UTStarcom Announces First Metropolitan Area Networks Contract Wins In the Shandong Province in China

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from UTStarcom, Inc.

    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:   UTSI),
 a provider of wireless, wireline, and broadband telecommunications access
 equipment, today announced that it has signed approximately $5 million in
 contracts to implement the new broadband Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in
 five cities in the Shandong Province.  The Shandong Province, located on
 China's eastern coast, is considered one of the more prosperous provinces in
 the country.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     These contract wins represent a major breakthrough for UTStarcom as they
 illustrate the company's ability to help local service providers respond to
 the rapid growth of Internet business, as well as the strong demand for other
 data services in China.  Local telecom operators, like China Telecom, are
 investing heavily in IP-based MANs in order to set up multi-service broadband
 telecommunications infrastructure that can provide more bandwidth and higher
 data speed for local subscribers.  This system platform is designed to utilize
 UTStarcom's innovative IP-based WACOS Softswitch, that delivers multiple voice
 and data services using a highly distributed architecture.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom designs, sells, manufactures and installs an integrated suite of
 wireless and wireline network access systems that allows communications
 service providers to offer efficient and scalable voice, data and internet
 access services.  Current product offerings include:  Airstar network access
 system, which allows service providers to offer voice and data services over
 fixed wireless (WLL) and city-wide wireless (PAS(TM)) mobile networks;
 AN-2000, a broadband-ready access system for wireline networks; OMUX, an
 optical multiplexing product which provides optical transmission; and WACOS,
 an IP-based switch designed to deliver multiple voice and data services using
 a highly distributed architecture.  The Netman network management system,
 which is integrated with the network access products, provides for centralized
 management of the Airstar, AN-2000 and OMUX products. WACOS contains a
 full suite of subscriber management, mediation and billing services.
     The Company's customers are public telecommunications service providers
 that operate wireless and wireline networks in rapidly growing communications
 markets.  To date the market focus has been primarily on China, where growth
 in the communications equipment markets is being driven by government
 commitment to infrastructure development, strong economic growth and pent-up
 consumer demand.
     UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
 The Company manufactures the majority of its products at two ISO9002 certified
 facilities located in China, and maintains sales and customer support sites
 throughout China.  The Company's international sales group handles sales
 outside China.  UTStarcom's research and development facilities are located in
 the USA and China.
     For more information about UTStarcom, visit the Company's website at
 www.utstar.com.
     NOTE:  Airstar, PAS, AN-2000, WACOS, Netman, and the UTStarcom name and
 logo are trademarks of UTStarcom, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding the growth of the Internet business and
 strong demand for data services in China, investment by local telecom
 operators in China in IP-based MANS, the Company's ability to install system
 platforms for MANs in five locations in the Shandong Province of China and the
 potential recognition of that backlog 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 China's telecommunications market, possible downturns in the
 telecommunications markets, changes or delays in product deployments and
 introductions, the termination of contracts, partnerships or alliances in the
 Shandong Province, reductions or potential cancellation and non-recognition of
 backlog and uncertainties such as changes in government regulation and
 licensing requirements in China.  The Company also refers readers to the risk
 factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on
 Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.
    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:   UTSI),
 a provider of wireless, wireline, and broadband telecommunications access
 equipment, today announced that it has signed approximately $5 million in
 contracts to implement the new broadband Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in
 five cities in the Shandong Province.  The Shandong Province, located on
 China's eastern coast, is considered one of the more prosperous provinces in
 the country.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     These contract wins represent a major breakthrough for UTStarcom as they
 illustrate the company's ability to help local service providers respond to
 the rapid growth of Internet business, as well as the strong demand for other
 data services in China.  Local telecom operators, like China Telecom, are
 investing heavily in IP-based MANs in order to set up multi-service broadband
 telecommunications infrastructure that can provide more bandwidth and higher
 data speed for local subscribers.  This system platform is designed to utilize
 UTStarcom's innovative IP-based WACOS Softswitch, that delivers multiple voice
 and data services using a highly distributed architecture.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom designs, sells, manufactures and installs an integrated suite of
 wireless and wireline network access systems that allows communications
 service providers to offer efficient and scalable voice, data and internet
 access services.  Current product offerings include:  Airstar network access
 system, which allows service providers to offer voice and data services over
 fixed wireless (WLL) and city-wide wireless (PAS(TM)) mobile networks;
 AN-2000, a broadband-ready access system for wireline networks; OMUX, an
 optical multiplexing product which provides optical transmission; and WACOS,
 an IP-based switch designed to deliver multiple voice and data services using
 a highly distributed architecture.  The Netman network management system,
 which is integrated with the network access products, provides for centralized
 management of the Airstar, AN-2000 and OMUX products. WACOS contains a
 full suite of subscriber management, mediation and billing services.
     The Company's customers are public telecommunications service providers
 that operate wireless and wireline networks in rapidly growing communications
 markets.  To date the market focus has been primarily on China, where growth
 in the communications equipment markets is being driven by government
 commitment to infrastructure development, strong economic growth and pent-up
 consumer demand.
     UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
 The Company manufactures the majority of its products at two ISO9002 certified
 facilities located in China, and maintains sales and customer support sites
 throughout China.  The Company's international sales group handles sales
 outside China.  UTStarcom's research and development facilities are located in
 the USA and China.
     For more information about UTStarcom, visit the Company's website at
 www.utstar.com.
     NOTE:  Airstar, PAS, AN-2000, WACOS, Netman, and the UTStarcom name and
 logo are trademarks of UTStarcom, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding the growth of the Internet business and
 strong demand for data services in China, investment by local telecom
 operators in China in IP-based MANS, the Company's ability to install system
 platforms for MANs in five locations in the Shandong Province of China and the
 potential recognition of that backlog 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 China's telecommunications market, possible downturns in the
 telecommunications markets, changes or delays in product deployments and
 introductions, the termination of contracts, partnerships or alliances in the
 Shandong Province, reductions or potential cancellation and non-recognition of
 backlog and uncertainties such as changes in government regulation and
 licensing requirements in China.  The Company also refers readers to the risk
 factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on
 Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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