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UTStarcom Earns Top Product Rating in Heavy Reading IP DSLAM Competitive Analysis

ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced that the company's AN-2000(TM) B1000 IP DSLAM
ranked first in four of the nine categories evaluated for Heavy Reading's IP
DSLAM Competitive Analysis. Based on Heavy Reading's recent report, UTStarcom
holds the top-rated product in these categories: Central Office (CO) IP DSLAM,
Large OSP IP DSLAM, Combined IP DSLAM/Routers/B-RAS, and OSP Combined IP
DSLAM/Router/B-RAS. Additionally, UTStarcom's Universal Broadband Server
FiberNode(TM) (UBS 4848-1GE) placed second in the OSP Sealed-Unit IP DSLAM

UTStarcom Earns Top Product Rating in Heavy Reading IP DSLAM Competitive Analysis
UTStarcom Earns Top Product Rating in Heavy Reading IP DSLAM Competitive Analysis

Company's AN-2000 B1000 Ranks First Place in Four Categories

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'Our IP DSLAM report presents one of the most detailed, comprehensive
competitive analysis of IP DSLAMs to date. We evaluated 50 different IP DSLAM
products from 19 manufacturers and ranked UTStarcom's AN-2000 B1000 as the
clear leader in four distinct categories based on performance scalability and
the breadth of its feature set,' said Graham Beniston, analyst at large at
Heavy Reading. 'Because IP DSLAMs are now emerging as a key component for
convergence applications, they must be capable of supporting high-bandwidth
services, such as IPTV, and stringent QoS demands. UTStarcom's AN-2000 B1000
is designed to put the company in a strong position to successfully address
today's challenging carrier requirements.'

For more information on Heavy Reading's IP DSLAM Competitive Analysis,
visit the Heavy Reading Web site at:

'UTStarcom is a leader in the IP DSLAM market because our platform is
designed to offer service providers a wider variety of high-value IP services
and applications that can reduce churn and increase revenue per user. The AN-
2000 B1000 is intended to provide service providers with end-to-end broadband
connectivity for IPTV, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments, and ATM to IP
migration to bring broadband capabilities closer to subscribers,' said
, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering for
UTStarcom. 'We have combined our proven, mature IP DSLAM technology with the
expertise UTStarcom has gained as a leader in the IPTV market. Service
providers who deploy the AN-2000 B1000 to bring broadband multiservice
applications to their customers can also use the platform in the future for
IPTV services, which are an important part of triple-play offerings.'

UTStarcom's AN-2000 B1000 IP DSLAM is a carrier-class DSL access solution
tailored to meet customer requirements for high-speed remote access and
subscriber aggregation. Reflecting UTStarcom's long-standing market leadership
in delivering end-to-end IP solutions, the IP DSLAM is designed to directly
and cost effectively interface with the evolving IP network in order to
deliver high capacity traffic aggregation and robust, 'always on' services. In
an increasingly competitive environment, the IP DSLAM is designed to afford
simple and reliable delivery of high demand applications. For more information
on the AN-2000 B1000, visit UTStarcom's Web site at

UTStarcom's FiberNode UBS 4848-1GE is a carrier-class, outside plant, IP-
centric access node designed to enable service providers to deliver a full
range of triple-play services, including IPTV, to hard-to-reach subscribers.
Given its unique powering and physical designs, the FiberNode can be easily
and quickly installed close to the subscriber anywhere in the network -- in
Remote Terminals (RTs), manholes, underwater, and anywhere else -- without the
need for expensive enclosures. For more information about UTStarcom's
Universal Broadband Server FiberNode solution, please visit: .

About UTStarcom's Broadband Solutions

UTStarcom's broadband wireline solutions 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. Our
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 Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading ( is an independent market research
organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to service
providers, vendors, and investors. Its mandate is to provide the comprehensive
competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks
based on next-generation hardware and software. Heavy Reading is an operating
division of Light Reading Inc.

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, 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

The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated
ability of UTStarcom's products and services to successfully address changing
carrier requirements, reduce churn, increase revenue per user, and provide
service providers with end-to-end broadband connectivity and the ability to
deliver triple-play services, the anticipated future use of the IP DSLAM
platform for IPTV services, the anticipated cost-effectiveness, simplicity and
reliability of the IP DSLAM, and the anticipated ease and speed of FiberNode
installation, are forward-looking in nature and are subject to risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These
factors include rapidly changing technology, the changing nature of the
telecommunications market in general and the US market in particular, evolving
product and application standards, changes or delays in product introductions
and deployments, possible downturns in the US market, the termination of
significant contracts, partnerships or alliances, and other uncertainties,
such as changes in government regulation and licensing requirements in the
United States and worldwide. UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk factors
identified in its respective 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.