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NEC Corp. has signed a framework contract to supply microwave communication systems to Polish 3G mobile operator P4 Sp.z.o.o. (P4), the mobile operating arm of Polish telecom carrier Netia SA. The company will supply the advanced PASOLINK NEO point-to-point wireless access systems to enable P4 to accelerate its network infrastructure and facilitate provision of stable and high quality 3G services.
The microwave system will be employed to carry out transmission among mobile base stations, with P4 planning to install around 10,000 hops in the next five years, and NEC expecting to provide around 1,000 hops to mainly northern and middle areas of Poland, as well as to Warsaw, to fulfill the initial demands of the framework contract. This new contract reflects the growing demand for microwave communication systems, which is expected to increase even further in the future with the accelerating global expansion of mobile subscribers and mobile internet services.
Tadashi Ugajin, general manager of International Carrier Sales & Marketing Division, NEC Corp., commented, "One of the advantageous features of NEC's PASOLINK NEO, as compared with other wireless access systems, is its ability to handle different transmission speeds and interfaces with the same platform. This flexibility allows easier and more cost efficient expansion of networks when operators need to increase capacity or change a configuration."