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Full-Scale Introduction of IPTV Business for Communication Carriers
NEC targets 50 billion yen in sales after 3 years

*****For immediate use March 11, 2008

Tokyo, March 11, 2008 - NEC Corporation today announced that it will launch full-scale IPTV business with high-profile NGN (Next Generation Networks) carrier applications. Providing End-to-End IPTV solutions and video delivery systems to communication carriers, NEC will expand this business to the international market. The company will draw on its NGN know-how and extensive experience with broadcasting technology to deliver highly competitive solutions predicted to generate 50 billion yen in sales by 2010.

NEC intends to adopt the following initiatives to accompany full-scale introduction of the new services.

1. Delivery of End-to-End IPTV solutions using NEC products, from network architecture to delivery servers and household terminals, in a "Full Line Full Layer" approach. This will make it possible to guarantee the Quality of Service (QoS), Quality of Experience (QoE) and advanced security demanded by carriers and users alike and achieve high-quality and convenient interactive services. (Please refer to attachment 1.)
 
2. Release of the "NC7500-VD" video delivery server (VoD server) in April as the core system for new IPTV solutions. This server will deliver continuous video-on-demand services with carrier-grade reliability. In addition, in-built contents protection functions will safeguard intellectual property rights and satisfy even the most robust security needs. (Please refer to attachment 2.)
 
3. Adoption of CASCADE's "QualiTVision*" middleware which has enabled IPTV deployments in Hong Kong and Thailand to offer such advanced video solutions as time shifting, Network PVR** and interactive services.

"IPTV is a video delivery service that uses the IP network. With the addition of NGN we can provide a variety of services, including high-grade video-on-demand (VoD) and value-added information services", says Dr. Botaro Hirosaki, Executive Vice President of NEC. "NEC aims to expand services and meet carrier demands for smooth migration from current services and advanced service architecture incorporating NGN capabilities by providing next-generation IPTV solutions that couple our extensive technical achievements in broadcasting with our core competence in the area of IT/Network integration."

The IPTV solutions announced today will be showcased at the NEC booth at the "IPTV World Forum 2008" in London from March 12 – 14. (Please refer to attachment 3.)

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com

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QualiTVision is middleware produced by CASCADE Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008), Hong Kong's leading communications carrier.
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Network PVR (Personal Video Recorder):A service that stores data recorded by users of a video entertainment service on a network for viewing at a later time.

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Takehiko Kato
t-kato@cj.jp.nec.com
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