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Japan Telecom Expands With UTStarcom

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSIE), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support, today announced an expansion contract with Japan Telecom Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK Corp., for deployment of several million lines of UTStarcom's highly scalable iAN-8000 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) solution.

The iAN-8000 is designed to combine the functionalities of UTStarcom's AN-2000 IP-based Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM), the iAN-2000 Voice over IP (VoIP) Media Gateway, and a traditional Digital Loop Carrier (DLC). Japan Telecom is deploying the iAN-8000 as part of a next-generation, fixed-line network from Hokkaido in northern Japan to Kyushu in the south. The iAN-8000 will enable the operator to offer its subscribers voice, high-speed data, and eventually Television over IP (TVoIP) and streaming video services over a single platform.

"The iAN-8000 combines the functionalities of customer-proven products that have been deployed with tier-one operators worldwide," said Hong Lu, chief executive officer at UTStarcom, Inc. "Converging these industry-leading products onto one standards-based platform provides our carrier customers with significant cap-ex savings and service flexibility."

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