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UTStarcom, BSNL Team Launches New Multiplay Services on Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network in India

NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has
successfully launched its multiplay broadband Internet services in India. In
March, UTStarcom was awarded a contract from BSNL for the deployment of 1.3
million lines of UTStarcom's industry-leading iAN-8000 multiservice access
node (MSAN) solution in approximately 900 cities throughout India. This
contract firmly established UTStarcom as the largest broadband equipment
supplier in India.

UTStarcom, BSNL Team Launches New Multiplay Services on Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network in India
UTStarcom, BSNL Team Launches New Multiplay Services on Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network in India

BSNL deploying 1.3 million lines of iAN-8000 Multiservice Access Node solution in support of new high-speed, entertainment and communications services


UTStarcom has been the turnkey provider for this deployment, with full
responsibility for the network design and planning, deployment, and service
roll out and maintenance of the network. UTStarcom's ADSL 2+-based broadband
solutions will now enable BSNL to offer new broadband-based, triple-play
services such as video-on-demand (VoD), video multicast, VPN services, and
high-speed Internet services across the country while providing the operator
with network flexibility, scalability for innovation and a rapid return on

'BSNL's deployment of UTStarcom's innovative broadband solutions will
revolutionize the broadband framework in India, and we are honored to be
partnering with India's leading telecom service provider to bring these
innovations into the country,' said Vijay Yadav, managing director of
UTStarcom's South Asia operations. 'Our iAN-8000 technology, coupled with our
expertise in the management of turnkey projects, will now enable BSNL to offer
a compelling array of services that, in the past were not possible, given
bandwidth and access constraints in the country.'

BSNL can now focus on offering other value added services -- such as IPTV,
VoD, VoIP, VPN service, multicasting over VPN and others -- to its customers
over the existing broadband network.

'India's fast growing telecom environment continues to be a promising
market for UTStarcom to offer its products and solutions,' said
David King,
senior vice president of international sales and marketing at UTStarcom. 'As
in the past, we believe operators will continue to realize the value of
deploying our IP-based solutions to expand and optimize their broadband
networks in this region.'

UTStarcom has also deployed its NetRing(TM) 10000 optical transport
solution in support of this service for the aggregation of DSL traffic in
BSNL's network. UTStarcom's NetRing product suite provides service providers
with a high level of network resilience and carrier-grade quality of service
towards subscribers to ensure trouble-free offering of real-time mission
critical data and video applications.

(For more information on UTStarcom's iAN-8000, please visit

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, a Government of India owned corporation, is the incumbent and
largest telecommunications services provider in India with a pan-India
footprint but for Delhi and Mumbai. It has a network of over 60 million
subscribers covering 5000 towns with over 35 million fixed line 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, 24 million cellular mobile and
3.9 million internet subscribers including 0.9 million broadband customers. To
know more about BSNL, please log on to

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

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated growth
in demand for Broadband in the various regions of India; the rapidly changing
nature of Broadband technology and the telecommunications market in India;
possible delays in system deployments; the termination of new contracts,
partnerships or alliances; and changes in government regulation and licensing
requirements in India.

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SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.