UTStarcom bags EPON contract to support Smart Grid in Ningxia province


UTStarcom Holdings, a provider of interactive, IP-based
network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and broadband for cable and
telecom operators, announced that it has won an Ethernet Passive Optical
Network (EPON) contract to strengthen Ningxia Electric Power Company’s
integrated electric distribution system and communication platform.


Since 2010, Ningxia Electric has accelerated the
construction of its integrated electric distribution system and communication
platform as the Chinese government spurs the development of smart grid networks
across the country.


By 2012, Ningxia Electric expects the integrated electric
distribution system and communication platform to be operational in five cities
within Ningxia province.


“Our EPON solution enhances Ningxia Electric’s
distribution system and communication platform, integrating more functionality
at a low cost of entry”, said Jack Lu, chief executive officer, UTStarcom.


“We are encouraged by the new contract and are
confident we will be able to capitalize on similar opportunities in the future
as China’s government continues to promote the digitalization and automation of
the state grid network,” Lu added.


UTStarcom’s EPON solution helps electric companies build
high-quality and reliable communication channels. In addition, it collects data
and provides optical fiber to end users to meet the various business needs of
customers. The Company plans on booking this equipment-based sale in the third
quarter of 2011.


UTStarcom recently announced that it has provided
the Gigabit and Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) products to support
Bharat Sanchar Nigam on its fibre to home (FTTH) service which was launched in
India on 23rd July 2011.


“We would like to take this opportunity to
congratulate BSNL on the successful launch of the FTTH service. It is a great
honour and pride for us to be associated with BSNL in providing the FTTH
service in the Indian market,” said Jack Lu, president and CEO, UTStarcom.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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