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NEC Technologies

NEC is a global leader in the integration of IT and network technologies with a legacy of more than 100 years. The NEC Group globally provides ‘Solutions for Society’ that promote safety, security, fairness and equality of the society. Under the company’s corporate message of ‘Orchestrating a Brighter World’, the group aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and create a new social value for the changing world of tomorrow.

The company was included in the ‘2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ and in the ‘World’s Top 100 Most Innovative Organizations for 2016’ by Thomson Reuters. The brand has been recognized as ‘World’s No.1 Biometric Company’ by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) four times in a row.


A subsidiary of NEC Corporation that’s headquartered in Japan, NEC Corporation India (NEC India) started operations in the country from the 1950s. Initially when the group started offering enterprise solutions in India, it mainly leveraged the brand value established in Japan to serve the global market. Slowly and steadily the leaders looked at offering a broader set of enterprise solutions to address the local challenges. A couple of years later the brand started investing in a few local solutions for the Indian market aligned with the governments’ ‘Make in India’ initiative and weaved this as part of its India to global journey.

Empowering businesses with their cutting-edge products and solutions, NEC India currently caters to the sectors like telecommunications, public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication and IT platforms among others. The organization delivers analytics platform solutions, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail solutions across its clientele that includes government, organizations, businesses and individuals. NEC India is headquartered in Noida with offices in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, and Surat with global branch offices in Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United States.

Supported by a strong and talented workforce of 6,000 employees in India, the company serves as a global delivery hub for offshore support & product development, pursuing further growth in the domestic market. Over the past 60 years, banking on the brand legacy and business excellence, NEC India has contributed to the country’s transformation with cutting edge customized technology solutions.

Overall NEC India has been a long-standing partner to India’s growth and has not only supported medium and large enterprises but also the government in achieving its mission of ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Self-Reliant India’.


NEC’s growth trajectory has been stupendous; the right technology innovation chords coupled with an expansive portfolio. The brand continues to be a frontrunner in partnering with the government to derive solutions based on the new models and its local presence in the Indian market is robust in terms of quality and cost expectation. It remains committed towards contributing development of safe, secure and smooth communications infrastructure by expanding solutions business portfolio.

NEC is one of the first few companies to venture into track and trace logistics. Through its joint venture with NICDC (National Industrial Corridor Development Programme), NEC India has proven itself as an innovation powerhouse for global geographies by handling 97% of India’s container volume. The company provides data analytics with 99.99% accuracy which has resulted in building rich logistics data bank to help containerization in India. The global player has the experience of handling inefficiencies in the Indian logistics sector and with a minimum turnaround time streamlines container movement flow across the country. To summarize, NEC is empowering the society at large by solving complex societal challenges.


As an organization that is committed to improving lives in the country, NEC India has evolved to provide tailor-made services and solutions and thus continued to invest in R&D capabilities. With its ‘In India – For India’ & ‘From India – For Globe’ strategy, NEC’s R&D teams have been able to develop innovative solutions that create social value and are globally scalable. Moreover, its huge pool of engineering and technology talent across various verticals including public safety, communications, infrastructure, aviation, logistics and transportation solutions contributes significantly to the digital transformation journey of the world geographies from India.

A century old organization with 49k + patents, NEC’s innovation story is beyond imagination. The solutions are all brought to market after extensive R&D and systemic checks on its safety and compliance regulations. Moreover, NEC’s global best practice policy ensures in keeping up with technological advancements, all the while staying compliant and within regulatory norms.

As a holistic IT solutions provider, the brand has reinforced its continued leadership in telecom, logistics and transportation sectors. From laying the foundation of smart cities to ensuring network connectivity, the brand is aiding India’s growth by building digital infrastructure for a new tomorrow. As one of the top three global players that caters to submarine cable connectivity, the latest Andaman and Nicobar project exemplifies how NEC empowers life of the next billion.

Driving Digital Transformation of India using NEC’s innovative & cutting edge technologies:

  • Streamlined India’s fragmented Logistics sector by tracking more than 27 Million Containers through “Track & Trace” Technology
  • Empowered 1.3 Billion Indians through Multimodal Biometric Identification System
  • Reduced Crime Rate by more than 27% in Surat by deploying intelligent smart city solutions
  • Completed the first ever-underwater submarine cable project connecting the Andaman and Nicobar islands to mainland through Chennai, thereby empowering 4.5 lacs islanders with information that can bring better education, healthcare & social welfare.
  • Managed 4000+ Buses through multiple BRT projects deployed in various parts of the country
  • Talent pool of 6000 technology professionals to accelerate Digital revolution in India and across the globe


NEC Corporation India is focused towards building its product portfolio including contactless technology as the scope and demand is high in sectors including aviation, tourism, public safety, etc. With tracking of around 27 M containers, the brand continues to raise the bar with the joint venture, NICDC Logistics Data Services Ltd. When it comes to transportation business, NEC is facilitating contactless payments of bus tickets to provide a safe and seamless experience with its solutions. In Ahmedabad, they have collaborated with Paytm to provide cashless tickets. Additionally, the company has developed a mobile app – Janyatra app which can be used to book tickets through Paytm and have introduced QR codes to validate them at the bus or railway stations. The company is working on introducing paperless boarding at four leading airports in the country.

NEC India powered the world’s largest bio-metric data base, commonly known as the Aadhar card. Aadhar card or the Unique ID is not a no. It is a voice to many Indians who could never be heard, provided empowerment to many for what is their right and provided courage to millions to dream to get ahead in life. The company also assisted the government in implementing BRT operations across India and is committed towards the development of smart city projects. The company has implemented large and complex ICT projects in cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalyan Dombivali,

Gurugram & Saharanpur. Some of the highlights include:

  • Contribution to national security in Surat with 27% reduction reported in crime rates
  • Conversion of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) into a smart war room to combat the spread of coronavirus
  • Set-up of Integrated command and control centre in Hubballi Dharwad Smart City and Saharanpur Smart City to effectively manage and monitor everyday operations

Reinforcing its focus on building safer and smarter cities, with the utilization of Artificial Intelligence, IoT, video analytics, and system integration capability, NEC India has been instrumental in creating safer, smarter and secure societies. Through the use of modern CCTV cameras that are connected by an optical fiber network, they are able to monitor communities and make pre-emptive moves wherever necessary.

More recently, the company has completed a major infrastructure project, the Chennai-Andaman 2,314 km long undersea optical fiber cable project, which was inaugurated by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 10th August, 2020. This marquee project is going to improve connectivity in the islands significantly thereby enhancing commerce, education, and tourism opportunities in the region.

With hi-tech solutions like biometric authentication, cyber security, fingerprint identification and others the brand is working relentlessly on building a product portfolio that is of utmost importance in the current times.

From being one of the key service providers for backend biometric systems for Aadhaar to introducing the widely recognized BRT to being instrumental in providing transparency in the logistics sector through the Logistics Data Bank project, NEC Corporation India is the undisputed market leader. It maintains an excellent global track record of being a recognized innovator which creates social and environmental values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency through its business.

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Pankaj Vermani