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Date: 2 Dec 2010
Category: Microwave communications
NEC Corporation announced today its participation in an LTE (Long Term Evolution) field trial with Telefónica Moviles Argentina S.A., the largest mobile carrier in Argentina, and a subsidiary of mobile giant Telefónica.
The trial is scheduled to be held between November and mid December in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the cooperation of Telefónica 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 honoured to participate in these LTE field trials with Telefónica, 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 recognised 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 maximise the company’s contributions to the early commercialisation of LTE.
For more on NEC’s LTE solution visit http://www.nec.com/lte/
*) AWS: 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.