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Tokyo, December 1, 2010 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today its participation in an LTE (Long Term Evolution) field trial with Telefonica Moviles Argentina S.A., the largest mobile carrier in Argentina, and a subsidiary of mobile giant Telefonica.
The trial is scheduled to be held between November and mid December in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the cooperation of Telefonica Moviles. NEC will provide a total LTE system, including terminals, base stations and core networks. NEC will also run mobility testing such as throughput measurement from a fixed point, handover between networks and latency test. The trial is the first in the AWS band (*) in Central and South America.
"NEC is honored to participate in these LTE field trials with Telefonica, which are a continuation of laboratory testing. We have successfully achieved approximately 100 testing items in the previous tests and we are confident that we can contribute to the success of this trial," said Kazuya Hashimoto, general manager of NEC's Mobile Access Network Division.
NEC is recognized as a leading international LTE vendor. In addition to the company's domestic accomplishments in Japan, NEC's international LTE activities include its selection and participation in several LTE trials, including activity with Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel). NEC aims to leverage its experience and achievement in this field to drive the success of these trials and maximize the company's contributions to the early commercialization of LTE.
For more on NEC's LTE solution visit http://www.nec.com/lte/
Advanced Wireless Service. Known as Band IV, this is the band used mainly in the United States. It uses 1.7GHz for uplink and 2.1GHz for downlink.
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