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NEC to Release White Papers on the Mobile Networks of 2020 and beyond - Towards the Establishment of 5G - Next-Generation Mobile Telecommunications Technology -

*** For immediate use February 26, 2015

Tokyo, February 26, 2015 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it will issue three white papers relating to 5G next-generation mobile telecommunications systems, coinciding with the holding of Mobile World Congress 2015 (March 2–5, 2015, Barcelona, Spain).

The three white papers are "Network Evolution toward 2020 and Beyond," which relates to the anticipated mobile networks of 2020 and beyond; "Reinventing Transport Networks for the Future," which focuses on mobile backhaul; and the "Massive-Element Antenna for Small Cell solutions in 5G," which focuses on Massive MIMO, one of the influential technology elements of 5G.

NEC considers that, in the mobile networks of 2020 and beyond, ICT needs to play an even more important role in creating industrial infrastructure that increases economic efficiency and urban infrastructure that increases people's safety and security. In the future, ICT will penetrate into ever more diversified areas linking various systems and harmonizing them as a whole. NEC believes future mobile networks will play an important role in helping to create new solutions for society when integrated with advanced ICT platforms to create new urban/industrial infrastructure to enrich society in many different ways.

"Network Evolution toward 2020 and Beyond"

This white paper outlines NEC's vision for future mobile networks that will emerge in the run-up to 2020 and beyond (the "2020 network"). It also outlines the potential use cases and key enabling technologies. NEC believes that the flexible integration of future mobile networks with ICT-enabled urban and industrial infrastructure will help solve some of the world's most pressing social challenges.

"Reinventing Transport Networks for the Future"

As a leading innovator in computing and communications, NEC is working on various fronts to lay the foundation for a smooth and rapid deployment of advanced mobile technologies. This white paper outlines the keys to enabling advanced transport solutions, as well as NEC's vision about how networks will change in the run-up to 2020, to assist telecom operators to define their network evolution strategy.

"Massive-Element Antenna for Small Cell solutions in 5G"

This white paper outlines the future direction of Radio Access Network (RAN) technology, geared towards the practical application of 5G technologies. NEC is developing the "Massive-Element Antenna," and is utilizing it in its fundamental research efforts towards advanced Beamforming, one of the elemental technologies of 5G. In this document, NEC will introduce the effectiveness of the Massive-Element Antenna for Small Cells, based on the results of this research.

Through the release of these white papers and through further research and development, NEC will continue to exercise its leadership as a company that uniquely has very innovative technologies in both the networking and computing domains. NEC is committed to being a social value innovator using the new "2020 network" to help create a better world.


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