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Tokyo, February 19, 2009 - NEC Corporation announced today its selection by Albania's Albtelecom (Headquarters: Tirana) to deploy a broadband access network based on NEC's 5000 Series ultra compact trunk microwave communications system, PASOLINK, and its MN Series SDH multiplexer, which will enable Albetelecom to efficiently address the region's rapidly increasing data traffic needs.
Albtelecom is Albania's leading fixed-line operator, and NEC's microwave systems will be introduced to support Albtelecom's broadband network. PASOLINK's flexibility enables the system to process a wide variety of transmission speeds and interfaces within the same platform, which facilitates the ongoing voice and data traffic growth associated with the expansion of ADSL network coverage in Albania.
Today's announcement marks the opening of business between NEC and Albtelecom, an agreement that also represents the first order in Eastern Europe for the 5000S trunk microwave system and the first European order for the MN Series SDH multiplexer. Looking forward, NEC will continue to leverage its industry experience to proactively develop and promote innovative new technologies as a leading global provider of wireless broadband communications systems.