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KDDI deploys Starent’s ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway for its 1xEV-DO network at 800 Mhz

November 16, 2004

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TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- KDDI Corporation, a leading CDMA2000 mobile operator in Japan, has deployed Starent Networks’ high performance core network platform for its 1xEV-DO network at 800 Mhz. The Starent ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway is providing high-speed data services to KDDI’s subscribers through its CDMA 1X WIN broadband service.

KDDI has the largest CDMA network in Japan with more than 18 million subscribers and has the most third generation (3G) subscribers in the country with over 16.1 million. The Japanese mobile communications market has long been one of the largest and most progressive, with a projected $13.4 billion in data revenue for 2004. This makes it the world’s largest market with two to three times the revenue of other leading countries according to analyst firm Ovum.

KDDI has built its 1xEV-DO data core network using the Starent Networks’ ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway. The nationwide deployment of the ST16 allows subscribers to access innovative new multimedia services, achieving data rates peaking at 2.4Mbps while averaging 300-600Kbps. The services will also be delivered over KDDI’s 2.1 GHz spectrum radio networks.

Subscribers can quickly interact and download a larger variety of services and applications. KDDI offers its customers unique services such as Movie Mail, Photo Mail, EZ Channel (Movie program downloads), EZ Web (a collection of domestic and international web sites), EZ Chaku-uta (music distribution and download service), and many others.

“Working with KDDI is a tremendous opportunity for Starent Networks,” said Ashraf Dahod, president and CEO or Starent Networks Corporation. “It allows us to experience and deliver some of the world’s most compelling and unique multimedia services to a very sophisticated subscriber base.”

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