|Starent Networks Teams with
Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan
Mobile WiMAX PlugFest,
Starent Networks, Corp
October 25, 2007
Agreement Centers on the Development of the WiMAX Industry in Taiwan
Tewksbury, MA -- Starent Networks, Corp. (Nasdaq: STAR), a leading
provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to
deliver multimedia services, today announced a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan for
the promotion and development of the WiMAX industry in Taiwan.
|The signing ceremony took
place at the WiMAX Forum Taipei Showcase and Conference on October 22.
Along with Starent Networks, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
also signed MoUs for cooperation in the promotion and production of
WiMAX products with Sprint Nextel, Nokia Siemens Networks,
Alcatel-Lucent, and Motorola.
The MOEA guides and manages Taiwanese economic development and
facilitates technology creation and adoption. It also works to attract
telecommunication and information technology companies to partner with
Taiwanese businesses to promote innovative technologies.
The Taiwanese government has allocated significant resources to build
the WiMAX ecosystem. Through its M-Taiwan Initiative, Taiwan will deploy
broadband wireless infrastructure and life-style applications based on
WiMAX technology. The government allocated $300 million for WiMAX-related
investment under the M-Taiwan project, which runs though 2008.
“Taiwan is looking to take a market leadership role in WiMAX technology
development and deployment,” said Steve Ruey-Long Chen, minister of MOEA.
“As we look to promote and facilitate WiMAX in Taiwan, having industry
leaders as partners will be essential. Working with Starent Networks is
a logical choice, as they are seen as one of the world’s leading Mobile
WiMAX technology providers.”
Starent Networks is an industry leader in mobile multimedia networking
and provides key elements for Mobile WiMAX networks, the Access Services
Network Gateway (ASN-GW) and Home Agent. The MoU between MOEA and
Starent Networks outlines several key goals, including: MOEA
facilitation of strategic alliances between Starent Networks and
Taiwanese WiMAX vendors; cooperation in developing a global WiMAX
ecosystem; joint promotion of WiMAX technology through the M-Taiwan
initiative; and facilitation of joint testing among vendors.
“We are very pleased to be working with the MOEA on WiMAX development
and promotion, as Taiwan has long been a technology innovator and early
adopter,” said Ashraf Dahod, president and CEO of Starent Networks.
“Having the Taiwanese government and major vendors work together to
build the WiMAX market will help to propel global availability of
About Starent Networks
Starent Networks, Corp. is a leading provider of infrastructure
solutions that enable mobile operators to deliver multimedia services to
their subscribers. Starent Networks has created solutions that provide
network functions and services, including access from a wide range of
radio networks to the operator's packet core network. Starent Networks’
solutions also provide management of subscriber sessions moving between
networks and application of billing and other session policies. Starent
Networks’ products and services provide high performance and system
intelligence by combining significant computing power, memory and
traffic handling capabilities with a flexible, high availability
operating system and other proprietary software. The company’s products
integrate multiple network functions and services needed for the
delivery of advanced multimedia services, such as video, Internet
access, voice-over-IP, e-mail, mobile TV, photo sharing and gaming.
Starent Networks’ products have been deployed by over 60 mobile
operators in 25 countries.
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