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UTStarcom Launches Virtual Gateway Labs

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI), a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, announced that on June 30th, 2015, it launched a new standalone entity, Virtual Gateway Labs (VGL) — www.vg-labs.com.

Today, as the technology innovation pace accelerates, as home applications and appliances become more sophisticated and numerous, and as customers become more demanding, network operators and service providers are looking to improve operational efficiency for the next generation deployment of residential broadband networks that will enable fast introduction of new services while reducing complexity and cost of deployment and operation. The Virtual Broadband Gateway (VBG) provides a fresh answer to these requirements with its breakthrough architecture which offers unprecedented operational flexibility.

The platform supports multiple Virtual Machines (VM’s) where each VM enables a dedicated service. As a result, instead of a number of dedicated CPEs installed at residential premises, the VBG platform can be used as a virtualized multi-tenant residential gateway that can host a mix of services from a single or even multiple service providers on a single compact device. With built in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) building blocks such as soft-routers, Analog Terminal Adapter(s), OpenWRT, can be connected or chained to create complex communication services using the VBG.

This approach brings multiple advantages to an operator and its customers: simpler installation, operation and troubleshooting, lower power consumption, easy upgrade for instant support of new features, faster time-to-market for new innovative services and business models. VGL is a standalone company launched from UTStarcom’s virtual broadband gateway business, and is focusing on the Fiber to the Home as well as the Community and Enterprise markets.

UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI)

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