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UTStarcom Recognized for China IPTV Leadership

ALAMEDA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:
UTSI) was presented with two awards at the 2008 EXPOCOMM China, October 21-25,
2008, for its long-standing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market
leadership in China and direct contributions to the country's IPTV
commercialization progress. China Electronics News named UTStarcom the 'Best
Commercial IPTV Vendor' in the country, and China Telecommunication Network
gave the company its top 'IPTV Industry Contribution Award.'

UTStarcom Recognized for China IPTV Leadership
UTStarcom Recognized for China IPTV Leadership

Leading IT Publications China Electronics News and China Telecommunication Network Select UTStarcom for IPTV Honors


UTStarcom, which pioneered the China IPTV market in 2005, was recognized
by China Electronics News for being the first company to start IPTV research
and design (R&D) in the country and to successfully commercialize IPTV on a
large scale.

'UTStarcom's RollingStream(R) IPTV solution showed especially remarkable
advantages in all aspects of the market,' said
Yonglong An, associate editor,
Communications News Weekly of China Electronics News. 'The company's technical
innovations resulted in a string of patents and key technology assets in the
IPTV field. UTStarcom's IPTV technologies have successfully resolved many
industry challenges, such as smooth viewing of video through an IP network and
fast switching between TV channels, and ultimately helped promote the
commercialization of IPTV.'

As the leading IPTV provider in Asia, UTStarcom is a driving force in IPTV
technology development and service innovation. UTStarcom's selection as the
2008 recipient of China Telecommunication Network's 'IPTV Industry
Contribution Award' highlighted the company's impact on the advancement of the
China video and entertainment market.

'We are delighted to win two awards for 'Best Commercial IPTV Vendor' and
'IPTV Industry Contribution Award',' said
Robert Wu, CEO and senior vice
president of UTStarcom China. 'It is recognition of UTStarcom's commitment to
provide innovative solutions to its customers in China and it affirms
UTStarcom's efforts in IPTV commercialization. We will continue to focus on
our customers' needs with the development of cutting-edge products that drive
IPTV industry advancement.'

As of September 2008, UTStarcom's RollingStream end-to-end IPTV system
supported more than 1.1 million live IPTV subscribers globally and had a total
live system capacity of more than 2.5 million subscribers. UTStarcom has
announced recent IPTV deployments in India with Bharti Airtel, BSNL/Aksh,
MTNL/Aksh and United Telecoms Limited, in Sri Lanka with SLT, in Japan with
Softbank, in Latin America with Brasil Telecom and in Taiwan with Markwell.

About China Electronics News

Founded in 1984 and published four times a week, China Electronics News is
a newspaper under the Ministry of Electronics Industry, and is considered one
of the most authoritative publications in China's electronics and computer
industry. More information can be found at

About China Telecommunication Network

China Telecommunication Network, founded in 1999, is the first
professional telecommunication website in China. Its focus is to assist
industry development and deliver industry-specific services and information.
More information 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 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

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding the future growth
and application of UTStarcom's IPTV technology. 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: possible delays in development of technology; termination of new
contracts, partnerships or alliances; and changes in government regulation and
licensing requirements. 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.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.