Established to focus on the design, development and manufacturing of 3G telecommunications system equipment, UTStarcom and Panasonic Mobile Communications (PMC) have created a joint venture company — Universal Communications Technology Hangzhou (UCTH).

Initially it will focus on providing comprehensive radio access solutions for a wide range of 3G mobile communications systems in China and expand into other international markets. At first, the product lines of UCTH will support the WCDMA standard, but will expand to support TD-SCDMA in time.