UTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, announced today it is expanding its cooperation with a mobile operator in Europe to supply an advanced networking platform in support of the operator’s 5G deployment requirements.
In connection with the deployment, UTStarcom also announced the release of the NetRing TN704E metro access platform, the newest member of its SDN-enabled packet optical transport network product family. The NetRing TN704E platform will be a key component of the mobile backhaul network expansion project with the mobile operator in Europe.
Within the scope of the project, the TN704E metro access platform, along with the TN705E metro aggregation platform will be used to optimize capacity across the operator’s metro transport/backhaul network as it prepares for 5G deployment. Phase 1 deployment has begun, and the operator expects to replace its current access equipment and modernize the existing transport network. Deployment is expected to be completed within the next three years.