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5G xHaul transformation services launched

29th June 2021
Alex Lynn

NEC Corporation has announced its launch of 5G xHaul transformation services with the establishment of 5G transport network Centers of Excellence (CoE) in the Europe and Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM) regions.

Foreseeing growing demand to enhance operator networks to enable the diversified use cases anticipated with 5G, there is a need to transform all domains of the network, from the core to radio access and the edge. As the foundation for unlocking the full potential of 5G, the transformation of xHaul networks is imperative for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to stay ahead of the game.

However, every CSP has its unique architecture and requirements that need to be tailored accordingly. To address such needs, NEC has launched professional services that are based on an ecosystem of award-winning partnerships, extensive offerings, and customised services that match with specific business requirements for customers.

The services will support the full lifecycle of CSPs' networks, from analysis and planning to deployment and operation, in order to optimise the total cost of operations (TCO) for networks. Services will also include the validation and pre-integration of a multi-vendor environment. Through these services, NEC aims to help realise a seamless transformation for xHaul, enabling operators to dynamically accommodate granular network performance demands required in the 5G era.

NEC's newly established CoEs will play key roles in the provisioning of these xHaul transformation services by centralising the domain expertise built on decades of experience and engagements in transport networks, globally and regionally. Additionally, a universal lab facility has been established to complement the CoEs in conducting customer-specific ecosystem validations as well as supporting solution development.

In addition to the Open RAN CoE established last year in the United Kingdom, the launch of these services and establishment of new transport CoEs will enhance NEC's capabilities as a ‘One-stop Network Integrator’ and help drive the evolution of 5G networks through the delivery of open, carrier-grade end-to-end networks across the globe.

"Capitalising on our strong global IP, optical and microwave expertise, NEC serves as a premier network integrator to deliver tailor-made services that match the unique requirement of each customer," said Mayuko Tatewaki, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation. "With the launch of 5G xHaul transformation services and our CoEs as the backbone, NEC will accelerate deployment of services offering to help CSPs enhance their networks."

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