Vancouver, BC, September 29, 2009--(T-Net)--Star Solutions, a global supplier of wireless solutions based on All-IP network architecture, is supplying its All-IP CDMA Network solution to Telikom PNG, the Incumbent Fixed Line Communication Service Provider in Papua New Guinea. The All-IP CDMA Network enables Telikom PNG to deploy voice and broadband data services over an IP based next generation network (NGN). X'cess Fixed Wireless Services allow subscribers in Papua New Guinea to gain access to voice & data services. The first stage of the network launch occurred in May.
iCell Macro IP-RAN
The All-IP CDMA Network solution supplied to Telikom PNG is comprised of core network elements, the Sonata SE wireless softswitch and PDSN, enabling a mix of voice and data services, and IP based radio access equipment, the iCell CDMA IP-RAN, employing CDMA 1xRTT and EVDO Rev. A technology. The Sonata SE wireless softswitch platform enables Telikom PNG to cost-effectively plan, deploy and manage voice traffic over IP based connectivity and support CDMA radio resources deployed using terrestrial or in future satellite based connectivity. The solution also supports broadband wireless data service delivery via EVDO Rev. A technology allowing Telikom PNG to offer wireless data plans to its subscribers.
"This deployment allows Telikom PNG to reach into new market opportunities not only by reaching new subscribers with its wireless network," said Nataraj Sappany, VP of International Sales, Star Solutions, "but also by offering new services to subscribers. We are pleased to be a part of Telikom PNG's network growth plans."
"In Papua New Guinea we face unique challenges such as cable theft, vandalism, and challenging geographical terrain. Over 80% of our population is in the rural areas. We chose Star Solutions as our partner due to their proven experience in provisioning low cost IP based wireless telephony and data services. In addition Star Solutions has proven experience in use of IP based VSAT backhaul capability, which enables us to reach out to our rural population" said Peter Loko, CEO, Telikom PNG Ltd.
"This network deployment is an example of how network operators can leverage our IP-based solutions to deploy cost-effective CDMA access networks," said Jack Mar, CEO, Star Solutions. "Our All-IP Network solution enables operators to deploy resources where they most need and connect all network elements together using their NGN/IP network."
About Star Solutions
Star Solutions is a leading supplier of network infrastructure products that enable CDMA/GSM wireless operators to reach customers using Internet Protocol technology. These products deliver voice and broadband data services to CDMA2000 and GSM/GPRS mobile users including solutions that address rural mobile, enterprise, in-building, cruise ship, portable and military applications. Based on distributed network architecture, Star Solutions technology allows operators to deploy an end-to-end solution with scalable and modular platforms and lowers the total cost of ownership. For more information on Star Solutions visit the company website
About Telikom PNG, Ltd.
Telecommunications in Papua New Guinea is the responsibility of Telikom PNG Limited, a 100% government owned company, which replaced the former PTC. Telikom PNG provides public telecommunication services in Papua New Guinea together with its subsidiaries.
Telikom PNG provides a fixed network and cellular services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Pacific Mobile Communications Limited. Telikom PNG has a monopoly in local, national and international fixed line. Pacific Mobile Communications Limited competes in mobile communications sector with other mobile companies. In addition to voice telephony services, other leased data circuits and internet services are retailed to local service providers. Telikom PNG is ear-marked for privatization together with other Government owned institutions.