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Evolution of “Connect” to support Digital Transformation

NEC will transform existing information and communication networks to next-generation information and communication infrastructures that support the Digital Transformation currently underway in all industries. Using these next-generation information and communication infrastructures, we will co-create new social value with telecom carriers and industry partners.

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    Rated highly for the value we provide that connects people to other people, things, and society on a global scale.
  • Point 2

    Realize the swift provision of a variety of services, improve customer satisfaction, and contribute to the increase in carriers’ profits.
  • Point 3

    As a partner responsible for the next generation of information and communication infrastructure, we will co-create with our customers to achieve new social value and business.

Connect in networks with a global track record

Through the establishment of communications and infrastructure networks and service platforms, NEC has provided the value that connects people to other people, things, and society throughout the world. For example, in the areas of communications and infrastructure, NEC’s high-quality, highly trusted ultra-compact microwave radio system “PASOLINK”, with a history of over three decades, which has long been used as a mobile backhaul for telecom carriers, has been adopted in over 150 countries worldwide. Moreover, with our submarine cable system, NEC handles entire projects from production to installation and everything from terminal equipment for cable stations to submarine cables and optical repeaters; we have a track record of laying more than 250,000 km of submarine cable, which is the equivalent of six trips around the Earth. In the areas of service infrastructure, NEC has high ratings from telecom carriers for its network operation and management system (OSS/BSS*1). Together with its US affiliate Netcracker Technology, we have provided services to more than 250 client companies worldwide in the past twenty years. NEC has continuously provided the value that connects through our network, which is highly regarded worldwide.

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Flexibly and efficiently connect for the speedy provision of a variety of services

With the rapid increase in the volume of information because of the spread of the use of smartphones and cloud services, as well as the diversification in workstyles, lifestyles, and business models, issues, such as the need to reinforce networks, maintain and use of network infrastructure, and the increasingly complex service provision processes are becoming evident. In response to these issues, NEC leads the competition with its efforts in SDN/NFV*2 to release telecom carriers from complicated network operation and management and to improve the satisfaction of end users. This is because SDN/NFV is technology that makes it possible to flexibly provide a wide variety of services with a simple, seamless virtual network using software.

NEC’s SDN/NFV realizes the collective operation and management of entire networks by linking OSS/BSS, which has a high global reputation. And, we provide it with Network-as-a-Service solutions using ecosystems with partners, mainly ICT vendors, that have a variety of technologies to respond to the various issues of telecom carriers. These solutions are highly valued by global telecom carriers for the ease with which they can be adopted to existing networks and the rapid startup of services. They are being steadily adopted into commercial networks. Additionally, by working on linking these solutions to automation solutions using AI, we will pursue flexibility and efficiency with software. Through this, we will provide a wide variety of services more swiftly and contribute to an increase in profits and growth in business for telecom carriers.

*2 Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions Virtualization

Connect as a partner responsible for the next generation of information and communication infrastructure

We are seeing more convenient, innovative services using IoT and unique entertainment using AR/VR*3 in several areas. These are new customer experiences (contexts) made possible by connecting to the network, and the startup of new services and businesses in response to these changes is accelerating in every industry. At the same time, by connecting everything and combining businesses across different industries, we are seeing new issues. These issues include the rapid increase in the volume of information incomparable to what we have seen thus far and a network complexity that exceeds the telecom industry and is deeply related to other industries.

To prepare for this in the near future, in addition to solutions that realize flexibility and efficiency through SDN/NFV, NEC is working to create a network that can comfortably handle enormous volumes of data at high-speed, high volume, ultra-low latency, and multiple terminal connections through 5G. NEC is also working to provide solutions for intelligent network operation using NEC’s cutting-edge AI, verification technology, and service platforms to realize an optimal network and IT environment depending on the applications and conditions. Through these efforts, we will transform existing information and communication networks into the next-generation information and communication infrastructure that supports Digital Transformation in every industry. Additionally, NEC is using its vast volume of information gained from combining businesses across different industries to not only develop new products and solutions but to also propose new work styles and lifestyles, and we are also working to create new social value. For example, we are partnering with not only telecom carriers but also a variety of industries, including the security and construction industries, and co-creating advanced services through intelligent networks leveraging 5G, AI, and IoT as we find new ways of connecting to networks using wearable devices as part of our efforts to create new value. As a partner responsible for the next generation of information and communication infrastructure that supports Digital Transformation, NEC will work with customers from a variety of industries to create new social value and co-create businesses that will lead to the realization of those values.

*3 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality


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Co-creation with customers by connecting people, things, and contexts

Through the development of digital technology, we are seeing the appearance of a series of new services rooted in experiences based on connections through networks. In this environment, service providers must be able to swiftly start up services, swiftly make improvements, and expand services. By accelerating this cycle, they can increase the probability that a new business will be created and the speed at which they can be provided. To realize this, NEC will provide the value of speed as a partner by providing optimal network environments for each service using SDN/NFV; realizing a variety of services leveraging 5G (fifth generation mobile communication system), AI, and IoT; and providing a wide range of solutions swiftly through ecosystems with partners.

Digital Transformation requires robust capabilities in IT solutions and solid network technology. Using the experience and know-how gained from providing solutions to domestic and overseas customers in both IT and networks, NEC is now working to build the next generation of information and communication infrastructure. However, to fully leverage this next generation network, we believe it is important to have a shared vision with our customers and co-create services and solutions. These efforts require us to improve our ability to create services. In addition to network skills, we must understand the operations of our customers and improve our ability to create new services. This will bring about innovation through co-creation. As the first step in such co-creating efforts, we are working on the development of advanced services that use the cutting-edge technology of 5G, AI, and IoT as a partner with customers in a variety of industries, as well as telecom carriers.

At NEC, we will expand such efforts for co-creation and continue to work as a partner with our customers in a variety of industries to co-create business. Using the next generation of information and communication infrastructure that will support the Digital Transformation of all industries and connect people, things, and contexts in a productive way, we will contribute to better lives for people and the creation of new social value.

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Connect more comfortably and conveniently

The communication infrastructure that NEC provides on a global scale plays a part in the SDGs aiming to provide inexpensive and equal access for all people. We will support future technological innovation and the resulting advancement of this industry by realizing faster and more robust networks.

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Connect flexibly and efficiently

Our SDN/NFV solutions linked to our OSS/BSS simplify the operation and management of complex networks and allow us to provide flexible networks depending on the services. This makes it possible to reduce the labor required for network operation and to focus resources on areas that maximize the values provided. We will reduce the lead-time to the provision of our various services, improve customer satisfaction, and contribute to increased profits for telecom carriers.

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Development of connections to meet the diverse needs of all industries

Leveraging 5G, AI, and IoT, NEC will provide intelligent network and service platforms to meet the diverse needs of a wide range of industries. As a partner supporting the Digital Transformation of all industries, we will work with customers from a variety of industries to create new social value and co-create business.

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