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UTStarcom Commits RMB 1 Million, 2,000 PHS Handsets and 200 Base Stations for Relief Efforts in Sichuan Province Earthquake
May 15, 2008 (10:05 AM EDT)

ALAMEDA, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. , a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, today announced that it has donated RMB 1 million to the China Hangzhou Charity Federation, as well as 2,000 PHS (Personal Handyphone System) handsets and 200 base stations to Sichuan Telecom and Chengdu Telecom for aid in the disaster relief efforts in Sichuan province. UTStarcom service engineers in China are on call 24 hours per day to support the rescue and rebuild of affected areas.

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UTStarcom learned that most fixed-line networks are unavailable in the region due to physical damage, and the PHS system is being deployed instead for emergency dispatch and command communications.

UTStarcom's donation follows appeals by various international aid organizations for assistance in relief efforts.

About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and development operations in the United States, Canada, China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at .

CONTACT: Darleen DeRosa, Senior Director, Corporate Public Relations of darleen.derosa@utstar.comUTStarcom, Inc., +1-510-769-2830, ; or SaraZavala, Senior Account Executive of Edelman, +1-702-644-2465,, for UTStarcom, Inc.

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