SOURCE: NEC

February 05, 2007 09:00 ET

NEC to Launch Enhanced Service Aggregation Switch, CX2600/200 Series

New Switch Provides Optimal Solution for Mobile Backhaul Migration to All-IP Networks

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) announced the launch of a new Service Aggregation Switch, CX2600/200 series. The new switch incorporates added TDM/ATM interfaces, as well as highly reliable maintenance operation functionality, making it ideal for next generation network construction. The new features will enable carriers worldwide to carry out smooth mobile infrastructure backhaul [1] area migration, as they change over to an all-IP network.

Some of the features incorporated in the new switch are as follows:

1. Aggregation of diverse services and hybrid switching functions
   The new hybrid switching capability of a single switching card
   simultaneously provides both effective packet switching for
   Ethernet/ATM traffic and low-latency circuit switching for TDM traffic.
   In addition, the new PWE (Pseudo Wire Emulation) function provides
   TDM/ATM emulation over IP networks.
   In response to the need to move to an all-IP network in the future, NEC
   is providing an efficient migration to IP, which includes a phased
   introduction of the IP changeover in existing TDM infrastructure.
2. Maintenance operation function supporting highly reliable services
   Fault detection, line fault localization and performance measurement of
   maintenance operation, which are issues with existing packet networks,
   have been broadly improved, contributing to improved service
   reliability. [2]
3. Intelligent QoS control function
   Through NEC's proprietary intelligent QoS control function, low delays
   and low jitter (delay variation) characteristics are achieved, enabling
   integration of different traffic quality requirements of each type of
   service or user contract in a single network. NGN construction, where
   fine communication quality of per-flow control is considered necessary,
   is also supported.
Recently, against the backdrop of a rapid increase in traffic through full-scale deployment of 3G/3.5G services and the introduction of WiFI/WiMAX technologies in the near future, there has been increased demand for mobile backhaul solutions that can realize both effective use of existing infrastructure facilities and upgradeability toward all-IP networks in the mobile infrastructure market.

The CX2600 series has been shipped since 2003 as a Layer 2 switch that achieves high level QoS control in broadband access areas, and in Japan, where the move to broadband has been advancing, it's been supporting and contributing to the development of fixed carrier's broadband infrastructure as a Service Aggregation Switch such as ADSL/FTTH access networks for consumer service and wide area Ethernet networks, L2-VPN for business network service.

NEC will offer solutions that can take on the multiple needs in the mobile backhaul areas, such as a solution aimed at expansion of the area of mobile services offerings through a combination of the PASOLINK Series of ultra-compact microware communications systems, with its track record of introduction in over 120 countries worldwide, and the CX2600/200 series, or a network solution that integrates a small space-type PWE gateway "CX2200 series" and is capable of achieving CAPEX reductions and which is highly suited to installation in wireless base stations.

These enhancements of functionality improve operations maintenance capabilities for mobile carriers worldwide, and provide migration to an all-IP network from TDM/ATM networks in mobile backhaul areas.

These products are on display at the 3GSM World Congress being held from the 12 - 15, February in Barcelona, Spain.

[1] Backhaul: mobile access network that aggregates multiple base stations

[2] Ethernet OAM: Ethernet network operation, administration and maintenance functionality, compliant with ITU-T Recommendation Y.1731

NEC at 3GSM 2007 (NEC Stand: Hall 8, Booth 8A125)

At 3GSM 2007 in Barcelona, Spain from February 12 to 15, NEC will present its unique breadth of mobile, fixed, broadband and broadcasting network solutions, combined with its technical strength in IT. This exciting exhibit will demonstrate NEC's innovative solutions and services, and how they can help service providers around the world to rise to customers' challenges, meet end-user needs, provide added-value products and services, stay one step ahead of their competitors through technological advantage, drive their businesses forward, and increase their bottom line. NEC will show the world a glimpse of tomorrow's technological promise, and invites you to come and witness for yourself how NEC can make your business "Go Further."

Don't miss the keynote of NEC's President Kaoru Yano, on "Redefining Vendors for Future Success" (Thursday, February 15, 2007, 9:10am - 10:50am).

Please visit NEC's 3GSM 2007 home page at http://www.nec.com/3gsm2007/

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) 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.

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