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NEC America Reveals Its U.S. Network Operator WiMAX Strategy; NEC To Release Its First US WiMAX Product; Offering Increased Coverage and Quicker Transmission Capabilities.

IRVING, Texas -- NEC America, Inc. (NEC), a leading provider of microwave radio communications products, today announced its strategy to deliver an IEEE802.16e-2005 standard based Mobile WiMAX solution aimed at the U.S. market. With a strong history in deploying digital microwave technology, NEC has the capability to help operators deliver high-speed, carrier-grade Ethernet data communications via a wireless network; which can allow operators a swift rollout of both fixed and mobile IP services.

NEC intends to release a IEEE802.16e-2005 standard compliant solution including SOFDMA technology and downlink PUSC (Partially Utilized Sub-Channels), which can enhance the system performance when compared to the previous 802.16-2004 standard. This new standard addresses mobility extension, which can provide more opportunities. In addition, the NEC flexible and low latency design can permit multi-service provisioning for data, voice, and video at optimum quality.

NEC's Mobile WiMAX solution can be introduced either as a full mobile capable platform from the beginning or in a multi-phased approach starting from a fixed broadband access service to complement xDSL and FTTx systems. It can also serve as an alternative access method for new carriers, that can migrate in the future to a full mobility platform - in order to allow roaming between base stations, laptops, PDA users and mobile handsets, portable entertainment players and game terminals - using the same Base Station hardware. Operators can be able to optimize their investment by applying this multi-phased approach and by adjusting to their system capability and service. NEC Mobile WiMAX can also serve as a viable alternative technology for high-speed data mobile service for non-3G licensed carriers and can compliment nationwide wireless 3G services.

Initially NEC intends to deliver WiMAX for broadband Internet connections to customers through digital waves that provide connections between direct fixed and mobile subscribers as well as backhaul networks for WLAN hotspots. The technology can allow users to build reliable WMAN networks covering wider area than Wi-Fi hot spots using licensed frequency bands.

"In combination with 3GPP/3GPP2 based standards, we see the IEEE technologies including Wi-Fi and WiMAX as having the potential to support the social infrastructure for ubiquitous connection," said Tsuneyoshi Miura, General Manager, NEC America, Inc. "In addition, we believe IEEE802.16e WiMAX capabilities will benefit carriers by helping to deliver faster and more reliable broadband wireless options to customers within the coming years."

For additional information contact 888-NEC-WAVE or visit the web site at www.necwave.com.

About NEC America, Inc.

NEC America, Inc., headquartered in Irving, Texas, is a leading provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services. NEC America serves all communications industries from carriers, to enterprise, to wireless and is an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ:NIPNY), a Global Fortune 500(R) company and one of the leading patent producing enterprises in the world. For more information about NEC America, visit its website at www.necamerica.com.
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