Strategic partnership delivers IP telecommunications and subscriber services to Chile

December 10, 2003

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MIRAMAR, Fla. -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP access networking and services, today announced a strategic partnership with Coasin, a leading integrator of IT and communications technologies in Chile, to deliver IP telecommunications services to the Chilean market, as well as an array of subscriber services including retail engineering, equipment supply, installation, deployment and execution, user training, post-sales support, helpdesk, turnkey projects and operational support.

"Telecommunications service providers are constantly looking for new technological opportunities that offer additional benefits for customers as a means to recruit and retain subscribers," said Rene Mendez, vice president of UTStarcom Latin America. "This is why we looked for a strategic partner to complement our products and services with a robust support and integration infrastructure, so that all of our clients can develop and deploy new services quickly, efficiently and successfully."

A country where more than 65 percent of all residents have some means of telecommunications, Chile has a population of approximately 15 million people and a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $4,314. Of the 10 million Chileans with telecommunications services, 3.5 million have fixed-line phones while more than six million have cellular service.

"This strategic alliance with UTStarcom adds an important value to our company, since the integration of UTStarcom's next generation solutions will enable us to become more competitive and generate more business opportunities," said Raul Ciudad, general manager of Coasin.

UTStarcom Inc.


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