RICHARDSON, Texas – Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. today
announced that Verizon selected Fujitsu as a preferred supplier of CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet
multiplexing fronthaul technology. In partnership with HFR Networks, Inc., the Fujitsu solution
works across Verizon's existing network infrastructure to reduce deployment and operational
costs while simultaneously supporting 4G LTE and 5G services.
The Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) solution provided by Fujitsu and HFR Networks facilitates
a more efficient and lower cost centralized (CRAN) Hubbing of 4G/LTE CPRI traffic using
standards-based RoE (Radio Over Ethernet) along with eCPRI and Ethernet services.
"Fujitsu is a proven supplier of Smart xHaul transport solutions to Verizon, and we share a
history of innovation and success," said Paul Havala, head of the optical business unit at Fujitsu
Network Communications. "Our open Ethernet Fronthaul solution provides Verizon with a
reduced total cost of ownership and contributes to a smooth evolution to 5G."
Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)