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UTStarcom inks $42 million deal with China Telecom

Posted: 20 Oct 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Network solutions provider UTStarcom Inc. has signed contracts valued at $42 million with China Telecom Corp. to expand IP-based Personal Access System networks in regions throughout China.

The network expansions will take place in the Jiangsu, Guangdong, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Yunan provinces, as well as the Chongqing municipality.

"More than 84 million people currently subscribe for PAS service in China and subscriber growth has continued to be strong, representing better than 40 percent annual growth from 2004," said Simon Le, senior vice president of sales at UTStarcom China, in a statement. "Although total network capacity has topped 100 million lines, overall network utilization throughout China has remained high at approximately 78 percent."

UTStarcom's PAS enable operators to extend their fixed-line networks with feature-rich wireless services, rapidly expand networks to meet increased subscriber demand, and seamlessly integrate broadband and future 3G technologies into their service portfolios.

For subscribers, PAS is designed to provide short messaging service, web browsing, 64Kbps wireless Internet access, and location-based services, in addition to voice service.

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