UTStarcom

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said Tuesday it entered into a partnership with

Kapsch CarrierCom

to provide next-generation broadband technology for IPTV in Central and Eastern Europe.

The companies will start the new offering at the IPTV World Forum Eastern Europe being held later this week in Budapest, Hungary.

The Alameda, Calif.-based telecommunications-services provider said that through Kapsch CarrierCom it will supply its portfolio of broadband solutions, which will enable operators and Internet service providers to bring IPTV, and other next-generation services to consumers across the region.

"Kapsch CarrierCom is renowned throughout Eastern and Central Europe as a provider of cutting-edge, world-class communications technology and excellent, local customer service," UTStarcom said. "We are anticipating massive growth in the demand for broadband in this region: unbundling is taking off, interconnection charges are going down, and we are confident that, together with Kapsch CarrierCom, we can meet the needs of this emerging market."

Kapsch CarrierCom specializes in communication solutions for operators of fixed and mobile networks for voice and data transmission.

UTStarcom's stock was recently trading down 4 cents at $6.06.

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