NEC and Telenor Group sign a global framework agreement to deliver end-to-end transport network solutions – NEC selects Juniper Networks and Infinera to help provide IP transport routers and optical communications equipment


Sunnyvale, Calif., – 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 Thedéen, 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.

(*)Telenor Norway, Telenor Sweden, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Serbia, Telenor Montenegro, Telenor Bulgaria, DIGI Malaysia, dtac Thailand, Telenor Myanmar, Grameenphone Bangladesh, Uninor India, Telenor Pakistan.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

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About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logos are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Infinera

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their datacenter, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

Source: Infinera


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