UTStarcom Builds On Broadband Success in Europe With New Contract From Tiscali Italia
ALAMEDA, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced a contract to supply its iAN8K(R) B1000
Multiservice Access Node / Gateway (MSAN / MSAG) to Tiscali Italia S.p.A., the
Italian operation of Tiscali, one of the main European independent
telecommunication companies. Tiscali Italia will deploy over 350,000 lines of
UTStarcom's iAN8K(R) B1000 to support the delivery of high-speed data, voice
over IP (VoIP) and IPTV services to all major markets in Italy.
UTStarcom iAN8K to Support Delivery of Triple Play Services in Italy
'UTStarcom's iAN8K B1000 MSAN technology improves our network efficiency
and management by enabling us to support the full range of multimedia services
Tiscali offers its customers on a single, IP-based platform,' said Andrea
Podda, chief technology officer at Tiscali Italia. 'UTStarcom's iAN8K solution
also enables us to deliver VDSL and PON access. Additionally, UTStarcom showed
great flexibility in customizing the solution and adapting their product's
VoIP protocols to work seamlessly with our VoIP Class 5 softswitch and other
existing elements installed in our network.'
million broadband access ports in
been a broadband customer of UTStarcom's since 2004, when it selected
UTStarcom's AN-2000(TM) IP DSLAM to serve as the cornerstone of its
multiservice broadband network in delivering ADSL2+, a first for any operator
'UTStarcom is a key provider of broadband access technologies to Tiscali
Italia with more than 300,000 ports deployed to date,' said Youssef Kassissia,
UTStarcom's vice president of sales for the EMEA region. 'This new contract
will more than double our installed base in Tiscali's network, further proof
of Tiscali's complete confidence in UTStarcom to provide reliable broadband
access and VoIP solutions that integrate seamlessly into their network to help
drive revenue-generating services.'
About UTStarcom's iAN8K(R) B1000 Multiservice Access Node / Gateway
UTStarcom's iAN8K(R) B1000 MSAN is a multimedia network edge gateway
supporting broadband and Voice over IP (VoIP) services on a single, unified
platform that enables carriers to deploy IP- based services like high-speed
Internet access, VoIP and IPTV multimedia services. The iAN8K was designed for
highly efficient, converged service delivery across an evolving networking
landscape. This solution expands the capacity and performance of narrowband,
broadband and transport solutions. UTStarcom's wireline broadband product
offering also includes NetRing MSTP optical transport platforms, an extensive
FTTx portfolio, and the industry leading RollingStream(TM) IPTV and multimedia
Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Milan: TIS) is one of the main independent
European telecommunication companies. With one of the largest and most
interconnected IP networks in the world, Tiscali is able to supply its
customers, residential and business, with a full range of services: Internet
access, both dial-up and ADSL, voice, VoIP, media, value added services (VAS),
and other technologically advanced products.
the UK. More than 1.9 million were ADSL customers, of which 700,000 received
Tiscali's corporate website can be found at http://www.tiscali.com.
About UTStarcom, Inc.
UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company develops, manufactures and
markets its broadband, wireless, and terminal solutions to network operators
in both emerging and established telecommunications markets worldwide.
UTStarcom enables its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access
services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path
to cost-efficient, end-to-end IP networks. UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and
is headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and
development centers in the USA,
information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at
The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated
expansion of the telecommunications provider's network in
Company's products, the anticipated growth in demand for services that utilize
the Company's products, continued product development, product delivery and
any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the installation and
integration of the product in the provider's network are forward-looking in
nature and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may
cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly
changing technology, the rapidly changing nature of the telecommunications
product transition and delivery, unforeseen technical difficulties in
installation and operation, and other uncertainties such as changes in
government regulation, licensing requirements, and economic and political
identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q
and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange
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