UTStarcom Teams with Bharti Airtel to Launch IPTV In India
ALAMEDA, Calif. and NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
networking solutions and services, today announced a contract to supply its
industry-leading RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV solution to Bharti Airtel,
one of India's leading integrated telecommunications service providers with
more than 46 million customers.
UTStarcom's RollingStream solution will enable Bharti Airtel to offer a
completely new service to its customers consisting of live broadcast
television, time-shifted TV and video-on-demand (VoD) bundled with the
operator's existing broadband and voice services, which can all be
consolidated into a single bill sent to customers at the end of each month.
Airtel expects to offer this new service bundle to customers in Gurgaon and
the National Capital Region (NCR) by the end of the year. The service will
also be rolled out in a phased manner across eight additional regions in the
'We are happy to team with UTStarcom to offer IPTV and other new services
to our customers in
and Telephone Services. 'UTStarcom's RollingStream solution has proven
technology to support our requirements in rolling out IPTV service in
We are running our IPTV trials in Gurgaon and have received a favorable
response from our customers participating in these trials.'
Earlier this year, UTStarcom announced a three-year contract through its
collaboration with Aksh Optifibre Ltd. to deploy its RollingStream solution
with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) in
is expected to grow significantly in the Asia Pacific region. According to
Frost and Sullivan, IPTV subscribers in this region are expected to surpass 27
million by 2013 with
'Today's announcement represents our second commercial deployment of
South Asia for UTStarcom, Inc. 'We believe our RollingStream solution can
revolutionize the way television is viewed in
interactive and personalized to the end user.'
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 development operations in the
company's Web site at www.utstar.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the expected benefit
of the IPTV service and RollingStream product to customers in the market; the
anticipated date of deployment of UTStarcom's products and number of expected
subscribers; the anticipated demand for the products; the rapidly changing
nature of the technology and the telecommunications market in the Asia Pacific
region, in particular
alliances; changes in government regulation and licensing requirements in
All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
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recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.
SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.