NEC Corp. has signed a contract with Brazil’s leading mobile and fixed network operators - VIVO, Claro and Embratel - to supply its fixed point-to-point PDH microwave system PASOLINK. VIVO is the country’s leading CDMA-based mobile operator whereas Claro is the leading GSM-based mobile operator. PASOLINK will be deployed for further expansion of mobile network of these operators, connecting the mobile base stations.

Likewise, Embratel, a leading fixed network operator that has a strong presence in the enterprise market, will also deploy the system, which will be utilized to address the increasing data communications requirement of large corporations.

"Brazil's mobile and fixed network market is booming," said Toshiyuki Mineno, senior general manager, Mobile Solutions Operations Unit of NEC Corp. "This is evident as there is a high demand to deploy broadband and mobile communications networks. We are honored to be given the vital task of reshaping the mobile and fixed network landscape here. NEC will further expand its PASOLINK business in this region."