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Jersey Telecom Revitalizes Fixed Voice Network With Migration to UTStarcom NGN

ALAMEDA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced a signed agreement with Jersey Telecom to
architect and deploy a new end-to-end, all-IP fixed voice network that will
replace the telecom operator's current PSTN network in Europe.

Jersey Telecom Revitalizes Fixed Voice Network With Migration to UTStarcom NGN
Jersey Telecom Revitalizes Fixed Voice Network With Migration to UTStarcom NGN

Deployment to integrate UTStarcom's SoftSwitch


Upon completion of the migration, Jersey Telecom, whose current fixed line
system supports more than 65,000 subscribers, will have the ability to extend
its current services to a larger subscriber base and deploy a new lineup of
voice and data services previously unattainable with the PSTN network.

'The replacement of our PSTN network with an IP based Next Generation
Network solution is a major milestone in the continuing development of the JT
Group,' said
Bob Lawrence, managing director of JT Group Ltd. 'UTStarcom is a
global leader in its field and we are delighted to be working with them on
this exciting project.'

UTStarcom will integrate its complete suite of next generation IP-based
network solutions into a single network architecture to provide Jersey Telecom
with a core network, independent service access and voice mail solutions under
one common management platform. This will enable Jersey Telecom's migration
from a PSTN network to an all-IP network for its fixed line and broadband

'We are pleased to count Jersey Telecom as one of the thought leaders in
Europe and around the world that has decided to better serve its customers and
shareholders by implementing this flexible and cost effective next-generation
architecture from UTStarcom,' said Youssef Kassissia, vice president of
UTStarcom's EMEA region. 'Once UTStarcom completes this end-to-end network
build out later this year, Jersey Telecom expects to significantly increase
its productivity and its time to market with new services to capitalize on
many new opportunities in the highly dynamic telecommunications market for
voice data and multi-media services.

UTStarcom's end-to-end all-IP network design will deliver full geographic
redundancy for Jersey Telecom and will provide operational advantages as a
result of the coherent implementation of the access solution, core network and
corresponding applications integrated into this system.

About Jersey Telecom

Jersey Telecom Group is the principal licensed public telecommunications
provider in the Channel Islands, employing a team of over 450 highly skilled
people who are dedicated to delivering leading edge communications solutions,
both locally and globally. The JT Group is made up of Jersey Telecom and two
subsidiary companies; Wave Telecom, in the Island of Guernsey, and Navitas
Telecom, a maritime telecommunications provider. Together, the JT Group offers
an in-depth knowledge and expertise across a full range of fixed and mobile
telecommunications. The strength of the JT Group's infrastructure and breadth
of expertise puts them firmly on the map as a global communications provider.
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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 development operations in the United
, 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 the UTStarcom products in the Jersey Telecom network; number of
expected subscribers; possible delays in system deployments; the termination
of new contracts, partnerships or alliances; and changes in government
regulation and licensing requirements in the Channel Islands.

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.