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UTStarcom Wins Contract from Jinan, Shandong Province to Accelerate Its Network Transformation and Integration

Sep. 15, 2010 (PR Newswire) --

BEIJING, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI) announced on Sept.15 that it has won the bid for Jinan Radio &
TV Network Center's Equipment Purchase Project to become the Center's
exclusive broadband solution provider and thus step up its network upgrading
efforts. It is revealed that the project will use EPON technology to deploy
wireless network services in residential apartments and office buildings.

Transforming the one-way transmission into the interactive two-way
transmission is the key to realizing the integration of telecommunications
networks, cable TV networks and the Internet. After deployment of the
UTStarcom solution, the Jinan Radio & TV Network Center will be capable of
providing high quality carrier-class broadband and multimedia services to
business and residential customers. With its unique extensibility and
upgradability, the Center will be able to provide Video-on-demand (VOD) and
data broadcasting services and other value added services within its cable TV

The two-way network transformation project will deploy optical access
lines in two ways: EPON + LAN and EPON + EOC. The products it will use mainly
include the OLT BBS1000+box, the machine frame style BBS4000 and ONU204i-h.
The BBS1000 + is highly integrated EPON equipment with built-in L2/L3
switching functionality, supporting up to 8 PON links. Through FTTH / FTTB /
FTTC optic networks, the BBS1000 + provides transmission with bandwidth up to
1Gbps for business and residential customers. The BBS4000 is carrier-class
machine frame style EPON equipment; it supports up to 44 OLT EPON interfaces,
serving a maximum of 2,816 GEPON subscribers via a 9U chassis (splitting ratio
of 1:64 pm).

"We are committed to the integration of telecommunications networks, cable
TV networks and the Internet," said Jack Lu, Chief Executive Officer of
UTStarcom. "Many radio & TV networks have started integrating their networks,
and we anticipate cooperating with them in a variety of ways. UTStarcom will
be more focused on providing services and solutions. The Jinan Radio & TV
Network Transformation Project is a significant part of our ongoing efforts to
strengthen cooperation with broadcasting entities."

UTStarcom is one of the world's largest suppliers of EPON products. It
possesses advanced EPON technology and rich professional experience; its EPON
products have been deployed in Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the
United States, the Caribbean, Russia and other markets, with the number of
ports exceeding 6.5 million. In China, UTStarcom's EPON products have been
widely used in more than 200 projects in 26 provinces. In the broadcasting
field, UTStarcom's EPON solutions are winning more and more users in Jiangsu,
Sichuan, Hubei and other provinces.

About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international services 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

UTStarcom has not independently verified statements or certifications or
reports attributed to third parties and UTStarcom does not independently
endorse such statements. This release includes forward-looking statements,
including statements regarding the future market of IPTV products and
UTStarcom's ability to compete in this market and serve its customers in the
future. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks
and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These
risks include the ability of the Company to successfully transition to a new
management team and headquarters location, execute on its business plan and
manage regulatory matters as well as 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. The Company
is in a period of significant transition and in the conduct of its business is
exposed to additional risks as a result. All forward-looking statements
included in this release are based upon information available to the Company
as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation
to update any such forward-looking statement.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.

Linda Rothemund of Market Street Partners, +1-415-445-3236, for UTStarcom