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UTStarcom Targets EMEA Market With Debut at 3GSM World Congress

PARIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a
global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, is
launching a major initiative to become a leading player in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA), starting with a debut and significant presence at next
month's 3GSM World Congress and Exhibition 2006 in Barcelona, Spain. The event
runs from February 13-16, 2006, at the Fira de Barcelona.

UTStarcom Targets EMEA Market With Debut at 3GSM World Congress
UTStarcom Targets EMEA Market With Debut at 3GSM World Congress

Company Appoints New Vice President of EMEA Region

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After opening its EMEA headquarters in Paris earlier this year, UTStarcom
has strengthened its regional network with offices in nine countries,
including Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Jordan, Israel and South
. UTStarcom has also appointed Youssef Kassissia -- previously of
Nortel Networks, Ericsson, Marconi and
Bell Canada -- as the company's vice
president of EMEA sales.

'UTStarcom is a truly global telecommunications player: a Nasdaq-listed
North American company with proven success in established telecoms markets
worldwide, and one that also benefits from innovative R&D engineering and low-
cost manufacturing in Asia,' Kassissia said. 'We believe that to be
successful in EMEA we need to understand our customers' needs, know their
specific market challenges and speak their native languages. With this in
mind, we have employed local people across the region in sales, engineering
and customer support roles to help provide the best possible service to our
growing customer base.'

At its 3GSM World Congress debut, UTStarcom will display a comprehensive
line of end-to-end wireless solutions -- from infrastructure equipment at a
service provider's central office to end-user devices -- at its stand (Booth
#G62 in Hall 2) on the show floor. The company will also have live
demonstrations of its MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA2000 wireless infrastructure
solution; its IP-based Personal Access System (iPAS(TM)) solution; its F1000
portable WiFi handset running over its IP-based mSwitch(R) softswitch
platform; and its RollingStream end-to-end Television over IP (TVoIP) solution
over its Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) solution.

UTStarcom's senior executives will be visiting the 3GSM World Congress and
Exhibition 2006 in Barcelona and will be available for limited press
interviews to discuss the company's EMEA strategy. To book an appointment,
please contact
Howard Jones or
Helen Lyman Smith in the U.K. at
+44 (0)115 948 6901 ( or or
in the United States at +1 (510) 388-3287 (

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 design operations in the United States, China, Korea
and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.

For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated
initiative to become a leading player in EMEA and the anticipated 3GSM World
Congress debut, the anticipated success in EMEA, the anticipated display and
demonstrations at the 3GSM World Congress, and the anticipated availability of
UTStarcom's senior executives at the 3GSM World Congress are forward-looking
in nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual
results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly changing
technology, the changing nature of the telecommunications market in general
and the US market in particular, evolving product and application standards,
changes or delays in product introductions and deployments, possible downturns
in the US market, the termination of significant contracts, partnerships or
alliances, and other uncertainties, such as changes in government regulation
and licensing requirements in the United States and worldwide. UTStarcom also
refers readers to the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-
K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.