NEC Corporation has over 100 years’ expertise in technological innovation, designed to empower people, businesses and society.
The company was originally formed in 1899, as a limited partnership between Japanese investors and the Western Electric Company. It began by producing and selling telephones and switching systems.
The company quickly expanded as it contributed to technological advances in radio communications, computer design, photo telegraphic equipment, telecommunications and broadcast transmissions.
Today, NEC Corporation is a Global Fortune 500 company with around 109,000 employees worldwide and consolidated net revenues of $US36.9 billion (financial year ended 31 March 2012).
Origins of NEC Australia
NEC Australia opened in 1969 with just five employees at the head office in Mulgrave, Victoria. Today, we employ over 1,600 staff located in all major centres across Australia, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of ICT solutions and services.
|2012||NEC Australia (NECA) acquires CSG’s IT Solutions business, one of the largest and leading Australian ICT consultancy and services firms|
|2010||NECA introduces PBX and Contact Centre cloud services|
|2009||NECA launches Broadband for Seniors Internet kiosks across the Australia|
|2008||NECA revolutionises the classroom with a new interactive whiteboard|
|2007||The UNIVERGE Communications Centre is launched|
|2004||Five super computer sites are located in Australia|
|Australia implements the first i-mode mobiles for Telstra|
|2003||Next Generation broadband research unit is established|
|Delivery of Australia ’s first 3G mobiles - Hutchinson|
|2001||NEXTEP Broadband launched to deliver broadband services to small and medium enterprises throughout Australia|
|40,000 key telephone systems sold|
|1999||NECA opens the world's most advanced semiconductor R&D facility|
|1998||Launched maxi multimedia, a world first multimedia project offering on-line access to Victorian Government services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|1997||Won the contract to provide rural and remote Australia with an advanced communications system|
|1996||Introduced digital mobile telephones including Australia 's first designed and developed GSM mobile|
|1994||Produced our millionth colour television in Australia|
|Launched the mobile satellite telephone - the world's first mobile satellite telephone|
|1992||Launched the world's smallest phone - the P5|
|Completed installation of the PABX network at the Australian Antarctic Divisions Headquarters in Kingston, Tasmania, linking field bases at Macquarie Island, Casey, Davis and Mawson Stations|
|1990||Upgraded the Brisbane to Cairns microwave broadcast transmission link and completed the Melbourne-Adelaide microwave link|
|1989||Sold our 10,000th PABX in Australia|
|1986||Launched Cellular Mobile Telephones, EFT-POS Data Modems, and Envoy Telephones|
|1985||Completed the Bendigo, Victoria, remote satellite main earth station, a part of the Iterra Network Service|
|1984||Commenced manufacture of Fibre Optics Transmission Systems|
|1983||Commenced marketing pagers in Australia|
|1981||NECA Computers Australia established|
|NECA's 500th PABX system is sold|
|1980||Started producing PABX equipment|
|1979||Launched facsimile machines|
|1977||Japan's National Space Development Agency launches the NEC-produced Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (Himawari)|
|1969||NECA commenced operations with 5 employees|