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NEC Exhibits PASOLINK NEO High performance (HP) at Broadband World Forum Europe 2009

*** For immediate use September 8, 2009

Tokyo, Japan & London, U.K. September 8, 2009 - NEC Corporation announced today that it will be exhibiting its PASOLINK NEO HP at Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 in Paris, France.

PASOLINK NEO HP is the top end of NEC's PASOLINK NEO product line and boasts Multilevel Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (256QAM) (*1), which more than doubles the machine's transmission capacity when compared to current PASOLINK models (more than 1Gbps capability). Moreover, the system boasts VLAN/Qos/AMR (*2) functionality, and high capacity IP data transmission, which is required for mobile backhaul as well as for networks supporting WiMAX and communications between mobile phone base stations and base station control units.

Due to the increase of both mobile phone and mobile internet subscribers worldwide, as well as the expanding broadband access market, the demand for PASOLINK is expected to continue growing. There are currently two major changes occurring in the mobile backhaul market. One is the massive increase in data traffic due to the installation of high speed packet data services such as HSPA (High Speed Packet Access); the second is the shift to IP networks. In order for mobile operators to provide high capacity data services at a low cost, it is crucial to optimize mobile backhaul and to meet new demands.

NEC first developed and installed PASOLINK in the early 1980s and currently offers the product line in 136 countries through a wide variety of mobile operators. PASOLINK NEO HP is expected to account for a 20% share of total PASOLINK shipments this year and more than 50% by 2012.

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(*1) 256QAM (Multilevel Quadrature Amplitude Modulation )

The Multilevel Quadrature Amplitude Modulation system can transmit large amounts of information in a single modulation wave. It is used in PASOLINK NEO HP and has increased information transmission rates on the same bandwidth by more than 4 times when compared with QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) systems.

(*2) AMR (Adaptive Modulation Radio Functions)

AMR is a technology that improves throughput by automatically changing the modulation method and/or transmission rate in response to radio link quality.

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Chris Shimizu
NEC Corporation

Claire Williamson
NEC Europe Ltd.

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