NEC and MTI strategic alliance to expedite Open RAN installations Globally | HSINCHU, Taiwan, and TOKYO, Japan, June 25, 2021 – JCN Newswire (via JCN Newswire) – Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI; TAIEX: 2314), a leading network RF solutions provider, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, today announced a collaboration to enhance the Open RAN ecosystem with a variety of radio options to cater to global 4G and 5G markets.
This strategic alliance aims to provide Communication Service Providers (CSPs) with a broader Open RAN product offering, enabling multiple use cases ranging from rural to metropolitan locations, with network configurations and performance characteristics such as minimal and massive MIMO.
NEC and MTI will collaborate to bring radio devices to market in order to address the growing demand for Open RAN radios. NEC and MTI will continue to meet the stringent quality requirements for Tier-1 operators developing Open RAN networks around the world.
NEC has deployed a range of alternative choices to expand its Open RAN and disaggregated product portfolio in response to market requests for supply chain diversification that ensures carrier-grade performance, reliability, and availability. NEC’s Open RAN product selection is being expanded as a result of this strategic partnership, which addresses a large market potential.
MTI Chairman & CEO Allen Yen remarked, “NEC is an industry pioneer in open and disaggregated networks, showcasing its skills in integrating end-to-end Open RAN solutions.” “MTI is pleased to be one of NEC’s strategic partners in addressing the need for open, high-performance, high-quality 5G radio equipment,” says the company.
“An open, disaggregated 5G network ecosystem promises to revolutionise the industry,” stated Shigeru Okuya, NEC Corporation’s Senior Vice President. “By forming this strong and strategic cooperation with MTI, NEC reaffirms its commitment to speed commercial Open RAN deployments and provide greater value to its clients.”