SeaMobile(TM) to Deploy UTStarcom's MovingMedia(TM) 2000 All-IP Network Solution to Deliver Wireless CDMA Voice and Data Services at Sea
ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, and SeaMobile, Inc., a leading provider of advanced at-sea
wireless voice communications and data applications, today announced
UTStarcom's MovingMedia(TM) 2000 all-IP CDMA2000 network solution will be
deployed to provide wireless voice and data services to segments of the
maritime industry, including the fast-growing cruise line industry.
'Our MovingMedia 2000 product is the only all-IP CDMA2000 infrastructure
solution on the market today and is designed to provide significant cost
savings as it does not require traditional TDM transmission backhaul,' said
compact form factor, use of IP technology and ability to seamlessly work over
satellite transmission mediums make UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 solution an
ideal technology to provide wireless telecommunications service at sea.'
'Constant connectivity is a requirement in today's world of modern
believe the deployment of UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 technology will expand
our wireless voice and data offering to provide services to the millions of
CDMA wireless customers who travel and work at sea.'
About MovingMedia 2000
As a leading vendor of wireless infrastructure technology, UTStarcom's
MovingMedia 2000 aims to provide wireless operators with a complete, all-IP
solution to reap the multiple advantages of 3G networks. The solution is
designed to offer a smooth migration path for CDMA2000-based providers,
allowing them to utilize emerging technologies such as CDMA2000 1XEV-DO RevA
as they become available. Moreover, all solution components are standards
based, providing complete interoperability with other standards-based products
and allowing wireless operators to preserve their existing equipment
The MovingMedia 2000 solution leverages market-proven technologies and
UTStarcom's extensive experience in building IP equipment and deploying IP
networks. The MovingMedia 2000 product suite utilizes UTStarcom's distributed
softswitch architecture for switching, transport, signaling, and call control.
The MovingMedia 2000 product line includes a comprehensive suite of RF network
elements, including base stations (BTS) and base station controllers (BSC),
wireless softswitch components, and core data network components, including
the packet data server node (PDSN) and home agent (HA).
SeaMobile Enterprises is the dominant global service provider of at-sea
communications, connectivity and content services. Our global VSAT satellite
communications network is delivered by the industry leader, Maritime
Telecommunications Network, a SeaMobile company. Combined with our superior
technology and customer support, we provide always-on connectivity to deliver
a vast array of services for businesses, government entities and consumers.
Services include mobile phone service, wireless service for PDAs and laptops,
access to printed versions of more than 200 hometown daily newspapers, live
television, access to bank accounts through ATMs, Internet cafes and much
more. SeaMobile Enterprises offers solutions for cruise lines, ferries,
yachts, container ships, offshore platforms and the government and military.
The company has offices in
About UTStarcom, Inc.
UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company sells its broadband,
wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established
telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers
to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing
infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end
IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the
company has research and design operations in the
For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at
Forward-Looking Statements Regarding UTStarcom
This release includes forward-looking statements by or about UTStarcom,
including the foregoing statements regarding the anticipated cost savings
offered by MovingMedia 2000, the expectations regarding satellite transmission
compatibility, 3G network compatibility, interoperability with standards-based
products and general features and functionality of MovingMedia 2000, the
anticipated suitability of MovingMedia 2000 for provision of wireless service
at sea, and the expectations regarding the ability of MovingMedia 2000 to
expand SeaMobile's service offerings. These statements are forward-looking in
nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to
differ materially. These risk factors include rapidly changing technology,
the changing nature of global telecommunications markets, the termination of
contracts and/or strategic relationships, the direction and results of future
research and development efforts, evolving product and applications standards,
reduction or delays in system deployments, product transitions, potential non-
realization of backlog, changes in demand for and acceptance of UTStarcom's
products, general adverse economic conditions, and trends and uncertainties
such as changes in government regulation and licensing requirements.
UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk factors identified in its latest
Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports
on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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