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China Telecom to Offer IPTV Services in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Powered By UTStarcom's RollingStream End-to-End IPTV System

ALAMEDA, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that the company won a bid to deploy its
RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV solution with China Telecom (CTC) for a new
commercial IPTV network in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

China Telecom to Offer IPTV Services in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Powered By UTStarcom's RollingStream End-to-End IPTV System
China Telecom to Offer IPTV Services in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Powered By UTStarcom's RollingStream End-to-End IPTV System


'UTStarcom's RollingStream is the most widely deployed IPTV platform in
China with approximately 270,000 live subscribers to date in commercial
deployments in more than 13 provinces throughout the country,' said
, vice president of worldwide marketing at UTStarcom, Inc. 'We believe
our proven expertise deploying and managing large-scale IP networks in China,
coupled with our extensive collaborations with Shanghai Media Group, BesTV,
the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) and the
Ministry of Information Industry (MII), make UTStarcom the dominant IPTV
technology leader in China today.'

With a total population of more than five million people, the Ningxia Hui
Autonomous Region is located near the geographical central northern edge of
China and bordered by the Shaanxi (Shanxi) and Gansu provinces as well as the
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The initial deployment, which has the capacity to support 10,000
subscribers, will offer 52 live broadcast television channels,
48-hour time-shifting capabilities, 3,000 hours of video-on-demand (VOD)
content and valued-added services including karaoke, online gaming, TV-based
SMS and other interactive applications. UTStarcom is providing the complete
RollingStream solution, from the streaming servers through the set-top boxes
in the subscriber's home.

About UTStarcom's RollingStream

UTStarcom's RollingStream 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, Time-shift TV, Network DVR (n-DVR), Video on Demand (VoD), Near
Video on Demand (NVoD), Virtual Channel, and a rich set of business enabling
as well as interactive and personalization features over existing network
infrastructures. This may result in opportunities for increased revenues, new
services, and improved customer satisfaction and retention.

For more information about UTStarcom's RollingStream solution, please

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
deployment of a new commercial IPTV network in China using the Company's
RollingStream product: the anticipated number of subscribers and traffic; the
anticipated content offerings; the anticipated value-added services, the
anticipated benefits to subscribers provided by the Company's products; the
anticipated deployment targets and timing of deployment of the Company's
products; the anticipated growth in demand for services that utilize the
Company's products; the Company's plans to continue to develop the China
market; the rapidly changing technology; the rapidly changing nature of the
telecommunications market in China; possible delays in system deployments or
product introductions; the termination of new contracts, partnerships or
alliances; changes in government regulation and licensing requirements; and
economic and political stability in China.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-
looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and other risks
relating to UTStarcom's business are set forth in the documents filed by
UTStarcom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically its most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.