UTStarcom (UTSI) announced an agreement to supply its NetRing 10000 multiservice optical transport products to Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan.
Chunghwa Telecom intends to utilize UTStarcom's NetRing solution to deliver high-density, high-speed broadband services, including voice, data, and video, to subscribers throughout Taiwan in support of its MultiMedia on Demand (MOD) service.
"This announcement represents an expansion on a contract the two companies announced in May 2004, bringing the total dollar amount in contracts with Chunghwa Telecom to approximately $40 million in just over one year," said Joe Ye, general manager of UTStarcom Taiwan. "Our NetRing product is an ideal solution for operators like Chunghwa who want to offer multiple services off the same platform, be it voice, data or video, without fear of service efficiency or aggregation issues."
UTStarcom's NetRing products provide aggregation, grooming, cross-connect, and transport to deliver high-density, highly efficient STM-1 to STM-64, PDH (E1, E3), Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet services in SDH-based carrier networks. All systems are designed to support full-redundancy, multiple protection options, and in-service upgrades.
The NetRing product family is based on a distributed architecture that combines Add-Drop Multiplexing (ADM), Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS), and Ethernet switching functionality into an integrated, "pay-as-you-grow" multi- service system.