iDirect Technologies and UTStarcom Successfully Test Next-Generation All-IP CDMA Solution To Expand Cellular Coverage
HERNDON, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- iDirect Technologies Inc (iDirect), a
company of VT Systems Inc, today announced that UTStarcom Inc (Nasdaq: UTSI),
a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services,
will join the iDirect IP Alliance. IP Alliance Partners are industry-leading
network software and equipment developers and manufacturers that are committed
to delivering best-of-class solutions to the enterprise and carrier community.
iDirect and UTStarcom will partner to expand cellular coverage by
backhauling CDMA traffic over shared satellite networks. The joint solution
combines UTStarcom's MovingMedia(TM) 2000 all-IP CDMA base station equipment
and iDirect VSAT satellite routers, allowing cellular service providers to
cost effectively expand their cellular footprint to remote regions.
Utilizing shared access over satellite will allow providers to balance and
redistribute available network bandwidth across multiple cell sights for
greater network efficiency and lower bandwidth cost. This ability to expand
the network edge will provide new, more reliable cellular service to end users
and greater revenue opportunities to cellular service providers.
'The iDirect and UTStarcom platform is a perfect marriage of next-
generation, IP-based technology to backhaul cellular traffic. The UTStarcom
base station delivers IP packets which are ideal for iDirect's pure-IP-over-
satellite solution. Because the joint platform is optimized for cellular
traffic, it means a solution resulting in lower CAPEX and OPEX costs compared
to legacy solutions. This is an ideal solution for cellular service providers
to expand the edge of their current networks, deploy new networks in remote
regions and as a disaster recovery platform to restore cellular service in the
case of network outage.'
President and CEO, iDirect Technologies
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. For more information about
UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at www.utstar.com.
iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc, designs, develops,
and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the
enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for
fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access.
The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance,
worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low
cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented
efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross
margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World
Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation &
Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the
Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S.
technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon,
Virginia and has regional offices in
Additional information is available on the company website at www.idirect.net.
VT Systems (VTS) is a provider of integrated engineering solutions,
specializing in the fields of aerospace, electronics, land systems, and
marine. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VTS has locations throughout
commercial and government sectors. VTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of
SOURCE iDirect Technologies Inc