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UTStarcom's iAN-8000 to Serve as Foundation for Telpin's New Next-Generation Network in Argentina

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:
UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and
services, today announced that the company has signed a contract with Telpin,
a telecommunications operator in the Atlantic Coastal region of Argentina, to
deploy its iAN-8000 Multiservice Access Node (MSAN) in order to broaden its
subscriber base and deliver triple play services.

UTStarcom's iAN-8000 to Serve as Foundation for Telpin's New Next-Generation Network in Argentina
UTStarcom's iAN-8000 to Serve as Foundation for Telpin's New Next-Generation Network in Argentina

Operator Plans to Offer Triple Play Services Enabled by UTStarcom Technology

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'We believe Argentina is an ideal market for our affordable IP-based
broadband solutions as less than 25 percent of Argentina's 38 million people
have basic, fixed-line telephony or Internet access,' said Martin Rivaben,
vice president of the Southern Cone region for UTStarcom. 'Our industry-
leading MSAN technology is designed to enable Telpin to offer new, next-
generation broadband applications to its subscribers in regions of the country
with no prior access to such services.'

'UTStarcom's iAN-8000 will allow us to offer new, revenue-generating
services such as VoIP and IPTV that we could not provide with our previous
network infrastructure and provide us with the flexibility to expand the
network as our subscriber base grows,' said
Dario Oliver, chief executive
officer at Telpin. 'Delivering the triple play of voice, data and video will
increase our average revenue per user and speed our return on investment.'

Telpin intends to deploy the iAN-8000 throughout its networks, allowing it
to bring new Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and broadband applications to the widest
possible service area. Deployed in the service provider's central office,
UTStarcom's iAN-8000 is designed to enable operators to offer multiple
services from one platform, including TDM voice, VoIP, and both asymmetric DSL
2 (ADSL 2) and ADSL 2+, which is particularly important for offering the
triple play of voice, data, and video service. The platform supports Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP) for telephony and teleconferencing applications.
Because the platform is designed to incorporate a digital loop carrier (DLC),
Telpin also intends to deploy the iAN-8000 in Points of Presence (POPs) and
other remote locations to extend its voice service reach beyond the area
served by Telpin's central office.

About UTStarcom's Broadband Solutions

UTStarcom's broadband wireline solutions are designed to 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. Our 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 Telpin

Founded in 1962, Telpin provides telecommunication services in the
Atlantic Coastal region of Argentina. Based in Pinamar, Buenos Aires province,
Telpin offers services in the neighboring regions of San Clemente, Santa
Teresita, General Madariaga and Necochea, in an alliance with Telecom. For
more information about Telpin, visit the company's website 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, the anticipated
ability of UTStarcom to broaden its customer base and deliver triple play
services, the anticipated ability to introduce new services and the ability of
such services to increase average revenue per user and speed return on
investment, the anticipated flexibility to expand the network infrastructure,
the anticipated breadth of the iAN-8000 deployment, the anticipated deployment
in a multiple service platform, and the anticipated support and incorporation
of various technologies into the iAN-8000, 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 respective 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 Commission.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.