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NEC to set up Network Excellence Centre in Chennai for microwave communication work

Mumbai, March 29 2012: -  Japan -headquartered IT and network technologies leader, NEC Corporation is to set up a Mobile Network Excellence Centre (NMEC) in Chennai, next month.
The NMEC is the first mobile communication system development centre that the NEC Group will establish in India. It will design and develop hardware and software for the PASOLINK series of ultra-compact microwave communication systems, widely accepted as key products for mobile backhaul in the global market. Initially, the NMEC will be located in the NEC India office in Chennai. The centre is expected to relocate to a new office in Chennai by the end of this year.

Says Atsushi Noro, deputy general manager of NEC's Mobile Wireless Network Division: “NEC will recruit local talent and work closely with Indian development partners in order to create a global development system. NEC had previously decided to produce PASOLINK systems in the Special Economic Zone near Chennai, India and will begin shipping products from June this year. The establishment of the NMEC in India, one of the world’s largest markets, allows NEC to benefit from the global sense and development skills of local engineers, as well as further enhance its development efficiency and time to market. Furthermore, the centre’s development and production capabilities will enable NEC to offer competitive products to global markets.”