UTStarcom Wins Banglalion’s Carrier WiFi Contract


William Wong, CEO, UTStarcom

UTStarcom has bagged Carrier WiFi solution from Banglalion Communications, a leading WiMAX 4G operator in Bangladesh.

As part of the contract, UTStarcom will supply Carrier WiFi solution to Banglalion Communications within Bangladesh. It will also include the Access Controller, Access Point and EMS management system. UTStarcom will also supply and integrate the Carrier WiFi system equipped with TD-LTE service and this will enable the operator to unify user and billing management.

Banglalion is currently using WiMAX technology, having recently obtained a nationwide license from BTRC to deploy the more advanced 4G LTE network. This will allow them to offer enhanced broadband wireless access services.

Banglalion will modernize and expand its WiFi network using UTStarcom’s technology. As a result, customers will be able to use wireless broadband technology at a much more competitive rate in key public locations including hospitals, educational institutions and shopping centers.

“Banglalion Communications is a very important new customer for UTStarcom as we expand our global presence to include Bangladesh,” said William Wong, chief executive officer, UTStarcom.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Banglalion Communications as they enhance the data connectivity for their end-users. This is a major advancement for UTStarcom as we expand our market share in the managed carrier WiFi market,” added Wong.

UTStarcom Carrier WiFi product portfolio consists of a full range of access points, centralized wireless network control system and services management solution. UTStarcom Carrier WiFi solution enable operators to add additional features and applications in the future, giving the operators a scalable solution to meet their evolving business needs.

For the first time UTStarcom Carrier WiFi solution is going to be adopted by another operator, having successfully piloted the product with Softbank in Japan. UTStarcom co-developed Carrier WiFi solution with Softbank and focuses on end-user experience and large scale deployment thereby offering both greater efficiencies and high performance at a reasonable cost.

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