DoCoMo Picks NEC for Super 3G

NEC chosen to supply Core Systems supporting NTT DoCoMo’s next-generation mobile phone network, Super 3G

September 8, 2008

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TOKYO -- NEC Corporation (Head Office: Tokyo, President: Kaoru Yano, Hereinafter: “NEC”) announced today its selection by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, President: Ryuji Yamada, Hereinafter: “NTT DoCoMo”) to provide core network “EPC” (*1) systems that support NTT DoCoMo’s “Super 3G” next generation mobile phone networks. NEC has already been selected as a Super 3G wireless base station and terminal provider; this latest order places NEC in a position to become a total Super 3G system vendor that provides NTT DoCoMo with essential communications infrastructure and terminals.

Super3G is a standard system and an advanced version of the W-CDMA-extended technologies HSDPA (*2) and HSUPA (*3). The system, which achieves outstanding data transmission speeds of 100Mbps or more in downlink and 50Mbps or more in uplink access, is designed to reduce delays in data transmission and improve frequency usage efficiency.

EPC is an advanced system that supports high speed Super 3G communications, and quickly and smoothly delivers such services as image applications between mobile phones or between mobile phones and data servers.

NTT DoCoMo’s decision to have NEC provide the core network, mobile terminals and wireless base stations, for its Super 3G system can largely be credited to the highly regarded performance of equipment and know-how that NEC has provided for existing 3G (FOMA(R)) systems.

NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT)

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