China’s Lenovo Group and Japan’s NEC agreed to extend their joint venture agreement through 2026. The agreement signed by the two parties included amendments to the initial transaction. Amendments to the NEC brand license agreements stated that the parties to the NEC brand license agreements entered into the NEC brand license amendment agreements on October 7, 2014, to extend the terms of the NEC brand license agreements for two more years to June 30, 2018.
NEC has won a three-year $69.8 million contract to manage, maintain and support the central and local data networks of all South Australian Government agencies. This contract replaces the previous arrangement with South African firm Dimension Data, which expired on September 30. Acting Minister for the Public Sector, Martin Hamilton-Smith, said the agreement underpins the broader objective of the state government’s strategy to deliver better ICT outcomes for all South Australians.
Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence said in a statement that the project will “deliver Defence a robust and secure technology environment… simplifying our service provision and speeding up our response to change.” Today it was revealed that NEC Australia, acting as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, will be doing much of the heavy lifting. NEC Australia has won an IT infrastructure component of the job worth $150 million, providing both migration services and hosting of legacy systems until the end of the migration project.
The NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS is the first integrated platform for this market, according to NEC Asia Pacific vice president Tatsunori Shibata (pictured). It is based on NEC’s Express5800 server family, the OpenStack (cloud computing platform) and Ceph (object storage) software, and a unified dashboard to control the entire system. Noting that service providers have different requirements to the general market, Mr Shibata said NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS uses the company’s microservers based on the Atom C2000 processor.
Setting on an ambitious space business, Japan’s NEC Corporation has opened a new facility for the assembly, integration and testing of satellites at its existing plant in Fuchu City, a suburb of Tokyo, the technology company announced on 14 July. The new “Satellite Integration Centre” adds to NEC’s Fuchu plant’s existing operations, and enables NEC to assemble as many as eight satellites in parallel, the company said in a statement.
TOKYO, JAPAN: NEC Corporation has reached an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. to jointly conduct trials aimed at the practical use of technologies for a 5th-generation mobile communication standard (5G). 5G is a new mobile communication standard representing an advancement in the current 3.9G/4G (LTE/LTE-Advanced) standards currently adopted around the world. 5G is the subject of international research efforts seeking to achieve communications speeds of 10Gbps or greater, enabling higher-definition video transmission and a range of additional benefits.
TOKYO — NEC announced Tuesday that it has begun selling commercial software that uses face-recognition technology instead of a password to log on to a personal computer. To use the system, employees would register photos of their faces in advance on a company’s server. The software would then analyze several dozen characteristic points of each face, such as the distance between a subject’s eyes, and create a database.
NEW DELHI, INDIA: NEC India Pvt Ltd announced its smart enterprise solution strategy and officially launching the latest generation of its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) software, UNIVERGE 3C. NEC India will host meetings in Delhi and Mumbai where they will communicate the details of the smart enterprise strategy and showcase the new technologies and solutions.
Bangladesh has signed a contract with a consortium to install a second submarine cable that will increase the country’s internet bandwidth by sevenfold. The SEA-ME-WE-5 cable that will connect 15 leading operators in the Asia-Pacific and Europe is expected to be installed in 22 months. “Bangladesh will be one of the consortium members as we signed the contract with an objective to get 1,400 gigabits per second of internet bandwidth for the country,” said Monwar Hossain, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd. The contract was signed on Friday in Kuala Lumpur.
NEC Corporation has signed a contract with the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) consortium, comprising of 15 leading telecom operators to deploy a new 100 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) undersea cable system. The SEA-ME-WE 5 system will span 20,000 km from Singapore to Europe, and will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses. The system will span 20,000 km connecting Singapore to France via Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Djibuti, Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy.