UTStarcom Eyes other Markets for Expansion
From ContraCostaTimes: UTStarcom eyes other markets for expansion
"To make up for the slowdown of its PAS business in China, UTStarcom needs to increase its sales in other markets. But right now, UTStarcom is on hold as it tries to sell its new technology. It has secured trials across the globe, but has yet to turn those trials into full-blown orders.
IPTV, for one, is just getting off the ground. UTStarcom has 40 IPTV trials under way in countries such as China, India and Brazil, but only one regular customer, Softbank, which offer IPTV to its subscribers through its Yahoo Broadband service."
"Similarly, UTStarcom is waiting for China to roll out 3G, or its third-generation cell phone network, which has been delayed and is now expected to debut sometime next year.
UTStarcom is banking that the introduction of 3G should help its business in China, assuming that the company beats out its bigger, more powerful competitors, such as Nortel, for the deals. UTStarcom believes it has an advantage in China, since it already has an established relationship with several of the Chinese telecommunications providers. For now, however, the Chinese telecommunications carriers have slowed down their purchases of UTStarcom's PAS equipment as they get ready for 3G."