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UTStarcom Signs Contract With Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. in India for Supply of Its Industry-Leading AN-2000 IP DSLAM

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that it has signed an expansion contract with
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) in India to deploy 90,000 lines of
UTStarcom's industry-leading AN-2000(TM) IP-based Digital Subscriber Line
Access Multiplexer (IP DSLAM) solution in the operator's growing nationwide
broadband network. BSNL is the incumbent and largest telecommunications
services provider in India, with a presence in the fixed-line, cellular
mobile, long distance and data markets.

UTStarcom Signs Contract With Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. in India for Supply of Its Industry-Leading AN-2000 IP DSLAM
UTStarcom Signs Contract With Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. in India for Supply of Its Industry-Leading AN-2000 IP DSLAM

BSNL Continues to Expand Network With UTStarcom Technologies

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This contract represents an expansion on a previously announced deployment
of its AN-2000 IP DSLAM and related equipment for the second phase of BSNL's
National Internet Backbone project. BSNL's goal is to construct a broadband
network across 198 cities in India to provide reliable, 'always on' high-speed
Internet connectivity and other value-added services and applications.
UTStarcom's IP DSLAM platform is a key enabler for BSNL's triple play services

'Much like Softbank is in Japan, BSNL has grown to become a showcase of
UTStarcom's broad product portfolio as they continue to depend on our
innovative, IP-based solutions in order to expand their growing nationwide
broadband network across India,' said Vijay Yadav, managing director of South
Asia operations at UTStarcom, Inc. 'By deploying UTStarcom technologies in
their networks, operators worldwide can expect to receive affordable, reliable
products that increase subscriber revenue and speed return on investment.'

About UTStarcom's Broadband Solutions

UTStarcom's broadband wireline solutions enable carriers to deploy
IP-based, high-speed Internet, voice, data and multimedia services over
wireline networks. Designed for highly efficient, converged service delivery
across an evolving networking landscape, these solutions continue to expand
the capacity and performance of narrowband, broadband and transport solutions.
UTStarcom's wireline broadband product offering includes a suite of optical
transport platforms, extensive edge network access solutions, and a
distributed IPTV and multimedia delivery system.

About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL)

BSNL is the No. 1 telecommunications company and the largest public sector
undertaking of India with authorized share capital of $3977 million and
networth of $14.32 billion. It has a network of over 45 million lines covering
5000 towns with over 35 million telephone connections.

The corporation is an integrated telecommunications service provider with
presence in the fixed line, cellular mobile, long distance and data segments
with over 35 million fixed line, 12.5 million cellular mobile and 1.8 million
working Internet connections.

BSNL's corporate website can be found at

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, BSNL's anticipated
deployment of UTStarcom's IP DSLAM, the anticipated construction of a network
in India, the anticipated continued dependence of BSNL on UTStarcom's IP-based
solutions, the anticipated revenues and return on investment operators can
expect by deploying UTStarcom technologies in their networks and the
anticipated continued expansion of the capacity and performance of UTStarcom
broadband wireline solutions, 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

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.