NEC Corp. will provide Norkring Slovenia, a Slovenia-based commercial broadcaster, with PASOLINK NEO, NEC’s ultra compact microwave communications system, through NEC Eastern Europe. As a result of this agreement, the company now provides the PASOLINK system to 16 countries throughout Eastern Europe, in addition to the systems it has deployed in 144 countries all over the world.

PASOLINK NEO enables customers to expand transmission capacity easily and affordably for increasing communications traffic by upgrading software for a single platform that flexibly supports a wide variety of interfaces, without the need to purchase additional hardware.

Norkring Slovenia is driving the creation of new broadcasting infrastructure in preparation for Slovenia’s scheduled launch of terrestrial digital broadcasting in September 2010. Under the terms of the contract, NEC will deploy PASOLINK throughout all of Slovenia, helping to connect the country’s digital TV transmitters.

In April 2010, NEC’s affiliate, NEC Europe, established NEC Eastern Europe Ltd., headquartered in Budapest, Hungary; in order to strengthen its regional business. In addition to providing hardware, NEC Eastern Europe capitalizes on its industry know-how by providing solutions that include customized products for individual customers, engineering services through the development of original tools, maintenance and support.