NEC Boosts Point-to-Point Wireless

NEC accelerates sales of point-to-point wireless access system

January 25, 2005

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TOKYO -- NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that the sales of its point-to-point wireless access system "PASOLINK" recorded over 200 thousand system in total for the global market.

NEC launched its first PASOLINK product in the mid 1980s, supplying 18GHz PASOLINK systems to a leading telecom operator in UK. Since then, business has expanded to a worldwide scale. Recently, due to the rapid expansion of mobile networks, many operators deploy PASOLINK to connect radio base stations to speedily facilitate rapid and simple installation of mobile infrastructure. Sales of NEC's PASOLINK exceeded 50,000 units in FY 2000, 110,000 units up to the beginning of FY2003.

The number has rapidly expanded recently due to the large-scale, long-term contract with mobile operators not only in Europe but also other countries such as China, Russia and India which recorded over 200,000 as in December 2004. The rapid growth of the business is attributable to NEC's long-standing experience, competence, advanced and high-quality technologies, and its leading position in the global microwave communication systems market. Currently NEC holds leading position in this market.

PASOLINK is chiefly designed for telecom carriers' backhaul, business and emergency networks. It offers simple and highly reliable fixed wireless solutions. PASOLINK is a PDH/SDH microwave system which offers a variety of systems to cover small to large capacity requirements. The systems operate at various radio frequency bands ranging from 4 to 52 GHz and a maximum traffic capacity of 2 X 155 Mbps. It is applicable to various solutions such as mobile network infrastructure to connect base stations, business user links, private networks, LAN/WAN interconnection and back up for optical fiber networks. NEC's PASOLINK allows for simple installation, speedy service introduction and, efficient and economical solutions for day-to-day transmission as well as emergency situations.

NEC Corp.

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