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UTStarcom to Deploy 1.3 Million Lines of iAN8K B1000 IP DSLAM Solution in Support of BSNL's Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network

ALAMEDA, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced a contract with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
for the deployment of 1.3 million lines of UTStarcom's industry-leading iAN8K
B1000 IP DSLAM solution in approximately 900 cities throughout India.

UTStarcom to Deploy 1.3 Million Lines of iAN8K B1000 IP DSLAM Solution in Support of BSNL's Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network
UTStarcom to Deploy 1.3 Million Lines of iAN8K B1000 IP DSLAM Solution in Support of BSNL's Nationwide ADSL 2+ Broadband Network

Deployment Makes UTStarcom the Largest Broadband Equipment Supplier in India


(For more information on UTStarcom's iAN8K B1000, please visit

'Through this network, we aim to deliver real-time applications,
high-speed Internet and effectively handle ever-increasing traffic of
broadband subscribers,' said Mr AK Sinha, chairman and managing director at
BSNL. 'With an estimated 20 million broadband subscribers by 2010, India
presents an enormous opportunity to offer the broadband services that
consumers are demanding.'

'BSNL boasts one of the largest copper networks in the world, owning
approximately 85 percent of India's copper wire local loop networks,' said
Vijay Yadav, managing director of South Asia operations at UTStarcom. 'With
the deployment of UTStarcom's innovative broadband solutions, we anticipate to
be able to satisfy one of India's national priorities -- building a broadband
economy. UTStarcom's iAN8K B1000 IP DSLAM technology, coupled with our
expertise in the management of turnkey projects, will enable BSNL to offer a
compelling array of services that in the past were not possible, given
bandwidth and access constraints.'

'India continues to be a fertile market for UTStarcom as operators realize
the value of deploying our IP-based solutions to expand and optimize their
broadband networks,' said
David King, senior vice president of international
sales and marketing at UTStarcom. 'We believe that with the recent deployment
of our RollingStream(TM) end-to-end IPTV solution with MTNL and this
significant win with BSNL in support of their nationwide broadband network,
India is poised to be the fastest growing market for UTStarcom and will
continue to play an integral role in the future success of the company.'

UTStarcom will be the turnkey provider for this deployment, with full
responsibility for the network design and planning, deployment, and service
roll out and maintenance of the network. UTStarcom's ADSL-based broadband
solutions will enable BSNL to offer new broadband-based, triple-play services
such as video-on-demand (VoD), video multicast, VPN services, and high-speed
Internet services across the country while providing the operator with network
flexibility, scalability for innovation and a rapid return on investment.

Additionally, UTStarcom will also plans to deploy its NetRing(TM) 10000
optical transport solution for the aggregation of DSL traffic in BSNL's
network. UTStarcom's NetRing product suite is designed to provide service
providers with a high level of network resilience and carrier-grade quality of
service towards subscribers to ensure trouble-free offering of real-time
mission critical data and video applications.

'Provisioning voice, data and video services on a converged network is of
particular importance in today's global telecom industry as leading operators
worldwide try to diversify service portfolios to attract new subscribers and
increase average revenue per user,' said
Jeff Heynen, directing analyst,
broadband and IPTV, at Infonetics Research. 'As a leading vendor in the
broadband industry, UTStarcom has been at the forefront in developing IP-based
solutions and deploying multi-million subscriber converged networks on a
global basis.'

About UTStarcom's Broadband Solutions

UTStarcom's broadband wireline solutions are designed to enable carriers
to deploy IP-based, high-speed Internet, voice, data and multimedia services
over wireline networks. Designed for highly efficient, converged service
delivery across an evolving networking landscape, these solutions continue to
expand the capacity and performance of narrowband, broadband and transport
solutions. UTStarcom's wireline broadband product offering includes a suite of
optical transport platforms, extensive edge network access solutions, and a
distributed IPTV and multimedia delivery system.

About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL)

BSNL, a Government of India-owned corporation, is the incumbent and
largest telecommunications services provider in India with a pan-India
footprint but for Delhi and Mumbai. It has a network of over 60 million
subscribers covering 5000 towns with over 35 million telephone connections.
The corporation is an integrated telecommunications service provider with
presence in the fixed line, cellular mobile, long distance and data segments
with over 35 million fixed line, 24 million cellular mobile and 3.9 million
Internet subscribers including 0.9 million broadband customers. To know more
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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, please visit the company's Web site

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
statements regarding the anticipated scope and location of deployment of
UTStarcom products in India, the anticipated functionality and features of the
iAN8K B1000 IPDSLAM and NetRing 1000 products, the anticipated ability of the
iAN8K B1000 IPDSLAM to provide effective and efficient provisioning of voice,
data and video services on a converged network, the expected benefits to
operators, the anticipated market position of UTStarcom in developing IP-based
solutions and deploying converged networks, the anticipated growth and future
role of India as a market for UTStarcom and the anticipated services to be
provided by UTStarcom to BSNL. 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 India and global telecommunications markets, the
termination of significant 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, general adverse economic
conditions, and trends and uncertainties such as changes in government
regulation and licensing requirements. 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.