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Cambridge Broadband Networks and NEC Deliver High-Capacity Enterprise Access for QSC

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CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and NEC Europe Ltd. have today announced a major agreement with QSC to provide high-speed wireless internet access to its enterprise customers. QSC, among the leading mid-size providers of ICT services in Germany, is installing CBNL's VectaStar multipoint microwave equipment to meet the high-capacity internet demands of its enterprise customers across several cities in Germany. QSC's initial deployment will consist of VectaStar access points and remote terminals, using the available 26GHz spectrum.

"We required a solution that could not only satisfy current capacity requirements but one that could be easily enhanced to deliver the inevitable increase in speed and capacity demanded by enterprises in the near future," commented Mr. Bodo Plieth, Director Wireless Networks at QSC. "Rapid and cost effective scalability is also critical and with VectaStar we have a solution that enables us to quickly address the requirements of new customers and to minimise the associated capital and operational costs."

VectaStar utilises available spectrum to aggregate data over the air and to dynamically handle peaks in data traffic to maintain a consistent quality of service. As well as efficiently using the available spectrum, the unique system architecture requires approximately half the radios of traditional point-to-point microwave. Those factors allow enterprise access and mobile backhaul networks to be rapidly and economically deployed and upgraded to meet new customer requirements.

"QSC has set about upgrading its existing enterprise access infrastructure and required a high-capacity solution that would provide the flexibility needed to quickly provision connectivity in city and urban environments to offer their competitive business solutions. VectaStar's multipoint microwave architecture is ideally suited to this task, enabling QSC to provision links and services in a matter of hours as opposed to days," commented Peter Norton, Global Account VP at Cambridge Broadband Networks.

Mr. Gunther Jugl-Curths, responsible Sales Director DACH & Benelux at NEC Deutschland added, "The agreement with QSC is the latest to arise from our partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks. Over the past two years we have jointly helped to establish multipoint microwave as one of the key enabling technologies for wireless access and backhaul. As the demand for greater data capacity continues to rise, we expect to capitalise on the market opportunity and look forward to working even closer with CBNL."

About QSC

Cologne-based QSC AG offers small and mid-size enterprises an extensive range of ICT services - from telephony, data transfer, Housing and Hosting right through to IT Outsourcing and IT Consulting. With its companies INFO AG, a full-line provider of IT services headquartered in Hamburg, and IP Exchange, a Housing and Hosting specialist headquartered in Nuremberg, the QSC Group numbers among the leading mid-size providers of ICT services in Germany. QSC offers custom-tailored Managed Services for individual ICT needs, as well as a comprehensive product portfolio for customers and marketing partners that can be modularly adapted to suit the communications and IT needs in question. QSC offers its services on the basis of its own Next Generation Networks (NGN) and operates an Open Access platform, which unites a wide range of broadband technologies. QSC AG employs a workforce of some 1,400 people and is listed on the TecDAX index.

About Cambridge Broadband Networks

Pioneering the development and deployment of next generation microwave transmission equipment since 2000, Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL) is the global leader in carrier-class, high-capacity point-to-multipoint microwave access and backhaul solutions. With customers in 38 countries, including seven of the top ten global mobile operators, CBNL's VectaStar platform is deployed by more operators, in more markets, than any other multipoint solution.

By reducing the number of radios required for each network deployment, VectaStar provides both capital and operational savings. Coupled with its industry leading statistical multiplexing technology for dynamically and efficiently managing spectral resource, the platform can reduce backhaul costs by up to 50%.

Privately-held, CBNL has headquarters in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Nigeria and South Africa and manufacturing facilities in China. For more information visit www.cbnl.com.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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