UTStarcom's Guangzhou Sales Office Signs $14 Million in Expansion Contracts For PAS Services in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces of China

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from UTStarcom, Inc.

    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI),
 a provider of wireless, wireline and broadband telecommunications access
 equipment, today announced $14 million in follow-on contracts for the
 company's PAS(TM) and IP-based PAS(TM) systems in various cities in the
 Guangdong and Hainan Provinces of China.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     Robert Wu, vice president of UTStarcom's China Operations said, "These
 recent expansion contracts reflect the strong consumer acceptance of our PAS
 product, as well as our ability to effectively partner with local service
 providers and help them deliver quality service at a price consumers can
 afford." He continued, "We expect our successes to date in this marketplace
 will enable our company to participate fully as China aggressively builds out
 its telecom infrastructure over the next several years."
     UTStarcom, Inc. is the leading provider of PAS(TM) limited mobility
 wireless local loop equipment in China. The PAS(TM) technology and equipment
 provides telephone service to consumers within a specific city or community,
 using small (less than 3 ounce), mobile (not cellular) handsets, with the
 signal traveling across low-cost, conventional fixed telephone lines.
 
     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; our latest innovation, IP-based PAS(TM), provides an SS7
 network interface and facilitates the eventual migration of voice and data
 transmission from conventional circuit-switched (TDM) networks to IP-based
 3G wireless broadband 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's
 research and development facilities are located in the USA and China.
     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.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding the Company's ability to expand
 existing installations of the PAS(TM) and IP-based PAS(TM) systems in various
 cities in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces of China, consumer acceptance of
 the PAS(TM) systems in those locations, the Company's estimate of backlog from
 the PAS(TM) Contracts in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces and the potential
 recognition of backlog, China's building of its telecom infrastructure in the
 next several years and the Company's ability to participate in that building
 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 China's telecommunications market,
 possible downturns in the telecommunications markets, the termination of the
 contracts, partnerships or alliances in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces,
 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 Prospectus and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-K filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.
    ALAMEDA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI),
 a provider of wireless, wireline and broadband telecommunications access
 equipment, today announced $14 million in follow-on contracts for the
 company's PAS(TM) and IP-based PAS(TM) systems in various cities in the
 Guangdong and Hainan Provinces of China.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001102/UTSILOGO )
     Robert Wu, vice president of UTStarcom's China Operations said, "These
 recent expansion contracts reflect the strong consumer acceptance of our PAS
 product, as well as our ability to effectively partner with local service
 providers and help them deliver quality service at a price consumers can
 afford." He continued, "We expect our successes to date in this marketplace
 will enable our company to participate fully as China aggressively builds out
 its telecom infrastructure over the next several years."
     UTStarcom, Inc. is the leading provider of PAS(TM) limited mobility
 wireless local loop equipment in China. The PAS(TM) technology and equipment
 provides telephone service to consumers within a specific city or community,
 using small (less than 3 ounce), mobile (not cellular) handsets, with the
 signal traveling across low-cost, conventional fixed telephone lines.
 
     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; our latest innovation, IP-based PAS(TM), provides an SS7
 network interface and facilitates the eventual migration of voice and data
 transmission from conventional circuit-switched (TDM) networks to IP-based
 3G wireless broadband 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's
 research and development facilities are located in the USA and China.
     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.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     The foregoing statements regarding the Company's ability to expand
 existing installations of the PAS(TM) and IP-based PAS(TM) systems in various
 cities in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces of China, consumer acceptance of
 the PAS(TM) systems in those locations, the Company's estimate of backlog from
 the PAS(TM) Contracts in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces and the potential
 recognition of backlog, China's building of its telecom infrastructure in the
 next several years and the Company's ability to participate in that building
 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 China's telecommunications market,
 possible downturns in the telecommunications markets, the termination of the
 contracts, partnerships or alliances in the Guangdong and Hainan Provinces,
 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 Prospectus and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-K filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  UTStarcom, Inc.