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November 26, 2007

Cricket Communications Selects Starent Networks' Multimedia Core Platform Solution

By Brian Solomon, TMCnet Web Editor

Starent Networks (News - Alert) announced today that Cricket Communications has selected its ST16 multimedia core platform solution in order to provide multimedia services to its subscribers.

"The vast majority of Cricket customers use their mobile phones as their primary or only phone. Our customers are dependent on their phones, and they look to us to provide always-on service with a variety of the latest features and applications," said Chris Demange, Cricket’s director of network engineering and development. "By deploying Starent Network's solutions, we are better preparing ourselves to handle the increasing demand for high bandwidth services. Starent Network's solutions offer our network a high degree of intelligence that helps bolster the quality of our service offerings at a time when quality of service is at issue with so many mobile users."
A wireless cell phone service provider, Cricket offers local businesses and customers unlimited, flat-rate service over an all-digital wireless network. Starent Network's multimedia core platform will give Cricket the ability to enhance its offering of mobile applications, which includes games, text messaging and picture messaging, and to prepare for the next-generation of multimedia applications.

Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page
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