Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 21, 2006 - NEC Corporation announced that NEC will develop equipment for Super 3G handsets, following a request for proposal from NTT DoCoMo, NEC plans to deliver commercial Super 3G mobile handsets in 2010 to NTT DoCoMo.
The Super 3G standard is expected to provide super fast downlink data rates of over 100Mbps and uplink data rates of over 50Mbps, low-latency data transmission and improved spectrum efficiency. Super 3G features highly advanced versions of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) and high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA), which are W-CDMA packet transmission technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The 3GPP, a telecommunications standards body, has been in discussion to standardize Super 3G under the name Long Term Evolution (LTE). The 3GPP plans to release LTE's final specifications in 2007, but has completed most of the basic system designs at its June meeting. DoCoMo is thus set to begin developing equipment for practical application of the Super 3G technology and started to accept supplier proposals from July this year.
Aiming to complete the development of a communication platform to realize the Super 3G mobile handsets within 2009, NEC, together with Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited, will actively promote development efforts. As the main contractor of the joint development, NEC will manage all of the joint development of the Super 3G communication platform with Panasonic Mobile Communications and Fujitsu.
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NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701; NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately 4,825 billion yen (approx. $41.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2006. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: www.nec.com or the newsroom at: www.nec.co.jp/press/en/
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