NextWave Broadband and Huawei Technologies Cooperate to Conduct Interoperability Testing and Field Trials of Mobile WiMAX



    CHICAGO, September 27 /CNW/ - NextWave Broadband, Inc. a subsidiary of
NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:   WAVE) and a manufacturer of advanced mobile
WiMAX chipsets, and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), a leading provider
of next-generation telecommunications network solutions to operators around
the world, today announced they are conducting interoperability testing of
NextWave's mobile WiMAX chipsets, based on the IEEE 802.16e standard, with
Huawei's WiMAX infrastructure equipment.

    The testing, being conducted at NextWave Broadband's facilities in San
Diego, California, is evaluating the interoperability of NextWave's
first-generation mobile WiMAX chipset which includes the NW1100 baseband
system-on-a-chip (SOC) and matched NW1200 multi-band RFIC and Huawei's
WASN9770 ASN-GW and BTS3703 three sector BTS platforms.

    In addition to the interoperability evaluation, Huawei's commercial WiMAX
equipment is also being tested at NextWave's trial network facility located in
Henderson, Nevada. Key features being tested include handover, mobility, and
enhanced services such as Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and video streaming.

    "Our initial interoperability testing with Huawei has already yielded
very positive results and demonstrates the maturity of our first-generation
mobile WiMAX chipsets," said Mark Kelley, Chief Division Officer of NextWave
Broadband's Advanced Technology Group. "We are pleased to be working with
Huawei to take the steps needed to deliver next-generation, end-to-end WiMAX
solutions."

    "We are excited about this opportunity to work with NextWave. The success
of this inter-operability testing and field trials demonstrate Huawei's
commitment to delivering innovative, custom solutions to our customers," said
Carl Liu, Executive Vice President of North American Sales and Customer
support for Huawei. "Huawei's industry-leading, end-to-end, WiMAX solutions
provide users with exceptional services, such as video-on-demand, FTP
downloads, and VoIP. We are looking forward to a continuing relationship with
NextWave Broadband."

    NextWave's chipsets incorporate numerous NextWave innovations to improve
performance, reduce power consumption, lower manufacturing costs, enable new
types of advanced mobile multimedia applications, and allow seamless operation
and roaming across worldwide WiMAX frequencies and profiles. Huawei's WiMAX
solutions encompass a full portfolio of IP-based base stations using
distributed architectures and leading-edge technologies such as MIMO, a fully
IP-based WASN-Gateway, AAA, and terminals.

    About Huawei Technologies

    Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next-generation
telecommunications network solutions for operators worldwide. The company is
dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and
solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers.
Huawei's products and solutions are deployed in more than 100 countries and
serve 31 of the world's top 50 operators, as well as more than 1 billion users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.

    About NextWave Broadband

    Headquartered in San Diego, CA, NextWave Broadband Inc., a subsidiary of
NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:   WAVE), develops next-generation wireless
broadband products and technologies for mobile device and network equipment
manufacturers and for wireless service operators. The company's products and
technologies include WiMAX baseband ASICs, multi-band RFICs, device reference
designs, and advanced network components. With over 370 employees, NextWave
Broadband has additional offices in Henderson, NV; Calgary, Canada; Sao Paulo,
Brazil; Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. Visit NextWave Broadband website at
www.nextwave.com.

    Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will
be achieved, and actual events or results could differ materially from the
events or results predicted or from any other forward-looking statements made
by, or on behalf of, NextWave, and should not be considered as an indication
of future events or results. Important factors that could cause actual events
or results to differ materially are discussed in greater detail in the filings
of NextWave with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such documents
are available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. NextWave makes no
commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to
reflect changes in events or circumstances after the date any such statement
is made, except as may be required pursuant to applicable law.




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For further information: Media: NextWave Wireless Inc. Michael Gury,
203-742-2535 mgury@nextwave.com

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