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NEC to Provide HSDPA Network Technical Service for French Mobile Carrier Bouygues Telecom

London and Paris, November 20, 2007óNEC Corporation announced that NEC France SAS, an affiliate of NEC Europe Ltd., has signed a frame contract with the French mobile carrier Bouygues Telecom to provide technical services (Base Station Optimization) for its high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network.

ďBase Station OptimizationĒ refers to the maximization of service areas covered by individual RF base stations and the communication quality (network access, system handovers, etc.) in those areas. This kind of optimization will enable Bouygues Telecom to offer high-quality services and significantly improve the quality of mobile phone usage environments for end users.

NECís 3G base station optimization solutions offer a variety of benefits based on NECíS original radio wave propagation environment simulation tools and extensive know-how and experience for both indoor and outdoor quality of service (QoS) optimization. Leveraging these solutions, NEC can optimize networks supplied by any manufacturer.

NEC contributes to the expansion of 3G professional services worldwide by providing a wide range of total solutions, including operation outsourcing, software, network design and optimization, and indoor space services, in addition to offering technically-advanced and reliable hardware for the construction of global 3G networks.

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