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NEC and Wellington City Council, New Zealand Reached an Agreement That Aims to Bring Cutting-Edge Technology to the Capital City

NEC and Wellington City Council, New Zealand reached an agreement that aims to bring cutting-edge technology to the Capital City

Tokyo, May 26, 2014 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that NEC New Zealand Limited signed a ‘memorandum of collaboration’ with Wellington City Council, New Zealand.

Under this agreement, NEC will provide cutting edge technologies in order to enhance the performance and efficiency of Wellington’s public infrastructure, including transportation networks, as part of supporting Wellington City Council’s ‘Towards 2040: Smart Capital’ economic and technology strategy.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the non-exclusive agreement with NEC could enable the company and the Council to test and perfect a range of technologies. “NEC needs to partner with real organizations – with real services and customer needs – so it can develop and fine-tune its technologies. In a manner of speaking, Wellington City Council could be a ‘test bed’ for NEC technologies – this would be to the benefit of the city and its people.”

NEC will work collaboratively with Wellington City Council to develop innovative solutions along with various local partners and collaborators, by leveraging its knowledge, ideas and state of the art technologies to explore the creation of new possibilities with the ultimate focus being both the New Zealand and export market.

“NEC is extremely happy to be partnered with the Wellington City Council in our efforts to promote Smart Capital initiatives,” said Leonard Dench, Managing Director, NEC New Zealand. “We look forward to contributing to Wellington’s advancement as a dynamic city that fosters creativity, exploration and innovation.”

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group is working towards the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. NEC aims to develop solutions for a wide range of issues as a company that creates value through the promotion of its “Solutions for Society” which provide advanced social infrastructure utilizing ICT.

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

About NEC in New Zealand
Since originally supplying technology to New Zealand in the 1960’s, NEC New Zealand is a leading solutions and service provider of IT and network, telecommunication and identity solutions. With innovation at the heart of the organisation, NEC New Zealand’s commitment to quality, reliability and value has seen it through more than 50 years of innovation in New Zealand. NEC’s state-of-the-art technologies are backed by local technical expertise and are used in various creative applications to enhance the lives of the people in New Zealand every day, from connecting callers to sorting mail items, from providing timely updates via diverse digital signage network to empowering law enforcement agencies with biometric technologies.

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