Japan’s NEC Corporation has signed a global frame agreement with Norwegian telecoms giant Telenor Group under which it will provide the latter with microwave communications systems. In a press release, NEC noted that this agreement will apply to Telenor’s 13 telecommunications affiliates in northern and eastern Europe, and Asia. As per the deal, NEC will reportedly provide total support from the introduction of its ultra-compact microwave communications systems, iPASOLINK VR and iPASOLINK EX Advanced, over the next five years. NEC is first scheduled to provide iPASOLINK to Telenor Pakistan, following which it will then expand the supply of its products to Telenor’s other subsidiaries.
Commenting on the deal, Atsuo Kawamura, Executive Vice President at NEC, said: ‘With NEC’s iPASOLINK, Telenor can enhance network connectivity, enabling their customers to experience better, high-quality services. NEC will continue to provide advanced solutions to Telenor, including microwave equipment, IP routers and optical communications systems, so that we can contribute to the diversification and sophistication of their communication services.’