UTStarcom to Display Broadband Technology at the 2014 Optical Fiber Conference in San Francisco - Software Defined Networking Technology to be Prominent Exhibition Feature -

- Company Debuts Joint Technology Initiative with Korea's Dasan Networks -

HONG KONG, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI), a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, will participate in the 2014 Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in San Francisco to showcase the latest developments in its broadband and optical network infrastructure technology.

UTStarcom's delegation will be headed by Mr. William Wong, UTStarcom's Chief Executive Officer, and Tim Ti, Senior Vice President for Advanced Network Architecture and Strategic Business Development.

"The audience at OFC is on the forefront of the telecom and data networking trends and will be able to appreciate the advancements in our product lineup to improve broadband network infrastructure and operations," said Mr. William Wong. "UTStarcom's broadband technology facilitates the transition to networks that can more easily handle '4G' traffic and form the backbone of 'next gen' networks that deliver a rich, compelling and customized experience for end-users."

Showcasing Leadership in Broadband Infrastructure Design

UTStarcom's exhibit will display several new products that embody its "Simple Network, Simple Operation" approach to product design and network operation:

  • The latest in its NetRing™ TN series line of  Packed Optical Transport network products, based on MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet
  • In-house designed Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Dasan Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON)

UTStarcom has ramped up product development in its broadband business as its customer base of cable service, telecommunications and broadband service providers looks for technology to meet consumers' growing desire for mobile connectivity and "on demand" information and entertainment programming.

In the past year, UTStarcom has added to its NetRing™ Packet Optical Transport line up, offering new features to allow quicker deployment, greater reliability and improved network operational efficiency. The company has also launched a major SDN initiative to offer customers a faster and more economical approach to construct networks and cloud-based solutions that significantly upgrade the end-user experience.

Leveraging Partner's Technology Platform

In addition, the UTStarcom exhibit will feature its Dasan Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network, or GPON technology. This technology is a result of UTStarcom's partnership with Dasan Networks, one of Korea's leading Internet technology providers, and adds bandwidth access solutions to UTStarcom's packet optical transport product lineup.

Leading the Discussion on Cloud-Based Infrastructure

As part of its presence at the conference, UTStarcom will host a presentation titled "Enabling Infrastructure Beyond the Cloud," led by Mr. Tim Ti. That presentation will take place 3:00PM-4:00PM, March 13th in Expo Theater III of San Francisco's Moscone Center. UTStarcom will also hold meetings with industry analysts and executives from cable television, broadband and telecommunications service providers at its booth, No. 2303 in Hall C Expo Theater III.

About UTStarcom Holdings Corp.

UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) is a global telecommunications infrastructure provider dedicated to developing technology that will serve the rapidly growing demand for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming and other applications. We work with carriers globally, from Asia to the Americas, to meet this demand through a range of innovative broadband packet optical transport and wireless/fixed-line access products and solutions. The company's end-to-end broadband product portfolio, enhanced through in-house Software Defined Networking (SDN)-based orchestration, enables mobile and fixed-line network operators and enterprises worldwide to build highly efficient and resilient future-proof networks for a range of applications, including mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access and Wi-Fi data offload. Our strategic investments in media operational support service providers expand UTStarcom's capabilities in the field of next generation video platforms. UTStarcom was founded in 1991, started trading on NASDAQ in 2000, and has operating entities in Tokyo, Japan; Fremont, USA; Hangzhou, China; Delhi and Bangalore, India. For more information about UTStarcom, please visit http://www.utstar.com.

SOURCE UTStarcom Holdings Corp.



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