NEC collaborating with Cisco today, announced a strategic
relationship in the construction and sale of commercial long-term
evolution (LTE) networks for service providers.
The companies plan to jointly provide the end-to-end equipment for
building LTE networks for service providers, including NEC's
wireless network equipment (eNodeB), NEC's mobile backhaul solutions
and Cisco's Mobile Internet network equipment ASR5000 .
Furthermore, after interoperability testing under real world and
worst-case scenarios, NEC and Cisco have completed network
verifications in preparation for the construction of LTE networks in
a variety of environments for the delivery of a variety of mobile
Also NEC boast experience fully installing NTT DOCOMO's commercial
LTE service, "Xi," from infrastructure to handsets. NEC has also
shipped commercial wireless base stations for KDDI, and the
company's global accomplishments in the area include participation
in a number of LTE field trials with SingTel and Telefonica.