October 18, 2011

NEC’s iPASOLINK Selected by India’s Tata Teleservices for Backhaul of Mobile Broadband Traffic

Tokyo, Oct 18, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced an agreement with Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL; Headquarters: Mumbai), a fast-growing Indian telecom service operator, to newly deploy NEC's iPASOLINK platform for the transformation of TTL's backhaul mobile transport network. The iPASOLINK provides customers with an ultra-flexible mobile transport network that can be adapted for next-generation IP-based networks, while meeting the current capacity and service demands of customers.

"NEC Corporation is one of our key suppliers of Microwave Equipment, having a total installed base of more than 100,000 terminals. NEC has been associated with TTL for many years, providing microwave equipment and services for our CDMA and GSM network rollouts. TTL is now in the process of expanding its network for both coverage and capacity in the mobility and enterprise business segments, which will require backhaul of both TDM and IP traffic. Our requirements, therefore, necessitate the deployment of Hybrid Radio in the network. NEC's iPASOLINK platform fully meets these requirements and can be adapted for Next-Generation IP-based networks," said Mr. AG Rao, Executive President, Enterprise Business and Technology, TTL, said.

The iPASOLINK is designed to support the transition from today's hybrid TDM and Ethernet backhaul towards full IP transport, while significantly reducing the cost of ownership thanks to its all-in-one converged design. iPASOLINK's flexible modular architecture allows operators to optimize their network strategies and to gradually invest in step with actual service and traffic demands. This design, combined with NEC's unparalleled engineering reliability, ensures that iPASOLINK delivers outstanding value to operators.

"As the Indian mobile communication market continues its rapid expansion, operators face the challenge of making significant investments in order to provide next generation mobile broadband services while managing CAPEX and OPEX. This agreement between TTL and NEC proves that mobile operators have the appetite for a single, converged and flexible backhaul platform that they can manage and adapt according to their network service demands," said, Takayuki Morita, Senior Vice President of NEC.

The iPASOLINK series is the next generation of PASOLINK products. Since the launch of PASOLINK in the early 1980s, mobile communications have exceptionally expanded and the system has been widely adopted as a microwave communications tool for mobile backhaul, with shipments of approximately 1.7 million units throughout 145 countries.

For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/global/prod/nw/pasolink/.

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Source: NEC Corporation


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