Monday, April 18, 2005

UTStarcom Announes Expansion Contracts with Japan Telecom

Japan Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK, awarded a contract to UTStarcom covering its NetRing 10000 STM-64 multiservice optical transport solution. The equipment will be used in the construction of a new fixed-line network to deliver high-speed broadband, voice and video services to its subscribers. The network ultimately will serve all of Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south.

UTStarcom's NetRing product family combines Add-Drop Multiplexing (ADM), Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS), Ethernet switching, ATM multiplexing and RPR functionality into an integrated, "pay-as-you-grow" multi-service system. NetRing products are designed to perform aggregation, grooming, cross-connect, and transport functions to deliver high-density STM-1 to STM-64, PDH (E1/DS1, E3/DS3), Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and ATM services in SDH-based carrier networks.

Separately, UTStarcom announced an expansion contract with Japan Telecom for deployment of several million lines of UTStarcom's iAN-8000 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) solution. The iAN-8000 is designed to combine the functionalities of UTStarcom's AN-2000 IP-DSLAM, the iAN-2000 VoIP Media Gateway, and a traditional Digital Loop Carrier (DLC). The iAN-8000 will enable the operator to offer its subscribers voice, high-speed data, and eventually Television over IP (TVoIP) and streaming video services over a single platform.

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