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    NEC’s mobile backhaul supports O2’s first 4G mobile network LTE trial in the UK


    NEC has announced at Mobile World Congress  that it is supporting Telefónica O2 in its trial of LTE 4G next-generation mobile services in the UK.  O2 deployed NEC's microwave backhaul solution, PASOLINK, to provide a high-capacity, resilient transmission link to one of O2's key LTE trial sites in the Slough area, Berkshire, UK.  

    NEC's PASOLINK is used to carry high-definition video streaming, mobile gaming, high-speed file transfer and video conferencing.

    "NEC provided us with the high performance and flexible access link to trial our next generation LTE mobile service," said Nigel Purdy, Head of Networks, Telefónica O2 UK Limited. 

    Also at MWC, NEC announced its "Intelligent Converged Platform" for mobile backhaul which comprises the evolution of NEC's mobile backhaul solutions and services to plan, build and operate next-generation mobile broadband for mobile operators.

    "The massive demand for smartphones and data, along with plans for next-generation mobile network technologies such as LTE, has brought network quality and time to deployment right to the heart of a successful strategy for mobile operators," said Richard Hanscott, vice president, NEC Europe.  "Our backhaul solution, PASOLINK, has led the industry in high-quality network provision and we continue to lead the way with an insight and understanding of the evolving requirements and challenges faced by mobile operators."