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NextWave, WiChorus Team

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LAS VEGAS -- NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, and WiChorus, a provider of intelligent wireless core solutions, today announced a joint agreement to provide a powerful end-to-end WiMAX infrastructure solution for operators that integrates WiChorus’ world class Intelligent ASN Gateway and Home Agent solutions with NextWave’s leading WiMAX base station products. WiChorus will also add support for NextWave’s MXtv technology. Together, the integrated technologies offer operators a best-in-class WiMAX infrastructure solution for enhanced network performance, and provide operators with the ability to deliver innovative services such as mobile TV and multimedia for increased revenue opportunities.

As part of the joint agreement NextWave will bundle their WiMAX base stations with WiChorus ASN Gateways and Home Agents enabling operators to purchase a complete end-to-end WiMAX solution. Benefits for operators include the advanced accounting and charging, content-based service differentiation, peer-to-peer traffic management and network optimization capabilities of the WiChorus product line. These capabilities combined with NextWave’s Macro, Micro and Pico network infrastructure products which feature intercell interference mitigation and broadcast TV capabilities provide wireless operators with the world-class performance, scalability, and flexibility they require while significantly reducing upfront network deployment and ongoing operational costs. In addition, the combined turnkey solution features new revenue-generating service offerings such as MXtv, superior coverage for a given investment level, and streamlined operational costs enabling operators to deploy more scalable and profitable WiMAX networks.

“NextWave is committed to providing wireless operators with the most advanced services to take full advantage of the enormous market for mobile TV and interactive multimedia applications, said Dr. William Jones, CEO of NextWave Wireless’ Network Products division. “Through our partnership with WiChorus we are bringing together best in class solutions to optimize network performance and create a more robust end-to-end infrastructure solution.”

NextWave Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: WAVE)

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