NEC and Cisco collaborate on global expansion of 5G solutions

NEC and Cisco Systems (Cisco) have signed a partnership agreement “Global System Integrator Agreement” to accelerate the global expansion of IP transport network solutions in 5G (5th generation mobile communication system). The deal was signed in recognition of NEC’s track record of collaborating as a Cisco gold partner for over 20 years and its engineering capabilities to enable Cisco products to be delivered to global customers. Based on this agreement, NEC’s knowledge as an integrator in the IT / networking field will be combined with Cisco’s portfolio of 5G solutions to create added value in NEC’s 5G ecosystem. The two companies will jointly work on new business opportunities related to 5G. NEC Group companies will enhance their 5G ecosystem by leveraging Cisco products and solutions suitable for areas such as IP metro, access transport, and edge cloud computing. Cisco will provide a high standard of product and proposal / implementation support to provide strong value to NEC’s customers. In the future, the two companies will jointly strengthen their solution portfolio to solve customer problems and promote digital transformation (DX) of customers globally through close cooperation in each region. “We believe 5G will drive the Internet in a new era and accelerate customer DX. Cisco will work with NEC,” said Jonathan Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Massscale Infrastructure Group. , Strongly drive the transformation needed for network infrastructure for the next decade of the evolution of the Internet. ” In addition, Mr. Hidekasa Yoon, General Manager of NEC Digital Network Division, said, “Collaboration through the network solution ecosystem is indispensable for continuing to meet diversifying customer demands and building win-win relationships. Through the partnership, NEC will drive the customer journey with innovative solutions and strengthen its global competitiveness as a network integrator. ”