UTStarcom wins contracts from Philippine long distance telephone company to deploy next-generation network in Philippines

March 13, 2007

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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 the deployment of 150,000 lines of its mSwitch(R) IP-based softswitch platform and iAN-8000(R) Multiservice Access Node (MSAN) as the foundation for a new, next-generation network with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines.

"PLDT has always been a leader in innovation. Our new, next-generation network will enable our customers to access innovative services such as VoIP and IPTV that can only be made possible through cutting-edge network technologies," said George N. Lim, senior vice president at PLDT. "Using UTStarcom's mSwitch and iAN-8000 solutions, we can reach more subscribers, offer new services, and accommodate more traffic with a more efficient and easier to manage network. This is only the beginning of the transformation of PLDT's network to the newest, state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure that will provide a multitude of benefits to our customers."

The first phase of the deployment targets unserved and underserved areas, key business locations and areas that need a capacity upgrade in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Bulacan and metro Manila.

"PLDT is among the first operators in the world to successfully migrate its Class 5 legacy TDM-based switches to a single, all-IP softswitch platform,"said David King, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at UTStarcom, Inc. "By utilizing our mSwitch, PLDT will be able to improve the operational efficiency of its network while expanding both the array of broadband and wireless services it can offer as well as the subscribers that it can reach. With more than 200 billion minutes of IP usage on an annual basis in deployments around the world, our mSwitch is designed to serve as the IP core enabler for a multitude of integrated applications and services that will drive customer revenue and increase subscriber loyalty. "

UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI)

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