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KDDI Awards LTE Contracts to Motorola and NEC

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Japanese mobile network operator, KDDI has awarded LTE deployment contracts to both Motorola and NEC. Motorola is to provide network infrastructure, including RAN base stations, while NEC will be providing base stations.

KDDI will deploy its LTE network in both 1.5GHz and 800MHz bands, and intends to offer commercial LTE services by December 2012 following a series of trials scheduled to begin in mid 2010. The company aims to have national broadband mobile phone service covering 96.5% of Japan by the end of 2014.

"We are honored to be selected by our long-time customer KDDI to team with them in developing an innovative solution for their networking needs," said Bruce Brda, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola Wireless Networks. "Motorola is committed to bringing LTE to the market and delivering flexible solutions that help customers like KDDI accelerate the delivery of next-generation wireless access services in the most cost-effective manner possible."

No financial details were announced for either contract.

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