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Bengaluru, NFAPost: NEC Technologies India announced its rebranding to NEC Corporation India (NEC), effective from September 21, 2020. The shift reflects the company’s strong commitment to the country and India’s growing importance to the NEC Group’s global business.

NEC has plans to expand the portfolio and depth of its solutions and services offered both in the Indian market and globally. Supported by a strong and talented workforce of 6,000 employees in India, the company now serves as a global delivery hub for offshore support & product development, pursuing further growth in the domestic market.

Commenting on the occasion, NEC Corporation India President & CEO Aalok Kumar said 2020 marks an important year in the execution of the company’s future business strategy to drive global growth trajectory for the NEC Group.

Solution development

“We are promoting an ‘India Go Big’ initiative by leveraging our solution development and delivery capability from India to aid global business growth. The name change is a result of a rebranding effort designed to mirror the focused approach and our commitment to the Indian market,” said NEC Corporation India President & CEO Aalok Kumar.

NEC started operations in India in the 1950’s and expanded its business from telecommunications to public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication and IT platforms, serving across governments, businesses as well as individuals.

With its multiple Centre of Excellences (COEs) for analytics platform solutions, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail, NEC in India offers innovative new services and solutions for India and global markets. In addition, NEC plans to establish a new COE for the transportation business in India by leveraging its expertise in supporting over 4,000 buses across various BRT projects in the country.

Digital government

NEC also established NEC Laboratories India (NLI) in July 2018 with an aim to launch new business utilizing local know-how and big data in the fields of public transportation, logistics, public safety, digital government and cashless payment.

Besides an incubation hub for groups working on technology-based social innovation, NLI is working towards the development and commercialisation of innovative solutions to solve complex social problems in India. NLI plans to promote the spread of solutions from India to other emerging countries, while blazing a successful path of reverse innovation to markets throughout the world.

NEC’s key projects include the Chennai-Andaman submarine cable project, which was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and aims at bridging the digital gap in the island by ensuring speedy internet access. In the aviation sector, NEC’s biometric-based paperless boarding solution will enable a seamless airport experience for passengers.

Tokyo-headquartered NEC is working on a number of smart city projects as well by setting up digital command and control centers for traffic management and public safety.

Value to enterprises

NEC is contributing significantly to the digital transformation of India and working on technologies like 5G to provide value to enterprises, governments and society as a whole.NEC operates across India with offices in Noida (head office), Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Surat and global branch offices in Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United States.

Technology major NEC is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies and brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to provide solutions for empowering people, businesses and society.

Headquartered in Japan, NEC started operations in India in the 1950s, accelerating its growth through the expansion of business to global markets. NEC in India expanded its business from telecommunications to public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication and IT platforms, serving across governments, businesses as well as individuals. With its Centre of Excellence for analytics platform solutions, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail, NEC in India offers innovative new services and solutions for India and global markets.

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