UTStarcom Commits RMB 1 Million, 2,000 PHS Handsets and 200 Base Stations for Relief Efforts in Sichuan Province Earthquake
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that it has donated RMB 1 million to the China
Hangzhou Charity Federation, as well as 2,000 PHS (Personal Handyphone System)
handsets and 200 base stations to Sichuan Telecom and Chengdu Telecom for aid
in the disaster relief efforts in Sichuan province. UTStarcom service
engineers in China are on call 24 hours per day to support the rescue and
rebuild of affected areas.
Company Donates Funds to China Hangzhou Charity Federation; Communications Equipment to Sichuan Telecom and Chengdu Telecom
UTStarcom learned that most fixed-line networks are unavailable in the
region due to physical damage, and the PHS system is being deployed instead
for emergency dispatch and command communications.
UTStarcom's donation follows appeals by various international aid
organizations for assistance in relief efforts.
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
company has research and development operations in
company's Web site at http://www.utstar.com.
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