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NEC Participates in SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2013

*** For immediate use October 11, 2013

Tokyo & London October 11, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced its participation in the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Frankfurt, Germany from October 15-18, 2013.

At the congress, various SDN experts from the company will present industry foresight and market insight during keynotes, presentations and panel discussions. In addition, NEC will showcase demonstrations of Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and Virtual DataCenter (vDC) at the NEC exhibition stand.

Date/Time Session Speaker Contents
October 15
Open Networking
Foundation workshop
Dr. Daniele Abbadessa, Business
Development Manager, NEC
Europe Ltd.
Joint presentation with Dr. Diego Lopez, Head of Technology Exploration, Telefonica I+D, about an SDN/NFV use case
October 16
SDN Cloud & Data
Centre Forum
Mr. Gerry Feeney, Head of Market Development, NEC Europe Ltd. Software Defined Networking: A path to programmable networks
October 16
Panel Debate -
Cloud innovation using SDN
Mr. Gerry Feeney, Head of Market Development, NEC Europe Ltd.  
October 17
Keynote Mr. Kazuya Hashimoto,
Executive Vice President,
NEC Europe Ltd.
The way towards the Service Driven Network
October 18
12:20 -13:00
Panel Debate - Mobile SDN/NFV Dr. Dirk Kutscher, Research
Group Manager, NEC
Laboratories Europe

"Carrier network environments are changing dramatically, including the diversification of services and business models, traffic profiles, disaster resiliency and ecological concerns. These changes are driving the evolution of carrier networks towards greater simplicity and flexibility," said Kazuya Hashimoto, Executive Vice President, Carrier Solutions EMEA at NEC Europe. "NEC has channeled its extensive experience and unparalleled technological expertise into developing robust, ultra-low latency, carrier-grade SDN. NEC's SDN solutions enable users to provide network services that configure themselves flexibly according to individual service needs for a true ‘Service Driven Network'."

NEC's continuous promotion of SDN includes its participation in leading industry events such as "SDN World" in Barcelona, SDN and OpenFlow APAC in Singapore and the SDN summit & NFV World in Prague. Going forward, NEC aims to maintain a leading role in the development and application of SDN solutions.

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