NEC and Telenor sign a global agreement to deliver transport network solutions

Tokyo, -- September 9, 2015 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), together with Juniper Networks and Infinera, today announced that NEC has signed a global framework agreement with the Telenor Group, a Norway-based worldwide telecommunications operator. With this new contract, NEC becomes an end-to-end, turnkey solution provider for Telenor. As the system integrator, NEC will supply all major aspects of the operator's transport network, including microwave, IP routers and optical and will manage the delivery, installation and commission of equipment.

NEC has supported Telenor Group's successful rollout of 3G and 4G mobile services across the globe as a global supplier of microwave communications systems since 2006. Under the new contract, NEC, Juniper Networks and Infinera will provide IP transport routers and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical communications equipment to the Telenor Group's 13 telecommunications affiliates worldwide (*) to handle the ever increasing volume of traffic and content over today's networks.

"Today's announcement further reinforces our 30-year plus relationship with Telenor that started when NEC provided satellite communications systems to the operator in the 1980s," said Takayuki Morita, executive vice president, NEC Corporation. "NEC, together with its partners Juniper Networks and Infinera, are fully committed to helping Telenor maintain its competitive edge through the provision of highly-reliable, market-leading transport network solutions."

"The continued expansion of cloud computing and the mobile Internet has caused an explosion of new devices, traffic and content that require intelligent, high performance networks to power and manage them. Juniper Networks is committed to working with our strategic partners, like NEC, to deliver unprecedented levels of network performance, automation and scale that will meet the growing demands placed on IT infrastructures," said Vince Molinaro, executive vice president, Juniper Networks.

Karl Thedeen, managing director of Infinera's Metro Business Unit said, "We are delighted to be expanding our established relationship with NEC and to be partnering with both NEC and Juniper Networks in this important global framework agreement. It demonstrates the importance of Infinera's flexible approach to packet optical networking for mobile networks and the key performance advantages the solution provides to Telenor."

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