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NEC and Chongqing City form strategic partnership for smart city and cloud development

***  For immediate use April 10, 2013

Tokyo, April 10, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Chongqing City, one of China's four national central cities (*), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership in the smart city and cloud service areas.

As one of China's leading municipalities and the central city for strategic development in the country's middle-west region, Chongqing aims to shift from an industrial-oriented economy to a communications industry hub.

Based on this partnership, NEC and Chongqing will create an ecosystem of human resources for the development of IT, cutting-edge technologies, products and services for local, national and global markets.

NEC regards Chongqing as a strategic base for its business in China, providing cloud services that support social infrastructure and smart city projects, as well as contributing to the city's industrial development with information and communication technologies.

Details of the agreement include the following:

  1. Establishment of a local subsidiary and data center
    NEC will establish a local subsidiary focused on cloud business and a data center supporting cloud service platforms.

  2. Development of cloud service applications
    NEC will establish a laboratory for the development of cloud service applications for government, traffic, disaster prevention, energy, medical system and agricultural uses, in addition to the development of cloud computing technologies.

  3. Development of human resources for the cloud industry
    NEC will develop human resources for the cloud industry and technical certification in cooperation with Chongqing City.



(*) National central cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing

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