NEC starts shipping LRE to DoCoMo

1 Jul 2010

Japanese equipment manufacturer NEC Corporation announced yesterday it has started shipping low power radio equipment (LRE) to domestic mobile operator NTT DoCoMo’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) base stations. The LRE devices offer a low-power solution and can be deployed indoors to enhance radio signal coverage in areas not reached by outdoor base stations. The vendor’s LRE devices are compatible with DoCoMo’s LTE and W-CDMA standards and allow accelerated communication speeds through the adoption of multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology. The cellco launched a trial of its LTE network on 8 June.