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IPWireless expands T-Mobile Czech wireless broadband deployment

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NextWave Wireless has announced that its IPWireless subsidiary, a provider of UMTS mobile broadband and multimedia broadcast technologies, has now shipped more than 600 UMTS TD-CDMA wireless broadband base stations with more than 2,000 sectors of network capacity to T-Mobile for deployment in the Czech Republic. IPWireless' TD-CDMA technology provides T-Mobile with a cost-effective and scalable mobile broadband solution designed to maximize revenues and drive rapid market adoption.

Building on the success of its initial deployment of IPWireless network equipment in Prague, T-Mobile continues to expand its "Internet 4G" network and now offers high-speed, mobile Internet and residential broadband access to more than 60 percent of the Czech population including the republic's largest cities; Prague, Ostrava, Opava, Prerov, Hradec Kralove, Lysa nad Labem, Kurim, Litvinov, Slapanice and Rajhrad. The TD-CDMA network now delivers over 10 terabytes of data each day which translates into each subscriber downloading several gigabytes of data per month - an amount several orders of magnitude greater than subscribers of conventional 3G data networks.

T-Mobile Czech Republic's Internet 4G service, powered by IPWireless' UMTS TD-CDMA technology, provides users with the fastest, fully-mobile Internet service in the Czech Republic whether they are in their home, office or traveling at high speeds. With Internet 4G users get broadband access to rich, web-based multimedia content such as streaming video, music and games. As part of a complete mobile broadband solution, IPWireless also supplies T-Mobile with multi-mode PCMCIA data cards that support TD-CDMA, EDGE, and GPRS and USB modems.

"IPWireless technology from NextWave provides the performance and reliability that enables T-Mobile to stand out from the competition," said Roland Mahler, managing director, T-Mobile CZ. "Both we and our customers have been extremely pleased with the performance of the network and we look forward to continued subscriber growth as we increase the network's coverage."

"We are delighted to see T-Mobile continue to expand its IPWireless network in the Czech Republic to meet the growing demand for broadband services," said Dr. Bill Jones, chief executive officer of IPWireless. "Our experience powering one of the world's largest true mobile broadband networks further deepens our unique expertise in next-generation mobile broadband and multimedia technologies, and enables NextWave and IPWireless to rapidly evolve our solutions to provide operators with the most reliable, scalable, and competitive solutions available."