UTStarcom Adds to Board

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- UTStarcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTSI) , a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, today announced that its chief financial officer, Fran Barton, has been elected to the company's board of directors effective October 26, 2006.

Fran Barton joined UTStarcom as chief financial officer in August 2005. Mr. Barton previously served as the CFO of several well-known public technology companies including Atmel Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices and Amdahl Corporation. He also held various financial positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, including serving as the CFO of the company's personal computer division.

"Fran is an accomplished financial executive," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UTStarcom, Hong Lu. "He has been instrumental in overseeing our improvements to cost structure, balance sheet and cash-flow. I believe that the board can truly leverage Fran's experience as it guides UTStarcom through the diversification process and evaluates strategic alternatives to enhance our shareholder value."

UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI)

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