NEC Corporation has concluded an additional agreement with Tokyo 2020 ©NEC

Tokyo 2020 has today announced that it has agreed to an expansion of its sponsorship agreement with NEC Corporation, which will include the new product category of "Private Network Radio Systems".

Following this additional agreement, NEC is now a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in three categories.

In February 2015, it was announced that the company would provide valuable services in the categories of "Specialist Public Safety Equipment and Software" and "Network Equipment".

NEC says it will support the operation of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games by utilising various advanced information and communications technology, including the provision of a face recognition system for identifying athletes, officials, other staff members and media representatives at venues.

The company positions its safety business as an engine for global growth, and states it will continue to promote the NEC Safer Cities initiative, which aims to create safer and more secure urban communities through digital technology.

NEC Corporation became a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in February 2015 ©Tokyo 2020
NEC Corporation became a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in February 2015 ©Tokyo 2020

The new agreement will run until December  31, 2020, within Japan.

The Olympic sponsorship programme is divided into four separate categories, with the International Olympic Committee's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constituting the very highest level. 

The Worldwide TOP Partners who support Tokyo 2020 are Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

The three remaining categories are designated for domestic sponsors. 

The highest domestic tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of
Official Supporters.