NEC advise, this strategic partnership is intended to provide a broader Open RAN product offering for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and enable various use cases ranging from rural to urban areas, with network configurations and performance profiles, such as non and massive MIMO.
Under this agreement, NEC and MTI will jointly bring to market radio units to meet the increasing need for more Open RAN radios. NEC and MTI say they will continue to meet the high-quality standards required for Tier-1 operators deploying Open RAN networks across the globe.
In response to the market demands for supply chain diversification ensuring carrier-grade performance, reliability and availability, NEC has implemented a variety of different options to increase its Open RAN and disaggregated product portfolio. This strategic partnership extends NEC's Open RAN product lineup, addressing a market opportunity.
MTI chairman and CEO Allen Yen said, "NEC is an industry leader in open and disaggregated networks, demonstrating its capabilities in integrating end-to-end Open RAN solutions.
"MTI is excited to be one of NEC's strategic partners to jointly address the need for open, high performance, high quality 5G radio products."
NEC Senior Vice President Shigeru Okuya said, "An open, disaggregated 5G network ecosystem promises to drive transformation throughout the industry.
"With this firm and strategic partnership with MTI, NEC reinforces its commitment to accelerate commercial Open RAN deployments and to deliver more value to its customers."