10/24/2002 - Spectrum Signal Processing, a leading provider of high performance wireless signal processing and packet-voice solutions, announced that UTStarcom will deploy Spectrumís aXs.620 module into its PASTM and IP-based PASTM wireless access network equipment. Spectrum has already shipped an initial order of its aXs.620 products to UTStarcom for this IP trunking application.
UTStarcomís very successful PAS and IP-based PAS systems are rapidly being deployed by vendors such as China Telecom and FITEL in high-growth markets around the world. In Mainland China, these systems already support over 10 million subscribers, with UTStarcom taking approximately 60% market share. To date, UTStarcom has shipped over $1 billion in PAS and IP-based PAS systems, and believes total PAS subscriber numbers in Mainland China will reach 20-25 million by the end of 2003.
Spectrumís aXs.620 module will perform both voice and packet processing for the PAS and IP-based PAS systems, allowing high-density connectivity between UTStarcomís IP-based wireless networks and a variety of TDM-based wireline networks. The high-density aXs.620 subsystems enables UTStarcom to process 1920 voice-channels in each slot of a PAS or IP-based PAS system.
"Spectrumís unique aXs modules bring compelling advantages to our PAS product line," said Bill Huang, Vice President and CTO of UTStarcom. "First, the very high density of the aXs modules allows UTStarcom to greatly reduce the size and, therefore, the cost of each IP-based PAS system. Second, the enhanced VoIP functionality in voice coding and echo cancellation broadens Next Generation network markets for UTStarcom."
"Coming off the back of our recent design win in UTStarcomís 3G equipment, Spectrum is very pleased that UTStarcom is further capitalizing on our aXs subsystems," stated Andy Talbot, VP of Spectrumís Network Solutions Group. "This is especially exciting because this design win represents an upgrade to an already extremely successful deployed system."
This UTStarcom win meets Spectrumís 2002 design win milestone criteria.
UTStarcom designs, manufactures, sells and installs an integrated suite of future-ready access network and next-generation switching solutions. The Company enables wireless and wireline operators in fast-growth markets worldwide to offer voice, data, and Internet access services rapidly and cost-effectively by utilizing existing infrastructure.
UTStarcom's products provide a seamless migration from wireline to wireless, from narrowband to broadband, and from circuit- to packet-based networks by employing "Next Generation Network Technology. Now." The Company's customers include public telecommunications service providers that operate wireless and wireline voice and data networks in rapidly growing communications markets around the world.
The Company manufactures the majority of its products at two ISO9002 certified facilities located in China, and maintains sales and customer support sites throughout Mainland China and in Iselin, NJ; Alameda, CA; Miami, FL; Frankfurt, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong; Tel Aviv, Israel; and New Delhi, India. UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California. The company is traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol UTSI.
About Spectrum Signal Processing
Spectrum Signal Processing designs, develops and markets high performance wireless signal processing and packet-voice processing subsystems for use in communications infrastructure equipment. Spectrumís optimized hardware, software and chip technology work together to receive, process, and transmit voice and data signals. Leveraging its 15 years of design expertise, Spectrum provides its customers with faster time to market and lower costs by delivering highly flexible, reliable and high-density solutions. Spectrum subsystems are targeted for use in media gateways and next-generation voice and data switches, satellite hubs, government communications systems and cellular base stations.
TMaXs is a trademark of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. TMPAS and iPAS are trademarks UTStarcom Inc.
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