Cisco, NEC Team on LTE

NEC collaborating with Cisco to build commercial LTE networks for service providers

August 31, 2011

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TOKYO -- 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.

"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."

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

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