Dec 22, 2021 16:57 JST

Source: NEC Corporation

NEC Contributes to NTT DOCOMO's 5G Standalone (SA) Services Launch with Packet Core

TOKYO, Dec 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced it has provided packet core (5GC) and base stations (5G RUs, CU/DU) for the 5G standalone (SA)-based services that NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) launched commercially on December 13, 2021.

NEC's 5G Core for SA enables flexible operation for a variety of services thanks to its cloud-native architecture, featuring container and separation of Control and User Plane (CUPS)*. In addition, drawing on network slicing technology, NEC's 5GC for SA helps create customized networks on demand according to the different requirements for 5G services that include eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), mMTC (massive Machine Type Communication), and URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications).

Moreover, NEC's 5G CU/DU, which was previously operating as non-standalone (NSA) on DOCOMO's commercial network, has been seamlessly migrated to 5G SA, simply by a software upgrade in conjunction with the aforementioned 5GC.

"5G SA enables the provision of networking solutions that can flexibly accommodate a wide variety of use cases," said Hiroshi Kobayashi, Senior Vice President NTT DOCOMO. "Through its 5G SA, NTT DOCOMO will contribute to the creation of new value and the resolution of social issues, and promote the further advancement of its 5G network to make the lives of its customers more convenient and prosperous."

"I am honored to have been able to contribute to the commercial launch of NTT DOCOMO's 5G SA services," said Atsuo Kawamura, Executive Vice President, NEC. "By providing high-quality and reliable 5GC and base station equipment, we will strongly support the expansion of DOCOMO's 5G services, as well as contribute to the further development of next-generation mobile infrastructure throughout global markets."

For more information on NEC 5GC read our blog "Discover the real 5G"
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*A technology that provides a virtual operating environment with fewer computer resources by constructing an application execution environment on an operating system that is isolated from other processes on the OS.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world." NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

Source: NEC Corporation
Sectors: Telecoms, 5G, Wireless, Apps

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