UTStarcom Joins Direct Alliance

UTStarcom Joins Direct Alliance

October 5, 2006

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HERNDON, Va. -- iDirect Technologies Inc (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc, today announced that UTStarcom Inc (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, will join the iDirect IP Alliance. IP Alliance Partners are industry-leading network software and equipment developers and manufacturers that are committed to delivering best-of-class solutions to the enterprise and carrier community.

iDirect and UTStarcom will partner to expand cellular coverage by backhauling CDMA traffic over shared satellite networks. The joint solution combines UTStarcom's MovingMediaT 2000 all-IP CDMA base station equipment and iDirect VSAT satellite routers, allowing cellular service providers to cost effectively expand their cellular footprint to remote regions.

Utilizing shared access over satellite will allow providers to balance and redistribute available network bandwidth across multiple cell sights for greater network efficiency and lower bandwidth cost. This ability to expand the network edge will provide new, more reliable cellular service to end users and greater revenue opportunities to cellular service providers.

"The iDirect and UTStarcom platform is a perfect marriage of next-generation, IP-based technology to backhaul cellular traffic. The UTStarcom base station delivers IP packets which are ideal for iDirect's pure-IP-over-satellite solution. Because the joint platform is optimized for cellular traffic, it means a solution resulting in lower CAPEX and OPEX costs compared to legacy solutions. This is an ideal solution for cellular service providers to expand the edge of their current networks, deploy new networks in remote regions and as a disaster recovery platform to restore cellular service in the case of network outage."

UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI)

iDirect Technologies

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