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NEC Wins Contract for Russia- Japan Cable Network

December 12, 2006

NEC Corporation (NEC) (NASDAQ: NIPNY) today announced that it has signed a contract with Rostelecom, the largest long distance telecom operator in Russia, and KDDI Corporation in Japan for supply of a Russia- Japan cable system.

The contract is for construction of an optical submarine cable system crossing the Japan Sea to connect Nakhodka in Russia to Joetsu in Japan. The total length of the new submarine cable will be approximately 1,800km (900km x 2 routes) with transmission capacity of 640 Giga bits per second (Gbps). The system adopts 10Gbps DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology. NEC will provide a comprehensive set of equipment and services including system design, installation, commissioning and integration on a full turnkey basis.

International telecommunication connection between Russia and Japan currently relies on the existing Russia-Japan-Korea cable system (560Mbps in 1995) and satellite system. However, in order to improve international network services, Rostelecom and KDDI have decided to construct a new submarine cable. Upon completion, it will provide 1024 times larger capacity and it will also play an important role as a part of the Transit Europe-Asia (TEA) initiative linking Europe to Asia through the Russian national network. This is the shortest route between two regions, as opposed to passing through the Pacific/Atlantic Oceans or the South East Asia/Middle East route. Thus the speed and quality of international telecommunication will be dramatically enhanced.

"We are honoured to take part in the construction of the Russia-Japan Cable System. This contract is certainly a reflection of our competence in comprehensive project implementation capability and highly advanced DWDM technologies for broadband telecommunication, which have been proven by our past submarine cable projects as well as terrestrial projects in Russia. NEC will continue to dedicate its strength to the development of telecommunication infrastructure in these and other countries across the globe." said Mr. Akihito Ohtake, Senior Vice President at NEC Corporation.

NEC is a world leading submarine and terrestrial system supplier and integrator. In particular, NEC is a leading submarine cable systems supplier in Asia. Since 2005, NEC has been awarded a number of new construction contracts of submarine cable systems in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, China and Japan as well as capacity upgrade contracts for existing submarine cable systems in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, NEC has been involved in a number of telecommunications infrastructure projects in Russia through a local Russian company, CSCJ NEC Infocommunications,

Background Information

NEC Corporation has been supplying submarine cable systems for more than 30 years. In particular, it has been involved in the installation of most cable systems constructed in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. This includes involvement in the construction of huge networks such as 19,000km APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network - 2), 11,000km AJC (Australia-Japan Cable), 7,800km EAC2 (East Asia Crossing 2), 1,000km TIS (Thailand-Indonesia-Singapore), 2,500km AUFS-West (Alaska United Fiber System-West), 160km DMCS (Dumai-Melaka), 1,080km JASUKA (Indonesia Domestic), 350km EAC1 Qingdao Landing Extension, 320km Bharat Lanka (India ? Sri Lanka) Cable System, and 1100km Dhiraagu Submarine Cable Network (Maldives ? Sri Lanka).

About NEC's Business Development in Russia

NEC has been involved in business in Russia for over 30 years. Rostelecom is one of NEC's biggest customers in Russia with NEC having contributed to the deployment of many of its telecommunications infrastructure such as over 30,000 km of optical transmission systems, over 9,000 km of microwave systems, including the Trans-Siberian-Line networks, and satellite communication systems. .NEC has also pursued technology transfer to local joint venture partners. NEC Neva Communications System (established in 1997), a public switching system manufacturing facility, was the first high-tech alliance between a Japanese and Russian company. NEC has also transferred optical transmission technology to EZAN, Experimental Factory of Russian Science Academy. In the area of mobile phones NEC is contributing to the enhancement of public services by supplying application platforms, which realize mobile internet, and also over 24,000 "Pasolink" systems, which are mostly applied for microwave transmission between base stations for mobile phone infrastructure. .In July 2005, a sales and marketing affiliate "NEC Infocommunications" was established in Moscow and has been conducting localized sales and CS improvement activities. .Furthermore, NEC is committed to contributing to the next generation market (NGN) that is on the verge of development in Russia, as well as supplying 3G mobile phone infrastructure, which is expected to be deployed in the near future.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at:
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Russia-Japan Cable Network

Purchasers: Rostelecom KDDI Corporation
Route: Nakhodka (Russia) ? Joetsu (Japan) Approx. 1800km (900km x 2)
Route: 640Gbps (=10Gbps x 32WDM x 2fiber pairs)
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