The Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Networks added to its consortium this week, with the announcement that Fujitsu had joined the organization.
“Fujitsu will be a great addition to our membership,” CENGN president and CEO Ritch Dusome said in a statement. “Fujitsu will provide significant value.”
Global collaboration, said Mr. Dusome, is necessary to accelerate the development and introduction of the products and services coming out of the Kanata-based centre.
Fujitsu is joining the consortium that already includes the likes of Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Invest Ottawa, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers, Telus, and Viavi.
CENGN members are responsible for $11 billion worth R&D around the world and Fujitsu is already collaborating on a CENGN project.
Fujitsu vice-president Igor Bergman said the communications network industry is changing with “far-reaching effects” as networks become more automated and dynamic.
“We are pleased to help lead this transition with our software solutions and expertise, and strong heritage in communications technology leadership,” Mr. Bergman said in a statement.