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UTStarcom RollingStream IPTV Solution Tops 310,500 Live Commercial Subscribers in China

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that the company's award-winning
RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV solution currently supports more than
310,500 live subscribers in 19 commercial deployments with both China Telecom
and China Netcom with a total system capacity of nearly 625,000 subscribers
between the two operators.

UTStarcom RollingStream IPTV Solution Tops 310,500 Live Commercial Subscribers in China
UTStarcom RollingStream IPTV Solution Tops 310,500 Live Commercial Subscribers in China


'More than 60 percent of all commercial IPTV subscribers currently in
China today are using UTStarcom's RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution,'
Brian Caskey, vice president of worldwide marketing for UTStarcom, Inc.
'Operators prefer RollingStream because of its highly distributed,
streaming-based architecture; its proven ability to reliably scale to support
multimillion subscriber deployments; and its flexibility to enable service
providers to offer additional value-added services including video telephony,
SMS/MMS and other potential revenue-generating services beyond IPTV
applications that help speed their return on investment.'

According to a recent IDC report titled 'China IPTV 2007-2011 Forecast and
Analysis' released in March 2007, the APeJ (Asia/Pacific excluding Japan)
region is the most rapidly growing IPTV region in the world with the largest
equipment market share. IDC predicts that APeJ will have 29.7 million IPTV
users by 2010. Within the APeJ region, China is the most promising IPTV market
with forecasts of approximately 10.5 million subscribers by 2010 and 14.9
million by 2011.

'With respect to commercial use, from Harbin, the first city of IPTV
commercial use in China in May 2005, to IPTV commercial use in Shanghai in
September 2006, the UTStarcom RollingStream system is undoubtedly the most
mature IPTV system for commercial use in China by the end of 2006,' the report
states. 'In addition, its close cooperation with content operators such as
Shanghai Media Group also helps it gain advantages in the equipment market

At ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong in December 2006, UTStarcom's
RollingStream IPTV solution was selected the best IPTV solution worldwide by
Communications Weekly, a leading publication under the guidance of the
Ministry of Information Industry (MII) in China. UTStarcom was also awarded
the Development Contribution Award for its efforts for IPTV standardization in

About UTStarcom's RollingStream

UTStarcom's RollingStream is an end-to-end solution designed for
telecommunications operators and broadband service providers to deliver
broadcast quality TV and on-demand entertainment programming over IP networks.
RollingStream is designed to offer service providers the scalability,
reliability, and bandwidth efficiency to support new services including
broadcast TV, Time-shift TV, Network DVR (n-DVR), Video on Demand (VoD), Near
Video on Demand (NVoD), Virtual Channel, and a rich set of business enabling
as well as interactive and personalization features over existing network
infrastructures. This may result in opportunities for increased revenues, new
services, and improved customer satisfaction and retention.

For more information about UTStarcom's RollingStream solution, please

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

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