Fujitsu today announced it has been selected by NTT DoCoMo to be a key supplier of core network systems for the cellco’s so-called ‘Super 3G’ next generation wireless network. Under the deal Fujitsu will supply Evolved Packet Core (EPC) equipment including its S-GW system, a relay node which is designed to handle data transmissions with mobile phone handsets, and its P-GW node, which connects the core network to corporate and other external networks. Fuijtsu teamed up with DoCoMo in 2006 to develop and manufacture base stations and handsets for the operator’s proposed Super 3G next generation network (NGN), which is based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. With this latest announcement, Fujitsu will be supplying comprehensive systems for the NGN, ranging from wireless base stations and core network systems to mobile phones.
Earlier this month, CommsUpdate reported that DoCoMo selected NEC to provide an EPC network capable of supporting its Super 3G networks. It is understood NEC has already been selected as a Super 3G wireless base station and terminal provider for the cellco.