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NEC Secures WiMAX Forum(R) Certification for Base Stations and 2.5GHz Mobile Subscriber Units


***For immediate use August 28, 2008
Tokyo August 28, 2008 - NEC Corporation announced today that it has received the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) seal of approval for its base station and PC card of NEC's comprehensive 2.5GHz WiMAX product portfolio.

Each newly certified product has faced a stringent suite of interoperability tests, which the WiMAX Forum sets out to ensure that different vendor systems work seamlessly with one another.

This certification follows a long history of global WiMAX(TM) successes for NEC. Notably, in June of this year, NEC became the first manufacturer to be certified through the WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Lab in Taiwan.

"Certification of this key NEC portfolio component validates the company's long term commitment to WiMAX and its larger role in smoothly delivering mobile and wireless data networks on a global scale," said Dr. Nobuhiro Endo, Associate Senior Vice President of NEC. "NEC's exceptional achievements include implementation of MIMO Matrix B; an antenna technology which allows operators to double throughput to their customers when compared to existing WIMAX performance."

As a market leader in WiMAX(TM) development, and one of the first manufacturers to receive 2.5GHz certification, NEC aims to become one of the foremost suppliers of WiMAX networks throughout the world.

"WiMAX Forum certification brings us one step closer towards NEC's vision of a ubiquitous data network. Our success also sends an extremely positive message about WiMAX's future to those seeking evidence of the technology's growing maturity." said Endo.

NEC's WiMAX portfolio supports all of the Mobile WiMAX(TM) elements that make it the wireless technology of choice for next generation networks, including high speed data access, VoIP and mobile services.

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About WiMAX Forum(R)

The WiMAX Forum(R) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the trade show link at

"WiMAX Forum," the WiMAX Forum logo and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," "Mobile WiMAX," "Fixed WiMAX," "WiMAX Certified," and "WiMAX Forum Certified" are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. Third-party trademarks contained in this document are the property of their respective owners.


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