NEC wins $15M deal with unnamed telco

NEC wins $15M deal with unnamed telco

Multi-year deal with "one of the largest T1 mobile operators in Australia"

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NEC Australia has signed a deal valued at more than $15 million to provide iPasolink Microwave radio equipment and professional services for "one of the largest T1 mobile operators in Australia".

The solutions and services provider will supply and deploy more than 650 iPasolink Microwave links and UNMS system to support 4G+ network expansions and 5G deployments in metro and regional areas.

Under the three-year deal, NEC expects to enable faster 5G network roll out and more reliable mobile telecommunications services. 

"Our ongoing investment in product development and market leading solutions enables operational cost reduction and deliver fibre like capacity over Microwave for 5G networks,” said Krisztian Som, head of critical infrastructure at NEC Australia.

In October 2018, the NSW Telco Authority signed a deal for NEC to deliver microwave backhaul, network management systems and ongoing support. 

That included the Critical Communication Enhancement Program (CCEP)’s roll out on the NSW North Coast of approximately 87 sites as well as an additional 40 priority sites using NEC’s iPasolink VR ultra-compact microwave communications system and [UNMS] network management system, to facilitate interconnectivity of P25 sites.

In November 2018, Spirit Telecom acquired 10Gbps E-band radio equipment and professional services from NEC Australia in order to upgrade its 10Gb network. The $1.2 million investment was part a network expansion to expand the network reach and provide internet services 10 times faster.

That included the supply of 70 iPasolink EX-A terminals with 10Gbps full duplex throughput over the Spirit network.

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