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UTStarcom Cited by Voice&Data as No. 1 Broadband Infrastructure Company in India

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI) today announced it has been recognized as the leading broadband
infrastructure company in India by Voice&Data for the second year in a row.
The V&D100 Top Broadband Infrastructure Company award, which was presented to
UTStarcom during the V&D100 Awards by
S. C. Khanna, Secretary General,
Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI), recognizes
UTStarcom's sustained leadership in broadband infrastructure and its direct
impact on India's telecom market growth. The Voice&Data 100 is an exhaustive
annual survey conducted by Voice&Data Magazine, the leading magazine in the
Indian telecom services and equipment industries. The ranking of companies in
several segments, including broadband, is derived from Voice&Data's vendor
revenue estimates based on surveys and market analysis.

UTStarcom Cited by Voice&Data as No. 1 Broadband Infrastructure Company in India
UTStarcom Cited by Voice&Data as No. 1 Broadband Infrastructure Company in India

Voice&Data, Leading Telecom Industry Publication, Recognizes Company for Second Year in a Row


According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI),
India has 4.38 million broadband internet users with download speeds in excess
of 256 kilobytes per second (kbps) as of June 2008, a figure that has nearly
doubled since April 2007.

'As India continues to try to reach its ambitious target of 20 million
broadband subscribers by 2010, UTStarcom plays a steadfast role as a key
catalyst by providing the latest enabling technologies and equipment to
India's leading service providers,' said
Vijay Yadav, vice president and
managing director, South Asia operations for UTStarcom. 'We are also the
technology provider for the first IPTV service in India and we strive to
remain at the core of India's broadband growth.'

UTStarcom's market position, as determined by the Voice&Data100 survey,
demonstrates the company's continued leadership in critical projects in India
such as the BSNL multi-play deployment that began in 2007, the pioneering IPTV
deployments with Bharti Airtel and Aksh/MTNL and other key broadband
initiatives coinciding with the Government of India's 2007 Year of Broadband
campaign. UTStarcom offers a wide range of products that enable service
providers to deliver high-quality, affordable voice, data and video services
in both emerging and established telecommunications markets worldwide.

In addition, UTStarcom enables service providers to further monetize their
existing broadband infrastructure by offering IPTV and complementary value
added services that can be bundled with existing voice and data services to
improve ARPU and reduce overall churn. UTStarcom's RollingStream(R)
end-to-end IPTV system can be integrated into existing broadband networks to
serve as the delivery platform for revenue-generating applications such as IP
video surveillance, video conferencing, distance learning, digital signage,
interactive voting, hospitality applications and advanced advertising.

UTStarcom's RollingStream IPTV system currently supports more than 956,000
live IPTV subscribers globally and maintains a current total system capacity
of more than 2.5 million subscribers as a result of deployments in China with

China Netcom and China Telecom, in India with Bharti Airtel, Aksh/MTNL and
United Telecoms Limited, in Sri Lanka with SLT, in Japan with Softbank, in
Latin America with Brasil Telecom and in Taiwan with Markwell.

UTStarcom's Broadband solutions enable deployment of IP-based, high-speed
Internet, voice, data and multimedia services over wireline and optical

About V&D100

V&D100 is the most comprehensive annual survey of the Indian equipment
industries and telecom services. It is the most trusted and widely used survey
for those seeking authentic information on Indian communications. It is also
the most comprehensive, as it covers a wide range of segments and is the only
'single source' of such diverse information.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding UTStarcom's future
strategy, including statements regarding the anticipated growth of broadband
internet users in India. These statements are forward-looking in nature and
subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ
materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those contained in our forward-looking statements include: increased
competition; economic issues in the identified geographic markets; possible
delays in system deployment; termination of new contracts, partnerships or
alliances; changes in anticipated number of subscribers and traffic; and
changes in government regulation and licensing requirements. Please also
refer to UTStarcom's periodic reports that are filed from time to time with
the Securities and Exchange commission, including our latest Annual Report on
Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
UTStarcom assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update
these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.