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Five NEC Representatives Assume Executive Positions in ITU-T- Advancing R&D and standardization in future networks -

Tokyo & London, March 4, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701)  announced that four NEC researchers have been appointed as rapporteurs for the International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Sector (ITU-T), in addition to a vice chairman appointed at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA12) held in November 2012. The five researchers will work for the four year period from 2013 through 2016.

Details are as follows:

Name Study
position/executive position
Area of responsibility
Mr. Kaoru Kenyoshi SG11 Vice Chairman Signalling requirements and protocols
Mr. Matt Lopez SG11 Question 4 Rapporteur Virtualization network resource control
Mr. Hideo Himeno SG11 Question 14 Rapporteur Cloud interoperability
Mr. Takashi Egawa SG13 Question 14 Rapporteur Software Defined Networking and Service aware networking of future networks
Mr. Kazunori Tanikawa SG16 Question 14 Rapporteur Digital signage systems and services

The ITU-T conducts development and standardization of Future Networks (FN) for telecommunications carriers and companies, as well as promotes architecture, services and signalling systems, including cloud systems, digital signage, and Software-defined Networking (SDN). At the first session of this term, the composition of each study group was confirmed with the approval of the questions and rapporteurs.

"NEC has assumed a leading role in formulating global standards and contributing to standardization activities by leveraging its experience in network products and research and development of new technologies," said Kaoru Kenyoshi, Vice Chairman at ITU and Senior Expert, NEC Europe.

"The appointment of five NEC Group members demonstrates recognition of the company's commitment to standardization activities, together with the superior talent of the individuals supporting it."

By delivering communications equipment that conforms to global standards, NEC is driving the development of increasingly sophisticated communications network technologies and services.


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