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UTStarcom Selected to Build New NGN Voice Network for Tiscali Italia

ALAMEDA, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced the successful network launch of the new Next
Generation Network (NGN) softswitch provided by UTStarcom to Tiscali Italia,
the Italian operation of Tiscali. Tiscali Italia is one of the main
independent telecommunication companies in Europe.

UTStarcom Selected to Build New NGN Voice Network for Tiscali Italia
UTStarcom Selected to Build New NGN Voice Network for Tiscali Italia

UTStarcom to Provide Softswitch-based NGN System to Support Network Growth and Expansion in Italy


Tiscali Italia is experiencing rapid growth on its broadband network in
its major markets throughout Italy and has chosen UTStarcom for its mSwitchR
NGN system as part of a new strategy. The strategy will enable Tiscali Italia
to maintain and expand its current service support capability for direct
access customers while ensuring low risk and reduced time to market for the
rollout of new 'triple play' services throughout the country.

'UTStarcom's softswitch-based NGN technology grants us network efficiency
and rapid growth opportunities and permits us to supply POTS emulation service
to our direct access customers today,' said
Mario Mariani, chief executive
officer of Tiscali Italia. 'UTStarcom's solution appears to be the most
flexible in the market and best adapts to Tiscali's needs and network design.'

'UTStarcom is proud to work with Tiscali in the transformation of its
network,' noted
Youssef Kassissia, UTStarcom's vice president and managing
director of the EMEA region. 'Tiscali will serve its ambitious growth plans
using UTStarcom's complete next generation solution architecture including
multi-service access, soft switching, integrated network management and a
multitude of advanced services and applications. The deployment provides
further proof of Tiscali's complete confidence in UTStarcom to provide
reliable solutions that integrate seamlessly into their network.'

'We believe the NGN market will grow at double digit CAGR from
2007 - 2011,' noted Stephane Teral, Principal Analyst, Service Provider VoIP,
IMS, and Mobile Infrastructure, Infonetics Research. 'Service providers have
been transitioning their Class 4 networks to IP for some time but transition
of Class 5 networks to IP is a more recent phenomenon as the complexity is
much higher. UTStarcom continues to show momentum with Class 5 solutions with
PLDT in the Philippines, the recent Jersey Telecom deployment and now with
Tiscali in Europe.'

About Tiscali

Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Milan: TIS) is one of the main independent
European telecommunication companies. With one of the largest and most
interconnected IP networks in the world, Tiscali is able to supply its
customers, residential and business, with a full range of services: Internet
access, both dial-up and ADSL, voice, VoIP, IPTV, media, value added services
(VAS), and other technologically advanced products.

At 31 March 2008, Tiscali counted both in Italy and the UK a total of 3.5
million active users. Of these, approximately 2.45 million were ADSL

Tiscali's corporate website can be found at

About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company develops, manufactures and
markets its broadband, wireless, and terminal solutions to network operators
in both emerging and established telecommunications markets worldwide.
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. UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and
is headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and
development centers in the USA, Canada, China, Korea and India. For more
information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at

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