Scarlet has announced the upcoming conversion of Scarlet's current Navini-based wireless broadband network to the Mobile WiMax 802.16e standard

March 22, 2007

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- Scarlet B.V., the Curacao international network operator, has announced the upcoming conversion of Scarlet's current Navini-based wireless broadband network to the Mobile WiMAX 802.16e standard and the introduction of new services on the network. The network is scheduled for upgrade in Q3 2007 improving network performance and increasing capacity.

Scarlet has offered wireless broadband services in Curacao since 2001, and in June 2005 launched its Scarlet One(R) branded personal broadband service using the Navini Ripwave(R) MX technology. In the past 6 months, Scarlet has aggressively expanded its broadband network to keep up with accelerating customer demand for reliable broadband service that is portable, easy to install, and does not require a fixed line phone. Expansion will continue throughout 2007 and will be able to serve 10,000 customers.

Mobile WiMAX is the new emerging global standard for broadband wireless and is being introduced into the market in phases. Navini Networks is on the leading edge of rolling out Mobile WiMAX solutions.

With a software upgrade, Scarlet's current network will be 802.16e standard (Wave 1) compliant. The system will come with Wave 2 beamforming capability via Navini's trademark Smart WiMAX(TM). Navini's Smart WiMAX(TM) is the innovative combination of mobile WiMAX with Navini's patented Smart Beamforming & beamformed MIMO, which enhances range and throughput performance.

Scarlet's CEO, Eric E. Stakland commented, "We believe the effects of convergence of broadband and mobility will be substantial in the marketplace within two years. In our view, a broadband network with Mobile WiMAX technology will be a stronger delivery platform for future services than cellular will ever be."

"We are delighted to provide Scarlet with the technology to deliver these exciting new services," said Roger Dorf, Navini's President and CEO. "As more and more consumers experience personal broadband, the demand will continue to grow. Personal broadband is irresistible."

Navini Networks Inc.

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