JUNE 14, 2007 -- UTStarcom Inc. (search for UTStarcom) has announced a contract to supply its iAN8K B1000 Multiservice Access Node/Gateway (MSAN/MSAG) to Tiscali Italia SpA, the Italian operation of Tiscali (search for Tiscali), one of the main European independent telecommunication companies. Tiscali Italia will deploy over 350,000 lines of UTStarcom's iAN8K B1000 to support the delivery of high-speed data, voice over IP (VoIP), and IPTV services to all major markets in Italy, according to the systems vendor.
"UTStarcom's iAN8K B1000 MSAN technology improves our network efficiency and management by enabling us to support the full range of multimedia services Tiscali offers its customers on a single, IP-based platform," said Andrea Podda, chief technology officer at Tiscali Italia. "UTStarcom's iAN8K solution also enables us to deliver VDSL and PON access. Additionally, UTStarcom showed great flexibility in customizing the solution and adapting their product's VoIP protocols to work seamlessly with our VoIP Class 5 softswitch and other existing elements installed in our network."
Tiscali has been a broadband customer of UTStarcom's since 2004, when it selected UTStarcom's AN-2000 IP DSLAM to help deliver ADSL2+.
"UTStarcom is a key provider of broadband access technologies to Tiscali Italia with more than 300,000 ports deployed to date," said Youssef Kassissia, UTStarcom's vice president of sales for the EMEA region. "This new contract will more than double our installed base in Tiscali's network, further proof of Tiscali's complete confidence in UTStarcom to provide reliable broadband access and VoIP solutions that integrate seamlessly into their network to help drive revenue-generating services."