeks is a true testament to the extreme portability and ease of use of Data Connection’s software and to the responsiveness of the customer support organization,” said Phil McConnell, CEO of Data Connection.

Simon Rees, Fujitsu’s Director of Product Management, agrees. “Our GeoStream Access Gateway product became one of the first to prove that H.248 is suitable for PSTN legacy network migration in the UK. Data Connection provided an innovative solution and excellent support to achieve this.”

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited is a major supplier of Broadband Access equipment in Europe and is Fujitsu's worldwide design location for access network solutions - including a centre of excellence for the development of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology. The company is also the leading provider of broadband solutions in the UK, with some 2.5 million lines deployed to date. For more information on Fujitsu’s participation at GMI, see http://www.ftel.co.uk/uk/news/index.html.

Data Connection is the leading supplier of portable networking protocol stacks. For VoIP related system vendors Data Connection offers highly scalable, distributed and fault tolerant DC SIP, DC MGCP, and DC Megaco/H.248 protocol stacks that are designed for the demanding requirements of the new generation of VoIP system suppliers. All Data Connection products are rigorously unit and system tested, and are backed by its unrivalled support service, which includes direct access to development engineers.


About Data Connection

Data Connection Limited (DCL) is the leading independent developer and supplier of Unicast and Multicast IP Routing, MPLS, SIP, MGCP/Megaco, ATM, and SNA portable products, as well as Web Conferencing, Voicemail, Unified Messaging and Directory applications. The company’s MetaSwitch division is the industry's leading independent broadband Class 5 softswitch vendor, and the MetaSwitch VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch is widely deployed in incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers, as well as operators of broadband wireless, cable and fiber networks.

Since the company was founded in 1981, net profits have exceeded 20% of revenue for each of the past 20 years. Customers include BT, Cisco, IBM, Lucent, Microsoft and Verizon. With over 290 employees, Data Connection is headquartered in London, UK with US offices in Alameda, CA, Boxborough, MA, Dallas, TX, and Reston, VA. For more information please see www.dataconnection.com.


About Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited

Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe is focused on providing strategic end-to-end solutions, supported by complete turnkey services. Fujitsu is playing a fundamental role in the creation of "Broadband Britain" - from world-leading products and technology, through project planning, community liaison, cable laying and civil engineering, to installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance. For more information, please visit: uk.fujitsu.com.

Contacts:

Debbie Glover
Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
d.glover@ftel.co.uk
+44 121 717 6033


Joe Whitehouse
Data Connection
Network Protocols Group
joe.whitehouse@dataconnection.com
+1 978 635 0004

Data Connection is a trademark of Data Connection Limited and Data Connection Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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