UTStarcom and Cisco Partner to Deliver Triple Play Services in Brazil
CHICAGO, SUPERCOMM, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. , a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, and Cisco Systems, Inc. , the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced a partnership to deliver triple play services -- high-speed data, voice-over-IP (VoIP) and television-over-IP (TVoIP) -- to the Brazilian market.
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"This partnership with Cisco Systems is yet another example of UTStarcom's commitment to working with other global technology leaders to deliver the world-class services that subscribers demand," said Hitoshi Nagano, area vice president for Brazil at UTStarcom. "Our solutions provide operators with a common, IP-based platform to offer bundled voice, high-speed data and streaming video services to their subscribers in a cost-effective and operationally efficient manner. Coupled with Cisco's experience and leadership in building IP and advanced metro-Ethernet networks around the world, we believe this partnership will drive the growth of triple play services in Brazil."
As a part of the agreement, UTStarcom will provide its broadband and video solutions, which will be running over Cisco's IP-core, aggregation and metro-Ethernet infrastructure products. Cisco currently has a leadership position in all key IP network elements in Brazil, making it a great fit with UTStarcom's IP video products to create an end-to-end solution.
A similar solution to the one being offered in Brazil is running today in Japan, where both UTStarcom and Cisco together play a similar role to provide an end-to-end triple-play solution to subscribers.
"Cisco and UTStarcom are already in an advanced testing stage of these end-to-end solutions with many of the top carriers in Brazil," said Pedro Ripper, director of Service Providers Area at Cisco Brazil. "Our solution should allow Brazilian customers to experience the same level of convenience and advanced features found in triple play services that are offered today in some of the most advanced telecommunications markets in the world, such as Japan. The convergence of multiple services such as voice, data, and video are the future of telecom, and IP is the future for the converged-service delivery platform. Together, Cisco and UTStarcom are providing a proven and comprehensive end-to-end IP solution to our local operator partners in Brazil that will enable them to add video-over-IP as new key service to their existing portfolio."
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About UTStarcom, Inc.
UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. 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. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design operations in the United States, China, Korea and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at http://www.utstar.com/.
The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated activities of the partnership between UTStarcom and Cisco, the anticipated benefits to operators and subscribers of the IP-based platform, the reliability of the IP-based platform, and the role of IP in future service delivery platforms are forward-looking in nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly changing technology, the changing nature of the telecommunications market in general and triple play services in particular, the possibility of slower than expected growth in the telecommunications markets, evolving product and application standards, changes or delays in product introductions and deployments, the termination or material amendment of significant contracts, partnerships or alliances, and other uncertainties, such as changes in governmental regulation and licensing requirements in relevant markets. UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk factors 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 Commission.
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