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NEC to Supply Next-generation Broadcast Transmitters in Europe


***For immediate use December 17, 2008

Tokyo, December 17, 2008 - NEC Corporation announced today that the TDF Group has selected NEC as its supplier of DVB-T and DVB-H Broadcast Transmission equipment in France and the TDF Group's European affiliates. This new generation of NEC Transmitters (either air-cooled or liquid-cooled, with power ranging from 30 W to 12 kW) will drive TDF's strategies of enhancing the coverage of Digital Terrestrial TV (DVB-T standard) and ensuring rapid network deployment of Personal TV on Mobile (DVB-H standard).

"Further to our existing customer bases in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, we are delighted that such a pan-European player as the TDF Group has recognized and selected the efficiency and reliability of NEC's solutions," says Michel Lignon, President and CEO of NEC France. "This represents a significant enlargement of NEC's European Broadcast footprint over the next 3 years, and a significant diversification of NEC France's Telecom infrastructure activities."

"We have great expectations of the agreement with NEC to help us meet our primary goal of bringing customers the best technical solutions. We hope to build a strong partnership with NEC that delivers expanding services for many years to come." says Patrick Babin, Chief Executive Officer of TDF Group.

NEC is actively taking part in the successful network deployment of Personal TV on Mobile in Japan, where 40 million "One-Seg" capable handsets, spanning the three domestic mobile carriers, have been sold during the past 2 years. The TDF Group is also pioneering the development of DVB-H in Europe through services in Finland and Austria, as well as trials in France and Germany.

About TDF
The TDF Group is the main operator of shared facilities and terrestrial networks in Europe. It assists its clients -television networks, radio stations, telecommunications operators, ISPs and local municipalities across the entire value chain of audiovisual and telecoms networks: from upstream -with complete filming, broadcasting, content management and delivery solutions- to downstream, with transport, deployment and operation of networks, on-site hosting of operators' equipment at its sites (10,100 in Europe) and maintenance.
TDF is present in France, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia and Monaco.

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 website at:


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