Richardson, Texas & Memphis, Tennessee — September 24, 2019 — Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. and Power & Tel today announced that Southern Kansas Telephone Company (SKT) has successfully deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY™ platform and Virtuora® Network Management solutions, evolving their existing network to 100G technology.

A longstanding customer of Power & Tel, SKT is enhancing their network to deliver faster internet services to their 5,000 business and residential customers across seven counties. By deploying the Fujitsu 1FINITY S100 Switch and L100 Lambda blades, SKT will benefit from improved network speed and scalability in a minimal footprint. With the addition of the Virtuora Network Controller, SKT can more easily grow and manage a modular, programmable network in a full-featured, scalable environment with reduced cost.

“SKT is committed to creating a better quality of life for rural Kansans while providing the latest technology and hometown service,” said Donna Van Allen, director of operations at SKT. “By deploying the 1FINITY solution, we can easily and efficiently continue to meet growing bandwidth demands for our high-speed internet, TV, phone, security, and smart home services.”

“Like most service providers, SKT requires a cost-effective solution to keep up with exponential bandwidth growth,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the disaggregated Fujitsu 1FINITY platform, SKT can adopt DWDM technology at a competitive price point, with a modular, pay-as-you-grow approach for increased scalability and improved ROI.”

“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 SKT in the deployment of the 1FINITY solution. 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.”

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