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March 21, 2014

UTStarcom and DASAN Networks Sign a MOU for Telecommunications Collaboration

By Michael Guta, TMCnet Contributing Writer

The growth of smart mobile devices is a worldwide phenomenon that is requiring companies around the world to deploy infrastructure capable of handling the massive amount of data being transported in wireless networks. While companies in developed countries have the resources to deploy these projects alone or with little collaboration, it is much different in developing countries. UTStarcom (News - Alert), a telecommunications infrastructure provider, and DASAN Networks of Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore ways in which they will collaborate to introduce products to market that are more competitive for cable TV, mobile, and telecommunications carriers.

The agreement was signed at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) 2014 in San Francisco where they agreed to explore ways in which they can collaborate to design, develop, manufacture, and market telecommunication infrastructure products.

With the solutions they provide they hope to give carriers the tools they need to introduce new products and services that will allow them to generate new revenue streams with speed and efficiency while at the same time lowering expenses.

Both organizations have technologies that can provide solutions if they are used effectively by complementing each other, this include: UTStarcom's flagship MPLS-TP/Carrier Ethernet-based Packet Optical Transport products and Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform, and DASAN Network's Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) broadband access products.

The connectivity technology they provide will be able to introduce a comprehensive solution from network to end-users for carriers around the world operating in metropolitan networks.

This new collaboration builds on a recent development between the two organizations such as the DASAN Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network, which has been deployed in large-scale commercial applications around the world including Japan.

The objective of the collaboration is to introduce global solutions that can be implemented virtually anywhere. One of the markets they want to address is the United States so they can offer 4G mobile products and Internet protocol-based services.

"It is a sign of our intention to share resources to create a new class of optical networking products and bring them to market faster than otherwise possible, helping both companies to enhance and maintain their market leadership," said Mr. William Wong, UTStarcom's Chief Executive Officer. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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