NEC Corp. has been selected by Norway's leading telecom service provider, Telenor, as one of two main suppliers of microwave communication systems. The contract resulted from a tender process that began in November 2006, which was based on a global framework contract covering all of the 14 majority-owned affiliates of the Telenor Group. These include operators Pannon GSM Telecommunications Ltd. of Hungary, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd of Malaysia, Kyivstar GSM of Ukraine, Grameenphone Ltd. of Bangladesh and Telenor Pakistan.
Telenor's total demand for microwave communication systems for the period from January 2007 to June 2008 is approximately 21,000 terminals, of which NEC has won a 60 to 65 percent share. The company will supply point-to-point access microwave radio systems from its PASOLINK Series, long haul, large capacity telecommunication backbone, SDH microwave communication systems from its 3000/5000 Series, and related services such as installation and commissioning.
NEC established a business relationship with the Telenor Group in the area of microwave communication systems in 1980, and has since delivered approximately 1100 sets from its 3000 Series and 15,000 sets from its PASOLINK Series to the company. The new contract can be attributed to NEC's close relationships with its customers, its long standing experience in the field, a high level of maintenance services, advanced and high-quality technologies, and its leading position in the global microwave communication systems market.