MVS Delivers VOIP to Mexico

MVS Net and NextNet Wireless deliver broadband and VOIP bundled services in Mexico

January 18, 2006

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MINNEAPOLIS and MEXICO CITY -- NextNet Wireless, the world leader in commercially deployed NLOS fixed, nomadic and mobile plug & play broadband wireless access systems, and MVS Net, Mexico’s leading wireless broadband service provider, announced today that they are delivering Mexico’s first carrier class broadband data + VoIP bundled services, with an average call volume of 1.6 million calls per month, generating over 3.7 million VoIP minutes per month across Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Toluca and Mexicali.

MVS Net employs a powerful carrier-of-carriers business model that supports multiple virtual network operators (MVNO’s) using a common NLOS BWA infrastructure provided by NextNet Wireless. MVS Net’s ISP partners Avantel (a joint venture of MCI), Alestra (a joint venture of AT&T), and its own ISP Ego, launched bundled data + VoIP services in early 2005. During its first six months of operation, from May 1 to November 1, the network’s call volume has risen to over 1.6 million calls per month and is growing at a rate of 21% month over month.

NextNet’s carrier class VoIP (voice over IP) technology employs specialized Quality of (QoS) techniques that enable consumers to surf the Internet at broadband speeds and talk on the phone at the same time. Line of sight is not required, so the user can make a call and surf the net simultaneously from anywhere in the MVS service area, including the office, home, school, hotel, restaurant, airport, etc.

”Today, for the first time in Mexico, we are able to offer NLOS broadband wireless Internet and unlimited telephone calls in one retail package for the consumer’s convenience and best value,” stated Miguel Calderon, Avantel’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “We are thrilled with the rapid uptake -- our subscriber base is growing beyond our expectations, and call volumes are on the rise. We are experiencing the mass-market appeal of this technology first hand, and are happy to report that we are already ahead of our forecasted unit sales by 20%,” Calderon added.

“We are extremely pleased that Mexico’s first NLOS mass-market bundled services are being delivered over the MVS network,” stated Jose Antonio Abad, CEO of MVS Net. “Our partnership with NextNet allows us to accelerate our business plan and continues to create new opportunities for growth for our customers,” stated Abad.

“NextNet’s innovative technology is increasing competition in broadband markets and is helping to drive the adoption of VoIP,” stated Keith Nissen, In-Stat analyst. “The industry is focused on WiMAX from a data standpoint, but the reality of the industry today is that you need to have voice to be financially viable. VoIP lowers costs for both the service provider and the consumer,” Nissen added.

NextNet Wireless Inc.


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