New Dehli, India - UTStarcom, Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by United Telecoms Limited to deliver Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), bandwidth on demand and Voice over IP (VoIP) services in the state of Goa. Upon completion, the Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON)/fiber technology network will be the first specifically designed to deliver e-Governance and triple play solutions in India.
The deployment of the Goa Broadband Network is an expansion of UTStarcom's recently deployed fiber network with United Telecoms Ltd. and demonstrates UTStarcom's continued success in delivering broadband solutions, a core business focus area for the company. The Goa Broadband Network marks the first time UTStarcom's RollingStream IPTV, GEPON and mSwitch solutions will be integrated into a single customer network for the delivery of end-to-end, triple play services.
"We are honored to play a key role in the fulfillment of the Goa State Government's broadband vision, which will revolutionize the broadband, voice and video communication experiences for citizens in Goa," said Dr. P. Rajmohan Rao, managing director of United Telecoms Ltd. "United Telecoms Ltd. is the leader in deploying State WANs in the country, and the broadband, IPTV, and NGN technologies provided by UTStarcom enable us to architect a unique Goa Broadband Network for the delivery of innovative services."
The end-to-end network will provide more than 100,000 subscribers in Goa with high-speed access to several new services including broadcast-quality IPTV and e-Governance applications. Additional feature-rich applications and services to be delivered through the deployment include on-demand entertainment services, interactive gaming, VoIP, tele-medicine, distance learning and e-commerce.
Mr. Manmohan Singh, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, celebrated the inauguration of the Goa Broadband Network in late 2007.
"The State of Goa deployment firmly establishes UTStarcom's leadership and commitment to offering innovative IP technologies that support the goals of the country's government," said Vijay Yadav, managing director for UTStarcom in South Asia. "By coupling IPTV service with VoIP and high-speed data access, next generation service providers such as United Telecoms Ltd. are opening up new revenue streams while enabling new services that enrich consumers' communication experiences."
In 2007, UTStarcom was selected by United Telecoms Limited to deploy its GEPON fiber access solution to serve as the foundation for the new State Wide Area Network (SWAN) in the state of Goa. UTStarcom's RollingStream end-to-end IPTV system -- which will also be deployed on the network -- currently supports more than 800,000 live IPTV subscribers globally and maintains a current total system capacity of more than one million subscribers as a result of recent successful deployments in China with China Netcom and China Telecom, in India with Bharti Airtel and MTNL/Aksh, in Japan with Softbank, in Latin America with Brasil Telecom and in Taiwan with Markwell.
SOURCE: UTStarcom, Inc.