NEC integrates Kineto's UMA network controller (UNC) into its home gateway

March 20, 2007

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LONDON and MILPITAS, Calif. -- NEC Corporation (NEC), a leading provider of 3G infrastructure and handsets, internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions and Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, today announced that NEC will integrate Kineto's UMA Network Controller (UNC) into NEC's Home Gateway Solution.

Femtocells are small cellular base stations designed for use in residential environments that allow a user with an existing mobile phone to access cellular voice and data services over IP. Femtocells allow mobile operators to extend the reach of their 3G services to within subscriber homes by leveraging the user's broadband connection. In addition to addressing coverage holes, femtocells give operators an opportunity to potentially shape end-user behavior by encouraging the use of 3G data services in the home femtocell where they can be faster and cheaper.

"Operator interest in femtocells continues to increase rapidly, and it is clear that UMA will play a key role in supporting femtocell deployments," said stated Tadatoshi Fujiwara, General Manager of Mobile Network Solutions Division, NEC. "NEC is pleased to be working with the leader in UMA technology, Kineto Wireless, to provide the ideal solution for operators deploying femtocell applications."

NEC Corp. (Tokyo: 6701)

Kineto Wireless Inc.

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