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Brasil Telecom Launches First IPTV Service With UTStarcom's RollingStream System

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced its first IPTV win in Latin America for its
industry-leading RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV solution with the launch of
Brasil Telecom's Videon IPTV service. This is the telecom operator's first
video offering to its customers.

Brasil Telecom Launches First IPTV Service With UTStarcom's RollingStream System
Brasil Telecom Launches First IPTV Service With UTStarcom's RollingStream System

Brasil Telecom, one of Brazil's leading wireless and fixed-line
communications providers, has deployed UTStarcom's RollingStream solution as
the sole end-to-end technology platform for its new Videon video-on-demand
(VOD) IPTV service in Brasilia with plans to expand the service to additional
cities in the country's South and Midwest regions in the coming months. In
addition to supporting the current subscriber base in Brasilia, the
RollingStream system designed for Brasil Telecom maintains an additional
capacity of 50,000 subscribers for the expansion.

'As one of the largest broadband providers in Brazil, we see IPTV as an
opportunity to use our extensive IP network to provide our customers with
broadcast quality, on-demand entertainment services' said
Carlos Watanabe,
business development director at Brasil Telecom. 'Utilizing UTStarcom's
RollingStream, Brasil Telecom can now offer the best on-demand entertainment
experience. The launch of a VoD, IPTV service is a very important step in our
commitment to offer our customers integrated and converged services, such as
Video on Demand, pay TV, interactive services, broadband access, and fixed and
mobile telephony.'

UTStarcom, which currently has over 600,000 live subscribers on its
RollingStream IPTV solution globally, has a total deployed subscriber system
capacity of over one million subscribers with its commercial IPTV
deployments in China with China Netcom and China Telecom; Bharti Airtel and
MTNL/Aksh in India and Softbank in Japan.

'IPTV is shaping the video landscape in several global markets and
creating new opportunities for service providers to remain profitable in a
very competitive telecommunications environment,' said
David King, senior vice
president of sales, marketing and service for UTStarcom, Inc. 'The Latin
American market is beginning to embrace new video distribution channels and we
are excited that we've been able to work closely with Brasil Telecom to
advance the country's video offerings and deliver the experiences that
consumers are seeking.'

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About Brasil Telecom

Brasil Telecom is the first carrier in Brazil to supply, in an integrated
way, all market's demands with convergent solutions in fixed and mobile
telephone services, voice and data transmission, national and international
long distance services and data center services, as well as free internet and
internet access (broadband and dial-up).

The company provides local wire line and mobile telephone services in the
Federal District and in the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondonia, Tocantins,
Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande
do Sul, as well as national and international long distance services all over
the country with the code 14.

In addition, Brasil Telecom offers high speed internet access (Turbo),
with ADSL technology, (with more than one and a half million users today);
100% broadband internet content through its providers BrTurbo and BrTurbo
Empresas and wireless broadband internet access (BrTurbo ASAS), with WiFi
technology. Internet providers iG and iBest are also part of Brasil Telecom
Group, which makes the company the largest internet provider in Latin America.

Brasil Telecom has over 10.8 million fixed lines installed and the second
largest broadband base in Latin America. In less than two years of full
commercial operation, the company reached over 4 million customers in mobile
telephone services. This performance has granted the company the first
position in the international market among all the carriers that were the
fourth to enter their respective markets.

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About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company sells its broadband,
wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established
telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers
to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing
infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end
IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the
company has research and development operations in the United States, Canada,
China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the
company's Web site at

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated growth
in demand for IPTV in the various regions of Brazil; the rapidly changing
nature of IPTV technology and the telecommunications market in Brazil;
possible delays in system deployments; the termination of new contracts,
partnerships or alliances; and changes in government regulation and licensing
requirements in Brazil.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-
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results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and other risks
relating to UTStarcom's business are set forth in the documents filed by
UTStarcom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically its most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.