UTStarcom to Supply NetRing Multiservice Optical Transport Solution to BSNL in India

NEW DELHI, India and ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct 15, 2007 / -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, today announced a contract to supply its Metro Ethernet Forum-certified NetRing(TM) 10000i STM-64 optical transport solution to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), the incumbent and largest telecommunications operator in India with services in the fixed-line, cellular mobile, long-distance and data markets.

"BSNL plans to rollout more than six million DSL lines over the next several years while increasing their wireless subscriber base by approximately 25 million people," said Vijay Yadav, managing director of South Asia operations at UTStarcom. "This staggering growth is indicative of the rapidly expanding India market, one of the fastest-growing telecommunications markets globally and a key market for UTStarcom. Our high-capacity, versatile NetRing solution will enable BSNL to cost effectively augment their nationwide backbone to efficiently support the significant growth of the broadband and wireless subscriber base in India."

This contract represents the third deployment of UTStarcom solutions in BSNL's nationwide ADSL 2+ network as the operator has already deployed UTStarcom's iAN-8000 and Total Control 1000 multiservice access solutions.

About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL)
BSNL, a Government of India owned corporation, is the incumbent and largest telecommunications services provider in India with a pan-India footprint but for Delhi and Mumbai. It has a network of over 60 million subscribers covering 5000 towns with over 35 million telephone connections. The corporation is an integrated telecommunications service provider with presence in the fixed line, cellular mobile, long distance and data segments with over 35 million fixed line, 24 million cellular mobile and 3.9 million internet subscribers including 0.9 million broadband customers. To know more about BSNL, please log on to www.bsnl.co.in

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 States, Canada, China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at www.utstar.com.

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