UTStarcom Deploys Nationwide xDSL Data Access Network for Mauritius Telecom

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from UTStarcom, Inc.

    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:   UTSI),
 a provider of wireless and wireline telecommunications access equipment, today
 announced that the Company has successfully completed the deployment and
 gained customer acceptance of its AN-2000 broadband access network equipment
 that provides a next generation xDSL leased line nationwide data network for
 Mauritius Telecom.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     The network, which was developed in response to orders received during the
 second half of 2000, includes central office and customer premises IDSL and
 HDSL equipment that delivers corporate leased line and broadband access
 services for Mauritius Telecom's ATM, X.25, Frame Relay, and Fast Internet
 subscribers.  The services are marketed as MauriCell, MauriData, MauriFrame
 and InterFrame.  The new network covers over 33 regional locations with
 capacity for thousands of DSL subscribers.
     "We selected UTStarcom's AN-2000 system based on its high performance,
 cost effectiveness and flexibility.  Mauritius Telecom now can deploy a
 unified access network for all of our business as well as consumer data
 services.  This has simplified network management -- and in the future, we
 believe AN-2000's V5.2 and ADSL capabilities will allow us to add switched and
 statistically multiplexed services easily.  The AN-2000 system is well ahead
 of other products that we prospected during the selection process in terms of
 services and evolution to support new features.  UTStarcom has been very
 responsive to all changes we have requested them to make on the product and
 today we are totally satisfied with the Network's performance," stated
 Yagianath Rosunee, Mauritius Telecom's  Data Services Manager.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom designs, sells, manufactures and installs an integrated suite of
 wireless and wireline network access and switching systems that allow
 communications service providers to offer efficient and scalable voice, data
 and Internet access services.  The Company's customers are public
 telecommunications service providers that operate wireless and wireline voice
 and data networks in rapidly growing communications markets around the world.
 Current product offerings include:
 
     -- PAS(TM), which provides voice and data services over city-wide mobile
        wireless networks;
     -- AN-2000, a broadband and narrowband access system for wireline
        networks;
     -- WACOS, an IP-based SoftSwitch platform designed to deliver voice and
        data services using a highly distributed architecture.  WACOS contains
        a SoftSwitch call server, a distributed multi-service IP gateway and a
        full suite of subscriber management, mediation and billing services.
 
     The Company manufactures the majority of its products at two ISO9002
 certified facilities located in China, and maintains sales and customer
 support sites throughout Mainland China and in Iselin, NJ; Alameda, CA; Miami,
 FL; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; and Tel Aviv, Israel.
     UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
 For more information about UTStarcom, visit the Company's website at
 www.utstar.com.
     NOTE:  PAS, AN-2000, WACOS and the UTStarcom name and logo are trademarks
 of UTStarcom, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
 
     About Mauritius Telecom
     Mauritius Telecom -- one of the country's most successful businesses -- is
 the primary supplier of telecommunications services in Mauritius with nearly
 300K main telephone lines, 150K GSM mobile phones and 50K Internet
 Subscriptions for a population of 1.2 million.
     Strategically located at the crossroads of Africa, South East Asia and the
 Indian subcontinent, Mauritius is rapidly establishing itself as a premier
 international business hub for the Information and Communication Technology
 (ICT) sector with Mauritius Telecom again playing a key role as network
 operator and service provider.
     Mauritius Telecom established a strategic partnership with France Telecom
 in November 2000, an alliance with allows it to leverage the technological
 strengths, know-how, field experience, and human resources of both companies
 to achieve world class standards and propel itself as a regional player.
     Mauritius Telecom also has a commercial presence in South Africa,
 Mozambique, Lesotho, Burundi and Madagascar.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding customer acceptance of the newly
 installed AN-2000 system for Mauritius, the ability of Mauritius to add
 switched and statistically multiplexed services and the ability of the
 AN-2000 system to support new features are forward-looking in nature and
 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, changes in the direction of future
 research and development efforts, delays in system deployments, product
 introductions and rollouts, and other uncertainties, such as changes in the
 demand for and acceptance of the Company's products.  The Company also refers
 readers to the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and
 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.
    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq:   UTSI),
 a provider of wireless and wireline telecommunications access equipment, today
 announced that the Company has successfully completed the deployment and
 gained customer acceptance of its AN-2000 broadband access network equipment
 that provides a next generation xDSL leased line nationwide data network for
 Mauritius Telecom.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     The network, which was developed in response to orders received during the
 second half of 2000, includes central office and customer premises IDSL and
 HDSL equipment that delivers corporate leased line and broadband access
 services for Mauritius Telecom's ATM, X.25, Frame Relay, and Fast Internet
 subscribers.  The services are marketed as MauriCell, MauriData, MauriFrame
 and InterFrame.  The new network covers over 33 regional locations with
 capacity for thousands of DSL subscribers.
     "We selected UTStarcom's AN-2000 system based on its high performance,
 cost effectiveness and flexibility.  Mauritius Telecom now can deploy a
 unified access network for all of our business as well as consumer data
 services.  This has simplified network management -- and in the future, we
 believe AN-2000's V5.2 and ADSL capabilities will allow us to add switched and
 statistically multiplexed services easily.  The AN-2000 system is well ahead
 of other products that we prospected during the selection process in terms of
 services and evolution to support new features.  UTStarcom has been very
 responsive to all changes we have requested them to make on the product and
 today we are totally satisfied with the Network's performance," stated
 Yagianath Rosunee, Mauritius Telecom's  Data Services Manager.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom designs, sells, manufactures and installs an integrated suite of
 wireless and wireline network access and switching systems that allow
 communications service providers to offer efficient and scalable voice, data
 and Internet access services.  The Company's customers are public
 telecommunications service providers that operate wireless and wireline voice
 and data networks in rapidly growing communications markets around the world.
 Current product offerings include:
 
     -- PAS(TM), which provides voice and data services over city-wide mobile
        wireless networks;
     -- AN-2000, a broadband and narrowband access system for wireline
        networks;
     -- WACOS, an IP-based SoftSwitch platform designed to deliver voice and
        data services using a highly distributed architecture.  WACOS contains
        a SoftSwitch call server, a distributed multi-service IP gateway and a
        full suite of subscriber management, mediation and billing services.
 
     The Company manufactures the majority of its products at two ISO9002
 certified facilities located in China, and maintains sales and customer
 support sites throughout Mainland China and in Iselin, NJ; Alameda, CA; Miami,
 FL; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; and Tel Aviv, Israel.
     UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
 For more information about UTStarcom, visit the Company's website at
 www.utstar.com.
     NOTE:  PAS, AN-2000, WACOS and the UTStarcom name and logo are trademarks
 of UTStarcom, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
 
     About Mauritius Telecom
     Mauritius Telecom -- one of the country's most successful businesses -- is
 the primary supplier of telecommunications services in Mauritius with nearly
 300K main telephone lines, 150K GSM mobile phones and 50K Internet
 Subscriptions for a population of 1.2 million.
     Strategically located at the crossroads of Africa, South East Asia and the
 Indian subcontinent, Mauritius is rapidly establishing itself as a premier
 international business hub for the Information and Communication Technology
 (ICT) sector with Mauritius Telecom again playing a key role as network
 operator and service provider.
     Mauritius Telecom established a strategic partnership with France Telecom
 in November 2000, an alliance with allows it to leverage the technological
 strengths, know-how, field experience, and human resources of both companies
 to achieve world class standards and propel itself as a regional player.
     Mauritius Telecom also has a commercial presence in South Africa,
 Mozambique, Lesotho, Burundi and Madagascar.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding customer acceptance of the newly
 installed AN-2000 system for Mauritius, the ability of Mauritius to add
 switched and statistically multiplexed services and the ability of the
 AN-2000 system to support new features are forward-looking in nature and
 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, changes in the direction of future
 research and development efforts, delays in system deployments, product
 introductions and rollouts, and other uncertainties, such as changes in the
 demand for and acceptance of the Company's products.  The Company also refers
 readers to the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and
 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 SOURCE  UTStarcom, Inc.