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UTStarcom India Appoints New General Manager

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ -- UTStarcom Holdings Corp. ("UTStarcom" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: UTSI) a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and Broadband for cable and telecom operators today announced the appointment of Mr. Zhaochen Huang as General Manager of UTStarcom India effective August 9, 2011. Mr. Huang replaces Mr. Vijay Yadav, Managing Director who resigned after 5 years of distinguished service to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities.

Mr. Huang brings with him over nineteen years experience in telecommunications, enterprise software and hardware industries with a strong emphasis on business development, product management, marketing and customer support. Mr. Huang spent nearly fifteen years at Soliton Systems Co., Ltd., a leading IT company which provides communication and information security solutions worldwide with headquarters at Tokyo and subsidiaries in Shanghai and San Jose. He held multiple executive titles at Soliton Systems Group, including General Manager at Soliton Systems Inc. and Senior Vice President at Soliton Network Systems (Shanghai). Mr. Huang received his Master and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and B.S. in EE from South East University, Nanjing China.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Huang to our management team. His extensive experience in telecommunication industry and his leadership experience will benefit our operation in Indian market as it continues to be an important and integral part of future success of UTStarcom. We are fully committed to participate in the growth of this market by supporting our existing key customers," said Jack Lu, President and CEO of UTStarcom. "I would also like to thank Mr. Yadav, for his contribution over the last 5 years, in providing leadership & positioning UTStarcom as the leader in IPTV and Broadband services in the India region, and wish him well in his future endeavors."

About UTStarcom Holdings Corp.

UTStarcom is a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and Broadband for cable and telecom operators. The Company sells its solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications and cable 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, the Company has its operational headquarters in Beijing, China and research and development operations in China and India.