TOKYO Aug 20 Motorola Inc MOT.N and Japan's
NEC Corp (6701.T) have won orders for base stations and other
equipment to build Japanese cellphone operator KDDI Corp's
(9433.T) next-generation mobile network, the three firms said on
KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile phone operator after NTT
DoCoMo Inc (9437.T), has said it would spend roughly 500 billion
yen ($5.30 billion) on its "Long Term Evolution" technology.
KDDI, which also competes with Softbank Corp (9984.T), plans
to build its LTE network in December 2012, two years after DoCoMo
launches LTE services.
LTE will enable faster uploads and downloads of movies, music
and other data to mobile devices.
Shares of NEC were up 0.3 percent and KDDI was up 1.4
percent, against a 1.6 percent rise in the benchmark Nikkei
(Reporting by Mayumi Negishi; Editing by Chris Gallagher)