NEC Telecom, one of the only really active Japanese handset makers in China, regards China as its most important overseas market amid personnel changes and the retreat of other Japanese firms. So says Ken Lu, the new president of NEC Telecom China. “Global expansion is a focus for NEC Telecom in the world and China is a priority in that expansion,” said Lu yesterday.
While continuing to develop products on 2.5-generation products including both telecoms equipment and mobile phones, NEC Telecom will also prepare for the launch of 3G mobile systems in China. The exact date for the launch is still unknown. The Japanese business said last month that it would pour another US$225 million into its handset production base in Wuhan of Central China’s Hubei Province, making the total amount US$248 million. Continue>>