NEC Corp. has been selected as a supplier for Telefonica's LTE pilot trial. The company was one of the six providers chosen for Telefonica's test projects which will be conducted in six different countries that the telecom operator serves. The project, coordinated globally and underpinned by the advantages afforded from Telefonica's geographic scale, forms part of the process for selecting technology partners in LTE networks, in preparation for its rollout.

NEC will participate in the trial which includes laboratory tests and the installation of e-node Bs in the field. The company's wireless base stations are built in compliance with 3GPP mobile communications standards and in addition to featuring top level amplifier efficiency, the systems can also be efficiently constructed and operated in an environmentally friendly way through the adoption of a variety of new technologies, including Self Organizing Networks (SON).

"We are very pleased to participate in this ambitious and valuable pilot trial," said Toshiyuki Mineno, Senior Vice President, NEC Corp. "NEC has already been selected for the development and production of LTE equipment by the world's leading WCDMA and CDMA mobile operators and we are confident that we can contribute to the success of this pilot trial."

Looking forward, the company is seeking to drive the development of LTE systems and to contribute to the construction of mobile networks through next generation communication systems.