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NEC Provides mobile coverage solution at a Dutch medical centre for COVID 19 patients

London, 16 April, 2020NEC Europe Ltd. announced today that NEC has supplied an indoor mobile coverage solution at one of the busiest medical centers in Netherlands where COVID 19 patients are in intensive care.

The Erasmus medical center in Rotterdam expands its intensive care unit due to the COVID 19 crisis. An existing wing of the hospital is being converted into an intensive care unit where there was an urgent need for an indoor mobile coverage solution. Vodafone Business team worked with NEC along with its partner Allinq and together have made this operational in record time.

Erwin van den Heuvel, Manager ICT Services at Erasmus MC: “It is precisely in these times that being able to work remotely and also being available by phone are extremely important. This applies to our employees, but certainly also to our patients and their family members. I'm glad the service became available very quickly. ”

Pieter Brandhorst, Healthcare account manager at VodafoneZiggo adds: "The healthcare sector plays an important role in society. Not only now in the current crisis, but every day. Good networks are also of great importance. We are proud that together with our partners we can assist the people in healthcare in their important work in this way. "

 “It was extremely important to respond to the requirement promptly and efficiently in such an urgent crisis” said Arno de Kok, Network Solutions, at NEC Deutschland, Our system can be easily installed and deployed quickly because of its plug-and-play feature.  By collaborating with Vodafone and our partner, we were able to build the network very promptly, in the matter of days, rather than weeks. ”

NEC is a global pioneer and promoter of open architecture based 5G mobile technologies. As with all of NEC’s new mobile radio products, most of which are already O-RAN compliant, the above solution supplied to Vodafone will also be O-RAN compliant through a software upgrade in the future.


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