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UTStarcom Debuts First IPTV-Based Video Advertising Network in China

ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI) today announced that Guangxi Telecom Company Limited, a wholly-
owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA.N), has
chosen UTStarcom's industry-leading RollingStream(R) Internet Protocol TV
(IPTV) platform to deploy a new interactive advertising system. Guangxi
Telecom is the first service provider in China to deploy IPTV for building-
based video advertising.

UTStarcom Debuts First IPTV-Based Video Advertising Network in China
UTStarcom Debuts First IPTV-Based Video Advertising Network in China

IPTV to Serve as Platform for Interactive Advertising System in Guangxi


UTStarcom will provide Guangxi Telecom with 3,600 concurrent IPTV streams
for the initial deployment of the interactive advertising system in 14 Guangxi
cities. In the first phase, set-top boxes will be deployed in supermarkets,
department stores, office buildings and in Guangxi Telecom's facilities in
Nanning, Liuzhou, Guiling, Qinzhou, Guigang, Wuzhou, Beihai and Baise.

'UTStarcom has a great deal of experience in successfully deploying and
scaling advanced IPTV solutions in China and around the world,' said
, CEO of UTStarcom China. 'The advertising deployment with Guangxi Telecom
is a strong demonstration of how UTStarcom is enabling new interactive
applications based on our RollingStream platform, and we'll continue to work
with leading service providers to provide innovative services for their

UTStarcom's RollingStream(R) end-to-end IPTV system currently supports
more than 850,000 live IPTV subscribers globally and maintains a current total
system capacity of more than 2.5 million subscribers as a result of recent
successful deployments in China with
China Netcom and China Telecom, in India
with Bharti Airtel, 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 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

About Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Telecom Company Ltd.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Telecom Company Limited (hereinafter
referred to as the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom
Corporation Ltd., is listed in Hong Kong and in the United States. The Company
was founded on August 28, 2003 with registered capital of 4.992 billion yuan.
The Company administers 14 city-level branches, 75 county-level branches, and
one subsidiary company. The Company has nearly 10,000 employees. For more
information, please visit

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 UTStarcom's future
strategy, including statements regarding the anticipated deployment of an
interactive advertising system in China using the Company's RollingStream IPTV
platform. 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: increased competition; economic issues
in the identified geographic markets; failure to rapidly and successfully
develop and introduce new products; risks associated with delays in product
development or customer acceptance; implementation of new products and
technologies; anticipated number of subscribers and traffic; 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.