Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Contela, Inc. Partner to Deliver Enterprise LTE Small Cell Solution

  Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Contela, Inc. Partner
  to Deliver Enterprise LTE Small Cell Solution

 Enables faster, end-to-end deployment of stable, high-speed wireless network
                coverage to enterprise and public subscribers

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

RICHARDSON, Texas -- February 20, 2013

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) today announced
that the company is partnering with Contela, Inc. to deliver an end-to-end LTE
Small Cell solution. The solution leverages the Hitachi ER5000 Small Cell
Gateway and Contela’s LTE Small Cell Access Point for enterprise and public
applications. The combined solution ensures stable high speed service, and
supports faster deployment of high-speed LTE network coverage.

An LTE Small Cell, also known as a Home eNode B (HeNB) or a femto cell,
provides LTE base-station functionality in a very small, cost-effective form
factor, ensuring the highest data capacity and RF coverage for business and
home users. In wireless networks where data demands are constantly outpacing
existing infrastructure, the Hitachi/Contela LTE Small Cell solution enables
the efficient handling of data traffic while minimizing the signaling load
presented to the existing EPC elements in the core network.

Hitachi CTA has developed and deployed telecommunications equipment in
extremely competitive and advanced network environments and continues this
tradition by delivering a leading edge end-to-end LTE small cell solution. The
Hitachi solution provides wireless operators with an LTE Small Cell with
field-proven stability and a wealth of platform features that incorporate
years of learning from some of the largest LTE macro and small cell
deployments in the world.

“The Small Cell Gateway leverages the Hitachi ER5000 MME’s proven subscriber
and mobility management software and demonstrates the innovative architectural
flexibility of Hitachi’s solution,” said Don Keeler, VP of PLM & Business
Development, Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. “We are pleased
to provide this product as part of the end-to-end LTE Small Cell solution with
Contela.”

“Contela is delighted to join with Hitachi CTA to provide our field-proven
Small Cell product and management system as part of this solution,” said Jang
Ahn Kwon, Contela CMO & Vice President. “Service providers can now quickly and
easily provide the LTE services that their subscribers want, and ensure
maximum performance to the end user.”

Hitachi CTA will be providing private demonstrations of the LTE Small Cell
solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Wireless operators
interested in viewing a private demonstration may contact Hitachi CTA before
the show.

About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a subsidiary
of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for
communications service providers. The company offers technology for advanced
wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet Core and Small Cell solutions.
Hitachi CTA offers high-speed optical networking equipment for metro and data
center applications, software platforms for subscriber “connected home” and
“machine-to-machine” (M2M) applications deployment and management. For more
information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit
www.hitachi-cta.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal
2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen
($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation
Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power
systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as
the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more
information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at
http://www.hitachi.com.

About Contela, Inc.

Contela (www.contela.com) is a leading small cell company providing 3G and LTE
end-to-end small cell solutions including Small Cell AP, Small Cell Gateway
and Management Systems for

home, enterprise, and public metro and rural deployment. Based on a history of
verified experiences of providing commercial services and products for more
than 12 years, Contela in 2010 launched the world's first data-only small cell
service with its Data Small Cell in Korea successfully deployed by SK Telecom.

Contact:

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Seenu Eswara, +1-469-461-3701
Director of Business Development
Cell: +1-972-742-1077
seswara@hitachi-cta.com
 
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