Siemens announced the US availability of its Siemens WayMAX@vantage wireless solution

April 5, 2006

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Siemens Communications Inc. today announced the U.S. availability of its Siemens® WayMAX@vantageTM wireless solution, just in time for operators to take advantage of the soon-to-be-released federal allocations of broadband wireless spectrum that will be auctioned for the deployment of commercially advanced wireless services, including emerging third-generation (3G) mobile network services.

The Siemens WayMAX@vantage portfolio helps U.S. network operators cost-effectively deliver triple-play services – voice, data and video – over wide areas. The Siemens portfolio is one of the first WiMAX Forum-certified access solutions that includes base stations, interoperability with products from three major customer premises equipment (CPE) chipset vendors and outdoor-mounted CPE, as well as monitoring and control systems.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced plans to auction 90 megahertz of advanced wireless services spectrum – at 1,710 to 1,755 megahertz and at 2,110 to 2,155 megahertz – to facilitate rapid deployments of broadband technologies such as innovative 3G voice and data services. The spectrum will be available for commercial operators as early as June, according to the FCC.

“Business and consumer demand for new, advanced wireless services – including 3G and local area networks (LANs), such as those using Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) – is considered by many to be an engine for future growth in American and global economics,” according to a January Congressional Research Service report, Wireless Technology and Spectrum Demand: Advanced Wireless Services.

The solution’s Wireless Integration Platform (WIP) includes portals for authentication, subscriber management and back-end services. The Siemens WayMAX@vantage solution is capable of supporting a number of applications such as last-mile broadband connections, wireless digital subscriber line (DSL) services, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for small, midsized and home-based businesses.

“With the WayMAX@vantage portfolio, Siemens continues to open up new broadband market segments that include wireless mobility solutions for operators,” said Harald Braun, president, Networks Division, Siemens Communications Inc. “WayMAX@vantage radio technology is beneficial wherever laying cable is impractical or non-economical. This makes the WayMAX@vantage solution a useful complementary technology to digital subscriber line (DSL) services and the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).”

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE)

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