UTStarcom Wins Contract from Jinan, Shandong Province to Accelerate Its Network Transformation and Integration

BEIJING - UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI) announced on Sept.15 that it has won the bid for Jinan Radio & TV Network Center's Equipment Purchase Project to become the Center's exclusive broadband solution provider and thus step up its network upgrading efforts. It is revealed that the project will use EPON technology to deploy wireless network services in residential apartments and office buildings.

Transforming the one-way transmission into the interactive two-way transmission is the key to realizing the integration of telecommunications networks, cable TV networks and the Internet. After deployment of the UTStarcom solution, the Jinan Radio & TV Network Center will be capable of providing high quality carrier-class broadband and multimedia services to business and residential customers. With its unique extensibility and upgradability, the Center will be able to provide Video-on-demand (VOD) and data broadcasting services and other value added services within its cable TV network.

The two-way network transformation project will deploy optical access lines in two ways: EPON + LAN and EPON + EOC. The products it will use mainly include the OLT BBS1000+box, the machine frame style BBS4000 and ONU204i-h. The BBS1000 + is highly integrated EPON equipment with built-in L2/L3 switching functionality, supporting up to 8 PON links.

Through FTTH / FTTB / FTTC optic networks, the BBS1000 + provides transmission with bandwidth up to 1Gbps for business and residential customers. The BBS4000 is carrier-class machine frame style EPON equipment; it supports up to 44 OLT EPON interfaces, serving a maximum of 2,816 GEPON subscribers via a 9U chassis (splitting ratio of 1:64 pm).

"We are committed to the integration of telecommunications networks, cable TV networks and the Internet," said Jack Lu, Chief Executive Officer of UTStarcom. "Many radio & TV networks have started integrating their networks, and we anticipate cooperating with them in a variety of ways. UTStarcom will be more focused on providing services and solutions. The Jinan Radio & TV Network Transformation Project is a significant part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen cooperation with broadcasting entities."

UTStarcom is one of the world's largest suppliers of EPON products. It possesses advanced EPON technology and rich professional experience; its EPON products have been deployed in Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, the Caribbean, Russia and other markets, with the number of ports exceeding 6.5 million. In China, UTStarcom's EPON products have been widely used in more than 200 projects in 26 provinces. In the broadcasting field, UTStarcom's EPON solutions are winning more and more users in Jiangsu, Sichuan, Hubei and other provinces.

About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international services and support. The Company sells its 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.

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