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Telenor Norway Selects Starent Networks for Complete Core Network Deployment
[November 05, 2009]

Telenor Norway Selects Starent Networks for Complete Core Network Deployment


TEWKSBURY, Mass. & FORNEBU, Norway --(Business Wire)-- Starent Networks (News - Alert), a leading provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to deliver broadband multimedia services, announced today that Telenor (News - Alert) Norway, Norway's leading wireless provider, selected the company to provide multimedia core network equipment for the carrier's 2G, 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE networks.



"This is the biggest upgrade of the mobile network in Norway we have ever carried out. It will create a solid base for further developing the services offered by the Telenor mobile network and the quality of those services. Our main aim is to provide customers with better, more innovative services across the country. This means better in terms of capacity, speed and stability," explains Ragnar Kårhus, CEO of Telenor Norway.

Telenor will deploy Starent's market-leading Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and Gateway (News - Alert) GPRS Support Node (GGSN) for the 2G and 3G/UMTS networks and Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) for the 4G/LTE network on the ST40 multimedia core platform. Additionally, Telenor's network will utilize Starent's Network-Based Traffic Optimization In-Line Service.


"At Telenor, we look to deploy robust, innovative technology that will allow us to enhance our customers' experience and deliver a wide range of services," said Kårhus. "Starent Networks best fit this criteria by providing a high-performance solution that integrates network intelligence, along with the ability to support 2G, 3G and 4G on a common core platform." In the Nordic region, mobile broadband traffic is strong and the number of advanced users is increasing. Telenor Norway will utilize Starent's multimedia core solutions to enable high-speed multimedia services such as video, digital music, social networking and Internet on its networks.

"Telenor is one of the most successful and innovative global mobile operators," said Ashraf Dahod (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of Starent Networks. "We are very excited to work with them on providing broadband multimedia services to their customers in Norway and are committed to their success. To be selected for their complete network from 2G to 3G and next generation 4G/LTE is very rewarding." About the Telenor Group The Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia. Headquartered in Norway, the Telenor Group is among the largest mobile operators in the world with over 160 million mobile subscriptions, revenues in 2008 of NOK 110 billion, and a workforce of more than 40,000 (all numbers include Kyivstar).

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For more information about the Telenor Group, please visit www.telenorgroup.com About Starent Networks Starent Networks, Corp. is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to deliver multimedia services to their subscribers. Starent Networks has created solutions that provide mobile operators with the functions and services needed for access, mobility management and call control in their networks. Through integrated intelligence and high performance capabilities, Starent Networks' solutions also enhance subscriber management, billing and session policy enforcement. The company's products are capable of supporting a wide range of mobile wireless networks, such as CDMA2000, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, WiFi, and WiMAX (News - Alert). Starent Networks' products have been deployed by over 100 mobile operators in 45 countries. Additional information about Starent Networks is available at www.starentnetworks.com.

Starent Networks' Safe Harbor Statement Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Starent Networks, including statements about expectations related to the company's multimedia core platform solutions and in-line services, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements contain the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the inability to predict the future success or market acceptance of Starent Networks' multimedia core platform solutions, the highly competitive and rapidly evolving market in which Starent Networks' competes, Starent Networks' limited operating history, the fluctuation of its past operating results, its reliance on a limited number of customers for a significant portion of its revenues and its reliance on a single line of products and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Starent Networks' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and other documents we periodically file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Starent Networks' views as of the date of this press release. Starent Networks anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while Starent Networks may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Starent Networks' views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Starent®, ST40 and the Starent Networks logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Starent Networks, Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned in this release may be the trademarks of their respective owners

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