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UTStarcom's RollingStream(TM) Named Best IPTV Solution at ITU Telecom World 2006

ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006, HONG KONG, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
networking solutions and services, today announced that Communications Weekly,
a leading publication under the guidance of the Ministry of Information
Industry (MII) in China, named UTStarcom's RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV
solution the best IPTV solution worldwide at ITU WORLD 2006 in Hong Kong this
week. UTStarcom was also awarded the Development Contribution Award for its
collaboration on developing IPTV standards with the MII in China.

UTStarcom's RollingStream(TM) Named Best IPTV Solution at ITU Telecom World 2006
UTStarcom's RollingStream(TM) Named Best IPTV Solution at ITU Telecom World 2006


'We are honored by the recognition bestowed upon us by Communications
Weekly for our RollingStream IPTV solution and our efforts to standardize IPTV
technology for China,' said
Hong Lu, president and chief executive officer at
UTStarcom, Inc. 'With more than 80 percent of all commercial IPTV subscribers
in China currently on UTStarcom's RollingStream system, we believe UTStarcom
holds a strong leadership position in the IPTV market in China and is well-
positioned for future growth.'

Additionally, UTStarcom also received the Most Creative Booth award at ITU
Telecom World 2006 by Communication World Magazine in China.

About UTStarcom's RollingStream

UTStarcom's RollingStream(TM) is an end-to-end solution designed for
telecommunications operators and broadband service providers to deliver
broadcast quality TV and on-demand entertainment programming over IP networks.
RollingStream is designed to offer service providers the scalability,
reliability, and bandwidth efficiency to support new services including
broadcast TV, Network PVR (n-PVR), Video on Demand (VoD), and Near Video on
Demand (NVoD) over existing network infrastructures, which may result in
opportunities for increased revenues, new services, and improved customer
satisfaction and retention.

For more information about UTStarcom's RollingStream solution, 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 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, Canada,
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

This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
statements regarding the anticipated future growth potential for the Company
in the China IPTV market, and the expectations regarding the functionality and
performance of RollingStream and benefits thereof to service providers. These
statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risk
factors include rapidly changing technology, the changing nature of global
telecommunications markets, the termination of contracts and/or strategic
relationships, the direction and results of future research and development
efforts, evolving product and applications standards, reduction or delays in
system deployments, product transitions, potential non-realization of backlog,
changes in demand for and acceptance of the Company's products, both in China
and globally, general adverse economic conditions, and trends and
uncertainties such as changes in government regulation and licensing
requirements, both in China and globally. The Company also refers readers to
the risk factors identified in its latest 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.