Offering an ultra-compact microwave communications system, NEC's Pasolink has been selected by Turkey's Avea to support the growth of mobile backhaul solutions. The contract comes on the eve of the launch of 3G in Turkey next month.
NEC Corporation has been selected by Turkey's Avea to provide a mobile backhaul solution through Pasolink, NEC's ultra compact microwave communications system, in cooperation with local partner Karel Electronics Corporation.
Turkey is one of the largest mobile communications markets in Europe and the Middle East, boasting a total of 64 million mobile phone customers.. Headquartered in Istanbul, Avea is the country's third largest mobile operator, with 12.6 million mobile subscribers, ie, a 19.5% market share.
Turkey's mobile phone operators will launch 3G services in August 2009, and in order to secure new subscribers to their services operators are aggressively expanding their 3G high-speed data transmission infrastructure. Avea is also scheduled to begin 3G services and Pasolink will be used to carry out transmission between 3G mobile base stations. NEC expects to provide Avea with approximately 5,000 terminals by 2011.
NEC has supplied Pasolink to nearly all of Turkey's mobile operators, and boasts a wide majority of the country's ultra-compact microwave communications system market share. Pasolink's advantages are claimed to include its ability to easily and inexpensively respond to increasing telecommunications needs. The system has become the driving force behind the expansion of a wide variety of product applications able to handle different operating conditions, such as increasing data capacities and interfaces, without installing new hardware.
Furthermore, a claimed MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of more than one hundred years, achieved through an integrated production system, ensures the product's long-term reliability.
The rapidly increasing number of mobile phone subscribers and individuals accessing mobile Internet services requires swift creation and support of microwave communications systems and quality infrastructure. NEC "will continue to proactively develop and promote innovative new technologies."