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NEC's PASOLINK Secures Top Global Market Share Three Years Running

*** For immediate use March 19, 2010

Tokyo, March 19, 2010 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading network, communications and information technology company, announced today that its compact microwave communications system, PASOLINK, secured the industry's top global market share (*1) for 2009, thereby maintaining the system's top global ranking for the third consecutive year.

PASOLINK provides high capacity and high quality digital communication links that are essential for mobile phone and data line services. The system enables communication links to be established in a shorter time and at a lower cost than wired infrastructure, which facilitates the rapid growth of global mobile phone markets, including Asia, South America and Africa. This increasing demand for wireless access devices that connect mobile phone base stations has driven PASOLINK shipments beyond 1.4 million units to leading telecommunications carriers throughout 140 countries (*2).

Currently, the PASOLINK NEO series is a primary force behind the expansion of a wide variety of product applications' ability to handle different operating conditions, such as increasing data capacities and interfaces, without installing new hardware.

Moreover, PASOLINK's production base, NEC Wireless Networks, Ltd., has adopted cutting-edge manufacturing procedures as part of improving the company's integrated productivity, strengthening its ability to satisfy a diverse range of worldwide customer needs and shortening lead time to deliver client orders.

Looking forward, NEC aims to strengthen PASOLINK's support of new wireless broadband services, including the transition to complete IP mobile backhaul, LTE and WiMAX, as an innovative leader in ultra-compact microwave communications.

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