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Press Release -- August 30th, 2011
Source: Cisco Systems
Tags: Construction, Equipment, Expansion

NEC collaborating with Cisco to Build Commercial LTE Networks for Service Providers

Tokyo, August 30, 2011 NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) collaborating with Cisco today, announced a strategic relationship in the construction and sale of commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks for service providers.

NEC and Cisco will jointly provide the end-to-end equipment for building LTE networks for service providers, including NEC's wireless network equipment (eNodeB), NEC's mobile backhaul solutions and Cisco's Mobile Internet network equipment ASR5000 .

Furthermore, after extensive interoperability testing under real world and worst-case scenarios, NEC and Cisco have completed network verifications in preparation for the construction of LTE networks in a variety of environments for the delivery of a variety of mobile broadband services.

"Cisco is a recognized leader in the development of intelligent, high-performance Mobile Internet network equipment for 3G and 4G Mobile Internet networks. Our ASR 5000 mobile multimedia platform, for example, provides a smooth transition to LTE and also the most suitable migration scenario, customized for an operator's service trends and network configuration," said Ash Dahod, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Internet Group, Cisco. "Together with NEC, Cisco enables comprehensive interworking without impacting existing networks when deploying LTE."

"NEC offers a variety of wireless base stations that support cells ranging from macro cells to small cells," said Nobuyuki Yanaginuma, Associate Senior Vice President of NEC. "The company adopts new and advanced technologies, such as miniaturization using the world's highest level of amplifier efficiency, low power consumption developments, and Self-Organized Networks (SON), which enable base stations to be constructed and operated efficiently.  The combination of Cisco and NEC's strengths will enable the provision of competitive LTE systems and contribute to the construction, service launch and expansion of commercial LTE networks for telecom operators."

Also, as a total system provider, NEC boast experience fully installing NTT DOCOMO's commercial LTE service, "Xi," from infrastructure to handsets. NEC has also shipped commercial wireless base stations for KDDI, and the company's global accomplishments in the area include participation in a number of LTE field trials with such leading companies as SingTel and Telefonica, cementing NEC's position as a prominent LTE solutions provider.

For more information about the Cisco service provider solutions, please visit: Cisco Service Provider Solutions /

For more information about NEC's LTE network systems, please visit http://www.nec.com/lte/

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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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