Monday, September 10, 2007

UTStarcom Supplies IP-Based GEPON and VoIP in Pakistan

Bell & Tell has awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to UTStarcom to supply its Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) and VoIP technologies for a network rollout in Pakistan.

The first phase will consist of a multi-million dollar deployment of UTStarcom's GEPON, a FTTH/B platform that is designed to deliver high-speed voice, data and video services to residential and business subscribers. An iAN-08E Series VoIP Gateway will also be integrated into the network -- extending the existing phone equipment's functionality by enabling an end-to-end interconnection between legacy analog phones and voice-enabled broadband networks. Maxim Telecom, UTStarcom's local reseller, will help with the deployment of the network. The second phase, which will start in Q1 2008, involves expansion to additional regions in Pakistan.