SOMA Wins in Poland

Milmex announced the launch of Poland's first mobile WiMax-ready network based on technology from SOMA

June 27, 2006

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KRAKÓW, Poland and SAN FRANCISCO -- Milmex Systemy Komputerowe today announced the launch of Poland's first mobile WiMAX-ready network based on technology from SOMA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of last-mile broadband wireless access technology. This advanced network, branded in Poland as "NetMaks", will allow Milmex to use SOMA's newFlexMAX(TM) Wireless Platform, based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. The company will offer its customers affordable, primary-line voice, data services and innovative broadband applications in dense urban neighborhoods and underserved rural areas. Milmex will initially deliver services to residents of Krakow with plans to extend the service to other major Polish cities and establish a reliable nationwide broadband infrastructure to meet the nation's escalating demand for broadband connectivity.

Following Poland's integration into the European Union in 2004, the country has quickly gained recognition as one of the fastest growing broadband markets in Europe. Poland became the first Central European country to pass1 million broadband lines and reported 23.8% broadband growth in 2005.However, compared to other nations in the EU, Poland's broadband penetration rate is still relatively low. In crowded urban neighborhoods such as Krakow, broadband services are often unavailable, unaffordable or unreliable. Milmex seeks to change this paradigm by deploying its new 3.5 GHz broadband network. Availability of affordable wireless broadband services will rapidly improve Poland's contribution to both the European Union and broader global economies.

"Broadband wireless technology is easy to deploy and the most economical solution for Poland's broadband needs," said Zbigniew Krzysko, CEO of Milmex. "Offering reliable, easy-to-use service is critical in order to make broadband access ubiquitous nationwide. Connectivity also needs to be affordable for both service providers and our customers. SOMA's WiMAX solution was the only system to cost-effectively address the stringent performance requirements of this market. It is also unique in the ability to deliver fully integrated voice and innovative applications that enable us to deliver wireless VoIP services that rival wireline voice, and seamlessly introduce compelling new services. Broadband connectivity is a leading economic indicator of a country's advancement, and through our new infrastructure, we expect to contribute to Poland's economic growth by quenching the demand for advanced services in residential and SoHo markets."

SOMA Networks Inc.

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