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Together with Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic Mobile Communications is selected by NTT DoCoMo to be their Super 3G / Long Term Evolution vendor

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd and Nokia Siemens Networks have agreed to cooperate on LTE base station products. The companies jointly responded to the request by Japan’s biggest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, Inc. for its Super 3G(LTE) Base Station project, and Panasonic Mobile Communications was selected as a supplier.

LTE is the next generation system for mobile networks like GSM, WCDMA/HSPA and CDMA. It improves the delivery of new multimedia and rich call applications by enhancing data transfer speeds, reducing latency and building on a scalable flat network design.

Panasonic Mobile Communications has developed WCDMA base stations for over ten years based on NTT DoCoMo’s requirements and has delivered equipment for the operator’s FOMA TM network. Panasonic Mobile Communications also joined standardization of LTE technology and development of elements from the early stage.

Nokia Siemens Networks is the forerunner in flat architecture networks with its I-HSPA innovation, providing a smooth migration path for operators to LTE. Nokia Siemens Networks was the first to demonstrate LTE technology in 2006 with data speeds in the 160Mb/s range, and the first to demonstrate a handover between LTE and HSPA in 2007.

"We will collaborate on LTE development, and also leverage both companies’ capabilities to deliver high quality and timely solutions that meet operators’ requirements in a cost-efficient way," said Mr. Nobuyoshi Ito, Director and Member of the Board, Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.

"We are extremely proud to cooperate with Panasonic Mobile Communications and NTT DoCoMo on the development of LTE. This collaboration is a significant step for us and underpins our commitment to technologically advanced Japanese market," said Ari Lehtoranta, Head of Radio Access, Nokia Siemens Networks.

About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters are based in Yokohama, Japan, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. As one of the main business domains for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand digital electronics, Panasonic has been developing cutting edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world's first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in 2001. Panasonic is committed in providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products. For more information, please visit