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NEC claims first with virtual MVNO platform

Japanese vendor NEC this week made available what it claims is the world’s first virtualised Mobile Virtual Network Operator platform (vMVNO), running in a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment.

HTC warns of quarterly loss

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has warned that it is expecting to make a loss in 3Q13. It said in a statement that operating margin for the forthcoming quarter is expected to be in the range of zero per cent to negative eight per cent.

NEC pulls out of smartphone business

Japanese vendor NEC is ending its development, manufacture and sale of smartphones. However, it will continue providing maintenance and support services for its existing smartphones and continue developing and producing feature phones and tablet devices.

NEC and Portugal Telecom collaborate on SDN

Japanese vendor NEC has established a partnership with Portuguese incumbent operator Portugal Telecom that will see the two firms collaborate on SDN (software defined networking) and virtualisation technology for datacenters and carrier networks.

NEC builds cloud presence in China

Japanese equipment vendor NEC this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Chongqing City, one of China’s four national central cities, with a view to forming a strategic partnership in the smart city and cloud service areas.

Kapsch acquires NEC’s railway business

System integrator and railway telecoms solutions provider Kapsch CarrierCom has acquired the railway business of NEC Portugal. Under the terms of the deal, Kapsch has also taken over all of NEC’s railway contracts.

Japanese firms team up on smartphone chips

Japanese handset makers NEC and Fujitsu have joined forces with the country’s market leading operator NTT Docomo to set up a joint venture to develop smartphone chips. The firms have collaborated closely in the past and had even attempted to launch a similar JV, with the participation of Samsung and Panasonic.

NEC to cut 10,000 jobs

Japanese manufacturer NEC has announced that it will cut 10,000 jobs and is expecting to record a loss of 100bn yen ($1.3bn) for 2011. Some 3,000 positions will be lost outside its home country.

Telefónica and NEC launch cloud services in Argentina

Japanese vendor NEC has announced that Spanish incumbent operator Telefónica has launched cloud services in the Argentinian market using the NEC cloud platform. The two companies announced a strategic partnership in February this year to promote cloud computing in Latin America.

KDDI taps Motorola, NEC for LTE rollout

Second placed Japanese operator KDDI has tapped Motorola and NEC to build its LTE network, with an eye to launching commercial services in late 2012.

NEC wins UQ WiMAX deal

UQ Communications, a mobile WiMAX operator in Japan, has selected NEC to supply 802.16e base stations.

Denmark’s TDC strikes femto deal

Denmark’s leading mobile operator, TDC Mobile, said Friday that it has tapped NEC to deploy a femtocell network later this year. The agreement will see the deployment of a friendly user trial of femtocell access points deployed in consumer locations and connected to TDC’s commercial core network system. Femtocells are low power wireless access points […]

NEC and ArrayComm form WiMAX partnership

NEC and ArrayComm have entered into a partnership to develop new WiMAX products. The joint effort is slated to deliver WiMAX base station beginning mid-2009. The products will include WiMAX Forum IO-MIMO and upcoming IO-Beamforming capability. ArrayComm brings to the table its A-MASTM multi-antenna signal processing software. NEC contributes with its PasoWings WiMAX base station. […]

MontaVista takes seat in LiMo

Mobile Linux movement, the LiMo Foundation, won yet more support on Thursday as OS developer MontaVista joined the group. A handful of telecom powerhouses banded together in January to form the mobile Linux collective. Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile, Samsung and Vodafone were the founding members. A not for profit organisation, the foundation […]

Linux proponents rev up LiMo Foundation

A handful of telecom powerhouses banded together on Friday for the official launch of mobile Linux collective, the LiMo Foundation. Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile, Samsung and Vodafone intend to collaborate on a Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. A not for profit organisation, the foundation is aimed at blending the community-based development benefits […]

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