Telenor Picks Starent

Starent solution to support 2G, 3G/UMTS, and 4G/LTE

November 5, 2009

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., and FORNEBU, Norway -- Starent Networks, a leading provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to deliver broadband multimedia services, announced today that Telenor 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 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.”

Starent Networks Corp. (Nasdaq: STAR)

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