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UTStarcom Awarded Contract From United Telecoms Ltd. for Broadband Network Triple Play Solution

NEW DEHLI, India, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by United
Telecoms Limited to deliver Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), bandwidth on demand
and Voice over IP (VoIP) services in the state of Goa. Upon completion, the
Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON)/fiber technology network will
be the first specifically designed to deliver e-Governance and triple play
solutions in India.

UTStarcom Awarded Contract From United Telecoms Ltd. for Broadband Network Triple Play Solution
UTStarcom Awarded Contract From United Telecoms Ltd. for Broadband Network Triple Play Solution

UTStarcom continues broadband momentum with first deployment of IPTV, GEPON and NGN solutions on a single network


The deployment of the Goa Broadband Network is an expansion of UTStarcom's
recently deployed fiber network with United Telecoms Ltd. and
demonstrates UTStarcom's continued success in delivering broadband solutions,
a core business focus area for the company. The Goa Broadband Network marks
the first time UTStarcom's RollingStream(R) IPTV, GEPON and mSwitch(R)
solutions will be integrated into a single customer network for the delivery
of end-to-end, triple play services.

'We are honored to play a key role in the fulfillment of the Goa State
Government's broadband vision, which will revolutionize the broadband, voice
and video communication experiences for citizens in Goa,' said Dr
P. Rajmohan
, managing director of United Telecoms Ltd. 'United Telecoms Ltd. is the
leader in deploying State WANs in the country, and the broadband, IPTV, and
NGN technologies provided by UTStarcom enable us to architect a unique Goa
Broadband Network for the delivery of innovative services.'

The end-to-end network will provide more than 100,000 subscribers in Goa
with high-speed access to several new services including broadcast-quality
IPTV and e-Governance applications. Additional feature-rich applications and
services to be delivered through the deployment include on-demand
entertainment services, interactive gaming, VoIP, tele-medicine, distance
learning and e-commerce.

Manmohan Singh, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, celebrated the
inauguration of the Goa Broadband Network in late 2007.

'The State of Goa deployment firmly establishes UTStarcom's leadership and
commitment to offering innovative IP technologies that support the goals of
the country's government,' said
Vijay Yadav, managing director for UTStarcom
in South Asia. 'By coupling IPTV service with VoIP and high-speed data access,
next generation service providers such as United Telecoms Ltd. are opening up
new revenue streams while enabling new services that enrich consumers'
communication experiences.'

In 2007, UTStarcom was selected by United Telecoms Limited to deploy its
GEPON fiber access solution to serve as the foundation for the new State Wide
Area Network (SWAN) in the state of Goa. UTStarcom's RollingStream end-to-end
IPTV system -- which will also be deployed on the network -- currently
supports more than 800,000 live IPTV subscribers globally and maintains a
current total system capacity of more than one million subscribers as a result
of recent successful deployments in China with
China Netcom and China Telecom,
in India with Bharti Airtel and MTNL/Aksh, in Japan with Softbank, in Latin
with Brasil Telecom and in Taiwan with Markwell.

About UTL

United Telecoms Limited (UTL) Group is a Bangalore-based ICT solutions
company with wide experience in setting up telecom networks, e-governance
networks and solutions. Networking, telecom, IT, software development, turn-
key projects and project management are key strengths of UTL. In the field of
telecom, UTL has products covering the entire gamut of switching,
transmission, access, wireless and terminal equipment. UTL is the first
Indian company to develop DWDM, which is deployed in India today on BSNL's
networks. Additionally, UTL's product portfolio includes SHDSL modems with a
power plant capacity of 3500 AMPS, BTS for GSM and multiple other products in

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 broadband products and services in the state of Goa; the rapidly
changing nature of the telecommunications market in India; possible delays in
system deployments; the termination of new contracts, partnerships or
alliances; and changes in government regulation and licensing requirements in

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.