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NEC Bridges the Gap between Legacy and 4G Mobile Networks

April 14, 2009
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NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a premier provider of network and IT solutions, recently discussed at the CTIA Wireless show how its digital microwave radio solution – under the Nlite™ family brand – will help mobile operators ease their migration path to WiMAX and LTE mobile networks.

As a long-time, global developer of highly-reliable point-to-point digital microwave radio technologies, NEC anticipates to see an increase in demand for its advanced microwave communications solutions. This growth is expected to be realized as mobile operators’ transition their networks to 4G – incorporating WiMAX and LTE base stations in their networks to enable the rapid growth of mobile phone subscribers, the spread of mobile Internet services and the creation of new broadband markets.

To ease the migration to IP-based 4G mobile networks, NEC’s microwave solutions provide the foundation for next-generation mobile backhaul environments. NEC’s solutions offer flexibility and scalability, and enable collocated backhaul applications for both legacy and new technology infrastructures. This in turn, gives carriers’ ultimate CAPEX and OPEX reductions without compromising the reliability of connections between base stations and high capacity core switches.

“Mobile carriers require cutting-edge microwave technologies that enable adaptability toward an all-IP mobile network,” said Wally Strader, assistant general manager, Radio Communications Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America. “Our goal at CTIA WIRELESS 2009 is to support operators as they shift and refine their migration path to 4G, by incorporating enhanced IP-related features and forward-looking mobile backhaul functionalities, such as Operations, Administration, and Maintenance, and class-of-service definitions. This will help carriers realize a ubiquitous networking society that ensures end-users have access to mobile broadband applications and on-line multimedia content.”

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