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UTStarcom Unveils Updated Packet Transport Network Portfolio

Oct. 30, 2009 (PR Newswire) --

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI) announced today the debut of its expanded NetRing(TM) Transport Network product portfolio (NetRing(TM) TN), which includes new multiprotocol label switching - transport profile (MPLS-TP) solutions specifically designed to overhaul existing mobile backhaul networks, provide Ethernet services and deliver broadband aggregation applications.


"Packet transport networks (PTN) are an emerging segment of the overall optical transport market that can specifically address the evolution of new enterprise services and the subsequent challenges of packet traffic growth, increased bandwidth pressure and the need to improve ARPU," said Peter Blackmore, CEO and president of UTStarcom. "UTStarcom has invested in the development of this expanded TN portfolio to ensure our customers have an effective migration path to PTN. We are confident that this portfolio will deliver that long-term."

UTStarcom's NetRing(TM) TN packet-based optical transport system is based on the latest MPLS-TP technology pre-standard being jointly defined by ITU-T and IETF. It is highly flexible, reliable, scalable and cost-effective and can be deployed for key applications such as carrier mobile backhaul, metro Ethernet services for enterprise and digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) and X-version of passive optical network (xPON) aggregation. It is capable of carrying time division multiplexing (TDM), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), synchronous digital hierarchy/synchronous optical network (SDH/SONET) and Ethernet seamlessly over a reliable and scalable network, with resiliency at par with TDM networks. It also enables legacy enterprise services over Ethernet, providing 'wholesale' connectivity and an alternative for leased lines.

For more information about the NetRing(TM) TN solutions portfolio, please visit

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 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. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding UTStarcom's future strategy, including statements regarding the company's transport network product portfolios. 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; and risks associated with delays in product development or customer acceptance and implementation of new products and technologies. 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.

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