NextG Networks launches corporate advisory board of wireless industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors

December 16, 2003

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- NextG Networks, a next-generation wireless communications company, announced the launch of its Corporate Advisory Board, which consists of leading wireless industry executives, entrepreneurs and investors. The NextG Advisory Board includes Roy D. Berger, Senior Vice President, Marketing at NextWave Telecommunications, an emerging wireless broadband network operator; Alex Gellman, Principal at Viceroy Ventures, LLC, a telecommunications-focused investment and consulting firm and Peter Wainman, Managing Director at Gores Technology Group, a private equity firm that specializes in buyouts of technology and telecommunications companies.

“We are fortunate to have access to such a diverse and proven industry perspective and insight,” said David Cutrer, Ph.D., co-founder and CTO at NextG Networks and Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board. “NextG will undoubtedly benefit from their unparalleled experience in building and operating successful wireless networks.”

Berger is a telecommunications industry executive with extensive experience in the provision of wireless services. Prior to joining NextWave Telecom in 1996, Berger served as Vice President, Personal Communication Services at NYNEX where he was responsible for the development of the corporation’s PCS strategy. He also served as Vice President, Marketing at NYNEX Mobile Communications, the B-side cellular operator in New York and New England and as Vice President Channel Strategy for NYNEX’s consumer business.

Gellman is an experienced wireless entrepreneur with a proven track record in the development of network access infrastructure and the provision of wireless services. His proven industry track record includes co-founding Apex Site Management and growing it into the largest telecommunications site access and management company in the United States prior to its acquisition by SpectraSite in 2000. Prior to founding Viceroy Ventures in 2002, Gellman was CEO at SpectraSite-Transco Communications, a United Kingdom-based wireless site development and management company. His broad industry experience also includes co-founder and Vice President of Development at Horizon Cellular Group, a wireless network operator.

Wainman is a seasoned investor with a successful career that has been focused on wireless communications, telecommunications, satellite and other technology companies. Prior to joining Gores Technology Group in 2002, he was Managing Director at Bay Harbour Management, a hedge fund providing equity and debt investments. Prior to joining Bay Harbour in 1998, Wainman was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he executed a broad range of high yield and equity offerings, merchant banking transactions, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. Wainman’s notable transactions, prior to Gores, include NextWave Telecommunications, Motient, Kistler Aerospace and VimpelCom.

NextG Networks will leverage the Corporate Advisory Board’s extensive wireless industry background as it continues to build-out its innovative Wireless-over-Fiber (“WoF”) transport networks throughout U.S. metropolitan areas. Its innovative microcellular network architecture enables wireless operators and wireless LAN hotspot service providers to cost-effectively increase their network capacity and to expand their wireless coverage in densely populated urban and difficult-to-zone residential areas.

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