NEC Collaborates with Aricent as its Femtocell Services Partner in India

New Delhi, February 1, 2011 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it will collaborate with Aricent® as a service partner to support the deployment of its market-leading 3G Femtocell solution for operators in India. The move strengthens NEC’s local presence and support for Indian mobile operators.

“NEC is strengthening its local presence in support of Indian mobile operators. At the same time, NEC is leveraging its global market leadership, experience in Femtocell deployments and mature Femtocell solution to plan and deploy 3G indoor networks in conjunction with the deployment of 3G macro networks. NEC has selected Aricent for its expertise in Femtocell technology which includes professional system integration, interoperability and post-deployment support services as it would complement NEC’s advanced Femtocell technology for delivery and operation in the Indian market.” said Mr. K Oda, Managing Director of NEC India.

NEC has nine contracts worldwide with mobile operators for Femtocell system deployments which make up nearly half a million Femtocell devices. In addition, NEC has 24 Femtocell system trials in progress or that have been completed with mobile operators around the world.

“We have been collaborating with NEC for some time as a Femtocell systems delivery and deployment partner, supporting trials and commercial rollouts in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa),” said Patrick Joggerst, executive vice president and general manager at Aricent. “We continue to enhance our relationship as a strategic systems integration partner for NEC, enabling regional operations centers for NEC in India and other parts of the world. This exciting development provides us with an opportunity to become part of the transforming landscape of 3G services that is evolving to 4G in the near future.”

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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About Aricent

Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company’s investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

For more information, visit http://www.aricent.com

Aricent® is a trademark of Aricent Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For further information, contact:

Kosuke Yamauchi
Japan: NEC Corporation 
k-yamauchi@ce.jp.nec.com
+81-3-3798-6511

Shika Sehrawat
India: Text 100 for Aricent
shika@text100.co.in
+91-11-40612031

Masako Hirano
Singapore: NEC Asia- Pacific
m-hirano@nec.com.sg
+65-6379-2570

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