MTS Deploys NEC Femto System
TOKYO -- NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS - NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, together with NEC Neva Communications Systems CJSC (NEC Neva), have launched a Femtocell service in Ural. The service, “Consistent Reception,” provides MTS’s enterprise customers with a stable 3G coverage in buildings where thick walls and steel beams may otherwise obstruct the signals coming from base stations. NEC Neva has supplied MTS with an end-to-end Femtocell solution, including Femtocell gateway systems, Femtocell access points (FAP) and technical support of the Femtocell network. NEC’s FAP allows users to simultaneously accommodate up to 16 voice connections and reach an Internet access speed up to 7.2 Mbit/sec using HSDPA technology. NEC Corp.