NEC Corp. is participating in Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.’s (SingTel) field trials of LTE. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 285 million mobile customers in eight markets. The LTE field trial is scheduled to be carried out by SingTel and its telecommunication carrier subsidiaries in Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines (where it will be participating through Globe Telecom).

The trial will verify functions that are vital for future LTE business services, including the confirmation of data capacity and throughput, as well as the handover of existing networks and interoperability with third-party devices, all of which operate within a high-speed transmission environment. NEC is implementing verification and interoperability tests via the provision of wireless base stations, EPC core network devices, etc.

“NEC is honored to take part in these LTE field trials in cooperation with the SingTel Group’s Globe Telecom. We are confident that we can contribute to the success of this trial and support SingTel’s network transformation LTE strategy,” said Kazuya Hashimoto, General Manager of NEC’s Mobile Access Network Division.