Tokyo, May 7, 2010 - NEC Corporation announced today its participation as the only Japanese vendor in Singapore Telecommunications Limited’s field trials of LTE (Long Term Evolution), a next generation mobile communications standard.
Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 285 million mobile customers in eight markets.
This trial is scheduled to be carried out by SingTel and its telecommunication carrier subsidiaries in Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines. NEC is participating in the trial through Globe Telecom in the Philippines.
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 within a high-speed transmission environment. NEC is implementing verification and interoperability tests via the provision of wireless base stations, EPC core network devices and more.
“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.”
In addition to its domestic accomplishments in Japan, NEC is recognized as a leading international LTE vendor through its selection and participation in LTE trials for Europe’s largest telecommunications company, Telefonica in Spain. NEC aims to leverage its experience and achievement in this field to drive the success of these trials and to maximize the company’s contributions to the early commercialization of LTE.