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NEC's Kaoru Kenyoshi named Vice-Chairman of International Telecommunication Union Study Group- Driving research behind the "Internet of Things" and "Future Networks" -

*** For immediate use November 30, 2012

Mr. Kaoru Kenyoshi, vice-chairman, Study Group 11Mr. Kaoru Kenyoshi, vice-chairman, Study Group 11

Tokyo & London, 30 November 2012 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that Mr. Kaoru Kenyoshi, senior expert, NEC Europe Ltd., was named vice-chairman of an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Study Group for the upcoming term (2013 - 2016). This will be the second consecutive term that Mr. Kenyoshi serves in a leading position for a Study Group.

Mr. Kenyoshi was appointed vice-chairman of Study Group 11 (SG11), which conducts research on the requirements and protocols for signaling systems. The appointment was made during the ITU's world telecommunications standardization assembly held from November 20 to 29, 2012, in Dubai.

In the next study period, Mr. Kenyoshi will help guide SG11's study of signaling systems applied to emerging communication services such as "Future Networks" and the "Internet of Things."

"Mr. Kenyoshi's reappointment to a leading position in one of the ITU's Study Groups reflects our continuous dedication to the support of global standardization activities," said Mr. Shunichiro Tejima, senior vice president, NEC Corporation. "NEC will capitalize on the knowledge and information obtained through this activity to accelerate time to market for products and services based on new technology standards."

The ITU's world telecommunications standardization assembly is held once every four years. This year's assembly is responsible for determining upcoming standardization topics, approving standardization structure, and selecting the chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of Study Groups that carry out designated standardization activities for the upcoming study period.


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Kaoru Kenyoshi joined NEC in April 1984, and his responsibilities have included the development of switching equipment software. Mr. Kenyoshi has also been a chief manager of NEC's Carrier Network business unit, where he oversaw the development of solutions for the NTT Group. In October 2008, Mr. Kenyoshi became vice chairman of ITU's SG11. Since January 2012, he has also served on the Board of Directors of ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

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