LONDON and TOKYO - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is showcasing its portfolio of solutions to help telecom carriers increase service agility, improve revenues and affordably meet rising mobile capacity demands at Mobile World Congress 2014.
NEC's portfolio of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions will be a key focus of the show, including demonstrations of the world's first commercially available virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).
EPC is likely to be one of the first network elements that operators virtualize as they roll out LTE services. NEC's vEPC is already being implemented in Myanmar - one of Asia's most promising growth markets - as part of a national project to support LTE and fixed-line telephone services.
NEC's vCPE solution enables IP functions to be shifted from a customer's on-premises equipment to a telecom operator's network. This allows operators to rapidly deploy services, improve network operations and provide new services in a more cost effective manner. Additionally, it increases the capability to remotely fix technical problems, thereby reducing costs, while accelerating the time-to-market.
Furthermore, NEC will highlight its Traffic Management Systems (TMS) and NetCracker's Telecom Operation and Management Systems (TOMS) that provide centralized control over carriers' end-to-end networks and optimize traffic flow. This enables telecom carriers to differentiate themselves on a Quality of Service (QoS) basis, service providers to gain bandwidth assurance, and consumers to benefit from increased security and a more consistent quality.
NEC solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014 include: Carrier Data Center Infrastructure, Virtual Data Center (vDC) Solutions, Enterprise-RAN (E-RAN) Solutions, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Big Data Analysis Solutions and Image Recognition Services
Mr. Takayuki Morita, executive vice president at NEC, commented, "Mobile World Congress provides an ideal opportunity for NEC to showcase its ability to help telecom operators cost-effectively anticipate and meet the coverage and capacity demands of consumers in a mobile data era. By using our innovative SDN, NFV and related carrier solutions, operators can gain unprecedented control over the scale, scope and speed of their networks."
NEC welcomes visitors at Mobile World Congress at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, February 24-27, 2014 in Hall 3, Stand 3N10.