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NEC Teams With Tatara

NEC integrates Tatara's femtocell convergence solution into NEC's home gateway architecture

February 7, 2007

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TOKYO and ACTON, Mass. -- NEC Corporation (NEC) and Tatara Systems today announced that they have reached an agreement for NEC to integrate Tatara’s femtocell convergence solution into NEC’s Home Gateway Solution architecture. Tatara and NEC will collaborate on end-to-end solution packaging, marketing, trials and deployments of NEC’s Home Gateway Solution into the rapidly emerging UMTS femtocell market.

Utilizing the latest femtocell technology, NEC’s Home Gateway Solution enables mobile operators to deploy a complete end-to-end solution, including the femtocell CPE equipment and the supporting core infrastructure. NEC’s Home Gateway Solution architecture consists of the 3G Access Point and the Home Gateway Server System (HGSS). Based on a SIP/IP femtocell architecture approach, the Tatara Subscriber Gateway and the Tatara Convergence Server are integrated into the NEC HGSS to provide critical functionality such as authentication, security, voice and messaging convergence, supplementary service capabilities.

“Due to their femtocell convergence expertise, innovative technology and vast experience in the mobile operator marketplace, Tatara Systems was the clear choice to partner with on NEC’s Home Gateway Solution,” stated Tadatoshi Fujiwara, General Manager of Mobile Network Solutions Division, NEC.

“Femtocell is such a compelling fixed-mobile convergence strategy for mobile operators that there will be a race to bring the service to market.” said Steve Nicolle, President and CEO of Tatara Systems. “NEC, with their track record in providing in-building solutions and their commitment to developing a total solution for femtocell, is an excellent partner for Tatara and for our mutual mobile operator customers.”

NEC Corp. (Tokyo: 6701)

Tatara Systems Inc.

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