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[February 20, 2013]

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Contela, Inc. Partner to Deliver Enterprise LTE Small Cell Solution

RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)--

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) today announced that the company is partnering with Contela, Inc. to deliver an end-to-end LTE Small Cell solution. The solution leverages the Hitachi ER5000 Small Cell Gateway (News - Alert) and Contela's LTE Small Cell Access Point for enterprise and public applications. The combined solution ensures stable high speed service, and supports faster deployment of high-speed LTE (News - Alert) network coverage.

An LTE Small Cell, also known as a Home eNode B (HeNB) or a femto cell, provides LTE base-station functionality in a very small, cost-effective form factor, ensuring the highest data capacity and RF coverage for business and home users. In wireless networks where data demands are constantly outpacing existing infrastructure, the Hitachi/Contela (News - Alert) LTE Small Cell solution enables the efficient handling of data traffic while minimizing the signaling load presented to the existing EPC elements in the core network.

Hitachi CTA has developed and deployed telecommunications equipment in extremely competitive and advanced network environments and continues this tradition by delivering a leading edge end-to-end LTE small cell solution. The Hitachi solution provides wireless operators with an LTE Small Cell with field-proven stability and a wealth of platform features that incorporate years of learning from some of the largest LTE macro and small cell deployments in the world.

"The Small Cell Gateway leverages the Hitachi ER5000 MME's proven subscriber and mobility management software and demonstrates the innovative architectural flexibility of Hitachi's solution," said Don Keeler, VP of PLM & Business Development, Hitahi Communication Technologies America, Inc. "We are pleased to provide this product as part of the end-to-end LTE Small Cell solution with Contela."

"Contela is delighted to join with Hitachi CTA to provide our field-proven Small Cell product and management system as part of this solution," said Jang Ahn Kwon, Contela CMO & Vice President. "Service providers can now quickly and easily provide the LTE services that their subscribers want, and ensure maximum performance to the end user."

Hitachi CTA will be providing private demonstrations of the LTE Small Cell solution at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona this week. Wireless operators interested in viewing a private demonstration may contact Hitachi CTA before the show.

About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for communications service providers. The company offers technology for advanced wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet Core and Small Cell solutions. Hitachi CTA offers high-speed optical networking equipment for metro and data center applications, software platforms for subscriber "connected home" and "machine-to-machine" (M2M) applications deployment and management. For more information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit www.hitachi-cta.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About Contela, Inc.

Contela (www.contela.com) is a leading small cell company providing 3G and LTE end-to-end small cell solutions including Small Cell AP, Small Cell Gateway and Management Systems for

home, enterprise, and public metro and rural deployment. Based on a history of verified experiences of providing commercial services and products for more than 12 years, Contela in 2010 launched the world's first data-only small cell service with its Data Small Cell in Korea successfully deployed by SK Telecom (News - Alert).


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