UTStarcom Holdings signs broadband project with Chunghwa Telecom

Telecom Lead Asia: UTStarcom Holdings has signed up with Chunghwa Telecom for broadband expansion.

(source: gigaom)

As part of the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Optical Cross-Connect (OXC) network equipment and installation contract, UTStarcom will offer transport network solution NetRing 40K products in the first quarter of 2013.

The broadband project is expected to benefit customers as it delivers high-speed broadband services to Chunghwa subscribers across Taiwan.

“This agreement for additional products and services reaffirms our focus on IP-based services and key infrastructure products in the Asia Pacific market.  Taiwan is an important market for UTStarcom, and we will continue to leverage our success and high customer satisfaction in neighboring markets like Japan as we look to expand our presence in Taiwan and across the region more broadly,” said William Wong, chief executive officer of UTStarcom.

In fact, UTStarcom has been working Chunghwa Telecom since 2004 when it became an optical transport equipment supplier. It helped in improving the quality and stability of NetRing series products for Chunghwa annually.

In October 2011, UTStarcom also bagged a multi-service transfer platform (MSTP) and first packet transport network (PTN) commercial trial contract from Chunghwa, helping the service provider to better support its broadband service in Taiwan.

The NetRing 40K Platform is a versatile, next-generation optical platform designed to simplify service provider networks by combining functions of several different legacy products into a single platform. Supporting up to 40G interfaces, this platform can reduce capital and operational expenses for service providers.

In September 2011, TelecomLead.com reported that UTStarcom Holdings, a provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and broadband for cable and telecom operators, announced the launch of its upgraded NetRing TN solution, PTN 735.

Since 2006, UTStarcom has launched a series of high-quality Packet Transport Network solutions. The company’s branded packet-based optical transport system, NetRing TN, is based on the latest MPLS-TP technology.

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