Global Mobile Trials WiMax

Global Mobile, Taiwan's leading WiMax operator, and NextWave Wireless announce a joint technology collaboration

June 4, 2008

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Global Mobile Corporation, Taiwan's leading WiMAX operator, and NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, announced today a joint technology collaboration to make end-to-end mobile WiMAX solutions a reality for the global market. The two organizations will set up a comprehensive WiMAX field trial and demonstration network that will leverage shared resources to provide Global Mobile's end-users a robust, personalized mobile experience through the delivery of next generation mobile multimedia services, including mobile TV, interactive media services, and digital audio. This solution -- powered by NextWave's MXtv(TM) technology --incorporates NextWave's WiMAX infrastructure equipment, including the V5 base station and Access Service Network (ASN) gateway platform, and supports the development of a full range of feature-rich devices, based on NextWave's "No Compromise," highly integrated WiMAX chipsets and innovative software provided by PacketVideo (PV), a NextWave Wireless subsidiary. This trial network will be deployed in Taipei, Taiwan.

Global Mobile was awarded its WiMAX operator license in October 2007 by the National Communications Commission of Taiwan, and is entering into this strategic cooperation agreement with NextWave to drive innovation and the delivery of next-generation mobile broadband communications in Taiwan; further strengthening the country's role as a global leader in the mobile WiMAX movement. By conducting a mobile WiMAX field trial utilizing NextWave's comprehensive WiMAX products and technologies, Global Mobile will accelerate WiMAX momentum through the delivery of new and innovative multimedia services to its customers while establishing its organization as a premier global WiMAX provider. This represents a win-win opportunity for both organizations, as it affords Global Mobile the ability to lend its WiMAX expertise in operations and device development worldwide, and grants NextWave the opportunity to expand its presence and relationships in the local Taiwanese market.

"A significant goal of our technology collaboration with NextWave Wireless is to establish a leadership position in delivering next-generation, WiMAX-based mobile multimedia services to end-users; further extending our international competitiveness in the WiMAX field," said Rosemary Ho, chairwoman, Global Mobile Corporation. "We are dedicated to providing our customers with 'anywhere, anytime, any device' offerings that give them a more robust and innovative mobile experience. We believe that by working with NextWave, we will strengthen our core capabilities to speed our move to WiMAX."

The solutions to be leveraged for Global Mobile's WiMAX trial network will include NextWave's MXtv technology, a breakthrough mobile multicast and broadcast solution that has the potential to drive greater revenue potential through higher ARPU (Average Revenue Per User). MXtv is completely compatible with the current IEEE 802.16e standard, and is designed to lower the cost of offering high-quality, mobile broadcast services to subscribers. Additionally, as part of the field trial, Global Mobile will implement a complete end-to-end system of NextWave's new V5 base transceiver station and ASN gateway platform, providing both Business and Operational Support Systems (BSS/OSS) and a seamless migration path that supports Wave 2 WiMAX.

Global Mobile Corp.

NextWave Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: WAVE)

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