Navini Unwires Fiji

Navini Networks brings personal broadband to Unwired Fiji

July 7, 2005

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- i-Pac Communications Limited today announced the rollout of Fiji’s first commercial broadband wireless network under the name Unwired Fiji, using Navini Networks’ Ripwave™, non-line-of-sight, zero-instal™l wireless broadband network equipment, for the delivery of personal broadband. This 3.5 GHz deployment will cover most of the Fiji Islands.

Unwired Fiji plans to roll out service in two phases. Phase 1 of its service will be rolled out in August and will be in Suva and Lami areas where there are 12000 dial up subscribers that up to now, have had no other broadband access options. Phase 2 will extend service across the island to Nadi, Ba and Lautoka within 12 months.

“For consumers, this is significant because it finally offers a viable alternative to dial-up,” John Pollock, chief executive of Unwired Fiji said. “Up to now, consumers did have a DSL option but it was cost prohibitive for all but large enterprises.”

Customers will get high speed Internet wirelessly, rather than through a phone line or cable. This means all the benefits of traditional broadband, plus the portability and freedom that only non-fixed wireless broadband can offer.

“Navini’s high-speed broadband wireless access will take Fiji to the forefront of Internet technology globally. With portability and with broadband access virtually everywhere within the Unwired Fiji coverage area, consumers will not be limited to using broadband just within their homes, ” said Roger Dorf, president and chief executive officer of Navini Networks. “And Navini’s Ripwave™ products will keep Unwired Fiji positioned for the future with a commercially viable upgrade path to WiMAX 802.16e.”

Navini Networks Inc.

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