UTStarcom, Qualcomm Partner

UTStarcom and Qualcomm will develop the Qualcomm Deployable Base Station based on UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA wireless core infrastructure

March 22, 2006

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, today announced that the company has joined with QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, to develop the QUALCOMM Deployable Base Station based on UTStarcom's MovingMediaT 2000 all-IP CDMA wireless core infrastructure technology, which provides the essential connectivity components.

The QUALCOMM Deployable Base Station (QDBS) will be installed on a Hummer at the UTStarcom booth (Booth #2129) at TelecomNext 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 21-22, 2006.

"We believe the portability and ease-of-installation of this unique mobile communications solution make it ideal for natural disaster, emergency or military scenarios where existing infrastructure is not operational and a quick, reliable communication system is vital," said Diane Winchell, senior director of product management QUALCOMM's Government Technologies division. "Following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the QUALCOMM Deployable Base Station was deployed via helicopter to Louisiana and provided wireless communication services within minutes."

Using proven 3G CDMA cellular technology, the QDBS is designed to provide a highly portable, all-IP CDMA2000R 800/1900 MHz network to enable reliable mobile voice and 153-kbps data service in both stand-alone scenarios or when interoperating with commercial or other private networks. Compact and easy to operate, the QDBS system is designed to interface with pico-cells and macro-cells to increase coverage areas and system capacities.

"We believe the small form factor and flexibility of the QUALCOMM Deployable Base Station also make it a perfect technology for both law enforcement and military applications," said Brian Caskey, vice president of worldwide marketing at UTStarcom, Inc. "The system is designed to be light enough to be vehicle mounted, meaning it can be forward deployed in remote locations with no communications infrastructure and maintain reliable communications via satellite back to the base or central office."

UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI)

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)

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