NEC's Super-Small Microwave Communication System PASOLINK(R) Achieves No. 1 Global Market Share in 3Q of CY2007



    Favorable Sales in Asia and Middle East Mobile Communication Markets Spur
    Growth

    TOKYO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - NEC Corporation today announced that it has been
named the world's leading microwave communication-system company by industry
analysts (1). NEC ranked No. 1 in the third quarter of CY2007 with a total
global share of 31%. The period is the first in which NEC earned the leading
position, which can mainly be attributed to robust sales in Asia and the
Middle East accompanying the expansion of mobile phone markets overseas.
    Construction and expansion of mobile network infrastructure is being
carried out at a rapid pace in Asian and Middle Eastern countries with the
sharp increase in mobile phone subscribers. "This is a milestone for our
company, and we are proud of this achievement," said Hiroya Nakata, General
Manager of Global Network Division, NEC Corporation. "Our strong growth in
microwave communication systems proves that our PASOLINK products are highly
evaluated for their superior performance by major mobile carriers across the
globe."
    PASOLINK has also enjoyed strong growth in regions other than Asia and
the Middle East due to the start of service by mobile carriers with newly
acquired licenses and an increase in mergers and acquisitions by global
operators. Simultaneously, in the area of fixed communication, corporate user
demand for data communication has been increasing as a result of the active
advancement of broadband access. NEC's PASOLINK products and solutions can
effectively support the needs of both fixed and mobile communications and it
will continue to deliver PASOLINK solutions worldwide to further expand its
wireless network business.
    Since its launch in the early 1980's, NEC has been promoting research,
development and sales of PASOLINK. Accompanying the rapid growth of mobile
markets worldwide, PASOLINK has enjoyed favorable sales as a communication
system to connect the base stations of mobile communication carriers. The
system's unmatched performance is proved by the 700,000 PASOLINK units that
NEC has shipped to over 700 customers in 131 countries (2).
    As the leading microwave access systems-company, NEC will continue to
proactively promote development and sales of PASOLINK to support the
rapidly-growing demand for superior-class communication systems.
    PASOLINK is a trademark of NEC Corporation.

    (1) Source: Sky Light Research.
    (2) As of December 2007.

    About NEC Corporation

    NEC Corporation 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. For additional
information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com.





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