GigaBeam Teams With Adaptix

GigaBeam and Adaptix enter co-marketing agreement for their WiMax offerings

April 21, 2005

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HERNDON, Va. and SEATTLE -- GigaBeam Corporation(OTCBB: GGBM) and ADAPTIX, Inc. (a privately held company) jointly announced todaythat they have entered into an agreement to co-market their complementary productofferings targeting the market for broadband communications access. ADAPTIX’ patentedWiMax and WiBro compatible Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology enables featurerich services deployment just-in-time for the increasing flexibility and mobility demands ofenterprises and residential broadband subscribers. GigaBeam Corporation’s WiFiberTMtechnology enables very high speed wireless point-to-point communications for backhaulof ADAPTIX’s WiMax and WiBro products. GigaBeam’s WiFiber operates in the licensed71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz radio spectrum bands.

ADAPTIX will be speaking and showcasing its WiMax and WiBro technology combinedwith GigaBeam’s WiFiber technology at the Broadband Wireless World Forum on April21st and 22nd at the Caesars Palace Events Center in Las Vegas.

The combined product suites will enable mobile, enterprise and residential customers togain access to broadband services using a total wireless solution at megabit plus speedsand with flexibility of access previously unavailable. The ADAPTIX technology is a pureIP based wireless broadband solution. At the heart of the ADAPTIX network is a highcapacity base station utilizing fast switching OFDMA offering the multipath resistance ofOFDM, the flexibility of TDMA, the adaptability of FDMA and spectral efficiency of TDD.

Also important, is the ADAPTIX Software Defined Radio that is remotely upgradeablefollowing deployment in the field. GigaBeam’s WiFiber is important to the deployment ofthis WiMax and WiBro product as it will provide the critical fiber-equivalent speedbackhaul. For most WiMax and WiBro deployments, terrestrial fiber is not readilyavailable for backhaul.

Lou Slaughter, Chairman and CEO of GigaBeam Corporation stated, "GigaBeam’s ultrahigh speed WiFiber technology is an ideal and complementary solution which will enableADAPTIX to rapidly deploy its high speed WiMax and WiBro wireless solution to mobile,enterprise, residential and government customers. To date, there has been significantpress coverage on the potential for WiMax. However, true broadband capacity WiMaxdeployment requires very high speed backhaul. Terrestrial fiber is generally not availablenor are the nodes collocated to the center of WiMax cells to provide backhaul. WiFiberwith the equivalent speed of fiber, can be rapidly and economically deployed to provideWiMax backhaul."

Vern Fotheringham, CEO and President of ADAPTIX, Inc., added, "GigaBeam’s WiFibersolution is ideal and important to the deployment of the ADAPTIX Wimax and WiBroproducts. Our industry is poised to deliver to the market exciting standards-basedbroadband access and applications. With GigaBeam’s WiFiber, ubiquitous high speedaccess for mobile and fixed customers is now a reality. I believe that the combination ofADAPTIX and GigaBeam’s technology has the potential to be a positive disruptiveinfluence on the telecommunications industry."

GigaBeam Corp.

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