UTStarcom to Market Wi-Fi Data Offloading to Global Customers

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UTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, will market to a global customer base its carrier-class multi-service gateway technology, MSG10K, that combines routing, switching, WLAN gateway and access controller functionalities into a unified multi-core system.

The MSG10K helps telecommunications carriers to meet with the skyrocketing customer demand for mobile data and deliver the best mobile experience with the lowest possible capital and operating costs.

UTStarcom’s advanced wireless broadband access technology complements its growing portfolio of MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet-based packet optical transport products by providing a greater range of products that simplify the process of network planning and deployment.

This complementary Wi-Fi data offload technology, enables large-scale mobile operators to integrate of Wi-Fi with the mobile network to realize seamless Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE internetworking. Its capacity to support up to 120,000 access points within one single chassis is unrivaled in the market.

The technology is already in commercial deployment on the network of Softbank Mobile in Japan, but UTStarcom is now marketing it to carriers worldwide as demand for it is poised to grow rapidly. According to Infonetics, the global mobile data traffic is surging at a 92% compound annual growth rate, and the global carrier Wi-Fi equipment market is expected to grow at a high double-digit percentage annually at least through 2016 to hit $2.1 billion.

“This is a major step forward for UTStarcom’s platform of wireless broadband access products and shows how we are leading the industry in wireless broadband technology development. This positions us as a category leader leading a high-growth segment of the market.” said William Wong, UTStarcom’s Chief Executive Officer.

Commercial Deployment Underway in Japan

UTStarcom’s Wi-Fi data offloading technology and its product MSG10K have been in commercial deployment with Softbank Mobile since 2013, demonstrating the ability of this product to perform in a demanding, highly networked population. It is used to offload the data traffic in carrier’s network, where the integration of Wi-Fi networks with Softbank Mobile’s mobile network can maximize the throughput of data and VoIP and multimedia services.

“UTStarcom’s Wi-Fi technology enabled integrated management of hundreds of thousands of access points and facilitates the seamless switchover from our mobile networks to the Wi-Fi networks on our commercial customers’ premises.” said Mr. Wong. “We value our long-term partnership with Softbank group, which has been a consistent supporter and user of UTStarcom’s technology for over a decade. We will continue to innovate and develop cutting-edge broadband technologies and products to help carriers to launch innovate services. ”