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United Telecom Limited Selects UTStarcom's Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network Solution to Construct Fiber Network in Goa, India

ALAMEDA, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced a contract with United Telecom Limited to deploy
its Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) fiber access solution to
serve as the foundation for the new Statewide Area Network (SWAN) in the state
of Goa in India. A pioneer in the development and management of eGovernance
and next-generation network infrastructure solutions, United Telecoms Ltd is
the first company to deploy GEPON technology to deliver e-Governance and
triple play services to the citizens of Goa.

United Telecom Limited Selects UTStarcom's Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network Solution to Construct Fiber Network in Goa, India
United Telecom Limited Selects UTStarcom's Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network Solution to Construct Fiber Network in Goa, India

Contract Represents First GEPON Win in India for UTStarcom, First Fiber Technology Deployment to Deliver e-Governance Applications in India


'Bridging the digital divide is a global challenge many countries face as
the availability of broadband services expand beyond metropolitan cities into
remote regions of the world,' said
David King, senior vice president of
international sales and marketing at UTStarcom, Inc. 'This contract represents
our first GEPON contract win in India and is further proof of UTStarcom's
dominant position as the leading provider of innovative broadband technologies
to the Indian market.'

UTStarcom's FTTx solution will be used to provide high-speed fiber
connectivity across all state government offices in Goa for running
e-Governance applications. The network will be capable of delivering up to one
gigabit-per-second bandwidth to each office and is expected to be extended in
the near future to cover the sub-districts and villages to enable the Goa
state government to provide better services to its citizens.

'The cooperation with UTStarcom ideally complements our portfolio and
helps us provide innovative solutions that fit the unique requirements in
India,' said
Dr. Rajmohan Rao, managing director at United Telecom Limited.
'UTStarcom's fiber solution will enable us to deliver high-speed access to our
subscribers over which we intend to offer a slew of services including e-
Governance applications, broadcast-quality IPTV and on-demand entertainment
services, tele-medicine, distance learning and e-commerce.'

About UTStarcom's GEPON Solution

Compliant with all IEEE standards, including the IEEE802.3ah standard for
Ethernet PON (EPON), UTStarcom's GEPON product family includes a BBS1000
Optical Line Termination system (OLT) for deployment at the Central Office
(CO) as well as an Optical Network Unit (ONU) for deployment at the customer's
premises. The OLT provides a direct optical interface to the IP core, while
the ONU terminates the PON at the customer's premises. Together, the two units
complete the end-to-end optical last mile, providing up to one gigabit per
second of bandwidth to residential and business customers.

Advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching and routing functionality
eliminates the need for carriers to deploy additional network equipment at the
metro edge, making GEPON an optimal transport platform for support of
bandwidth-intensive triple-play services. Powerful embedded Operation,
Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) enable operators to perform flexible
provisioning, remote diagnostics and remote system upgrades.

For more information about UTStarcom's GE-PON solution, please visit:

About UTL

United Telecoms Limited (UTL) Group is a Bangalore-based ICT solutions
company with wide experience in setting up telecom networks, e-governance
networks and solutions. Networking, telecom, IT, software development,
turn-key projects and project management are key strengths of UTL. In the
field of telecom, UTL has products covering the entire gamut of switching,
transmission, access, wireless and terminal equipment.

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. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the
company's Web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the statements contained in this press release may be deemed
forward-looking statements. Such statements, and other matters addressed in
this press release, are made based on management's current expectations which
involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially. Among the factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from these statements include rapidly changing
technology, competition, political conditions in India, general economic
conditions and other uncertainties detailed, from time to time, in the
Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, its
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which the
Company urges investors to consider.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.