NEC and Chongqing City Form Strategic Partnership for Smart City and Cloud
Tokyo, Apr 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and
Chongqing City, one of China's four national central cities*, have signed
a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership in the
smart city and cloud service areas.
As one of China's leading municipalities and the central city for
strategic development in the country's middle-west region, Chongqing aims
to shift from an industrial-oriented economy to a communications industry hub.
Based on this partnership, NEC and Chongqing will create an ecosystem of human
resources for the development of IT, cutting-edge technologies, products and
services for local, national and global markets.
NEC regards Chongqing as a strategic base for its business in China, providing
cloud services that support social infrastructure and smart city projects, as
well as contributing to the city's industrial development with information
and communication technologies.
Details of the agreement include the following:
1.Establishment of a local subsidiary and data center
NEC will establish a local subsidiary focused on cloud business and a data
center supporting cloud service platforms.
2.Development of cloud service applications
NEC will establish a laboratory for the development of cloud service
applications for government, traffic, disaster prevention, energy, medical
system and agricultural uses, in addition to the development of cloud computing
3.Development of human resources for the cloud industry
NEC will develop human resources for the cloud industry and technical
certification in cooperation with Chongqing City.
* National central cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) 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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