True to its Japanese heritage, NEC has carved a niche for itself owing to its impeccable standards and technology. The commitment to deliver excellence and innovation in all areas of operation is the secret behind the company’s advances in the Information, Communication and Digital Technology.
With projected revenues of $30 billion, NEC is among the world’s pioneers in biometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics, and face and iris recognition. NEC has been ranked as a Visionary for its contribution to upscaling the 5G network infrastructure. The firm’s ranking in this category is also recognition of its unrivalled expertise in technological innovation that empowers people and businesses.
BOLSTERING DIGITALIZATION IN INDIA
The Fortune 500 company, NEC Corporation began operations in India in the 1950s. It started with offices in the metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore. Since then, it has played a crucial role in India’s digital transformation and has been at the helm of delivering turnkey projects for both central and the state governments. NEC’s motto — “Better Products, Better Services”— has helped cement India-Japan relations over the last 70 years.
The company has made incredible contributions to India’s networking connectivity by building a robust digital infrastructure to achieve significant improvements in productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness.
Be it enabling the entire multimodal biometric authentication for UIDAI or creating a Face Recognition System for the Surat City Police, the company has been actively engaged in realizing the vision of Digital India. From completing the mammoth 2314-km long Chennai Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) undersea optical fiber cable project (with 100Gb/s optical waves) in August 2020 to collaborating with various state governments on the ‘Preventive Digital Healthcare’ model for Indian citizens, the organization has played a pivotal role in building the digital infrastructure in India.
The firm also collaborated with telecom service providers and government bodies to create high capacity backhaul capabilities for 5G. Setting up the first open Radio Access Network (RAN) laboratory in December 2020 in Chennai is also to its credit. The company has achieved many such notable business milestones as a part of its initiative: “In India, For India and From India For Global.’’
NEC has also demonstrated its prowess in leading smart city transformation projects. It has successfully implemented large and complex ICT projects as the master system integrator in cities across India. The firm has also won the bid of the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands undersea optical fibre cable link project, which will further enable the implementation of e-Governance initiatives and boost tourism.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
With eyes set on growth, NEC India has spent more than 84,000 hours upskilling and training its people. A result of this was the launch of LEAP, a new leadership academy designed to groom senior employees to become the leaders of tomorrow. The company is also mindful of its responsibility towards environment, and is actively investing in building sustainable technology ecosystems.
The company has set the target of reducing CO2 emissions by the year 2050. Recognizing NEC’s significant contribution to corporate sustainability, the international non-profit organization CDP has listed it on its prestigious “A-List” for three years in a row.