NextWave Broadband Announces Roadmap for Advanced Wireless Broadband Chipsets



    Family of WiMAX Baseband and RFICs to Include Ultra-Low-Power,
Fully-Integrated WiMAX and Wi-Fi Mobile Chipset

    SAN DIEGO, June 6 /CNW/ - NextWave Broadband Inc., a subsidiary of
NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:   WAVE), today announced the roadmap for its
family of WiMAX baseband and multi-band RFIC chipset platforms. The chipsets,
designed by the company's Advanced Technology Group, are intended to provide
wireless device and network equipment manufacturers with an advanced platform
to develop next-generation WiMAX mobile terminal and infrastructure products.
Samples of the company's first generation WiMAX baseband system-on-a-chip
(SOC) and matched multi-band RFIC will be available this quarter. Initial
availability of the company's second generation chips, designed for
high-volume commercial production, is planned for the first half of 2008.

    The chipsets included in the roadmap incorporate numerous NextWave
innovations to improve performance, reduce power consumption, enable new types
of advanced multimedia applications, and allow seamless operation and roaming
across worldwide WiMAX frequencies and profiles. In addition, the chipsets
incorporate key features to accelerate the convergence of mobile wireless
devices with consumer electronics products across Wide Area Network (WAN) and
Local Area Network (LAN) environments.

    "Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to deliver the
high-performance mobile broadband semiconductors and advanced reference
designs needed to enable a new ecosystem of mobile broadband devices,
networks, and services. Together with our sister company PacketVideo, a
leading worldwide supplier of rich media software solutions for wireless
carriers and device vendors, we've established a strong foundation for the
media-centric future we envision for WiMAX," said Mark Kelley, chief division
officer of the company's Advanced Technology Group. "We believe our chipsets
will establish a new standard for price-performance and raise the performance
bar for next-generation, wireless broadband enabled mobile devices and
consumer electronics products."

    A Family of WiMAX Baseband SOCs and Multi-band RFICs

    NextWave's roadmap announcement provides customers with important
information about the first two generations of the company's advanced WiMAX
platforms, each comprised of several families of baseband SOC solutions and
matched multi-band RFICs.

    NW1000 Platform

    NextWave's first generation platform is comprised of the NW1100 WiMAX
baseband mobile subscriber SOC and its matched multi-band RFIC, the NW1200.
Sample chips with reference designs will be available this quarter. Key
features of the NW1000 platform include:

    --  IEEE 802.16e standard-based;

    --  Supports PCI and SPI host interfaces;

    --  Optimized RF-baseband interface for reduced BOM cost, ease of design,
and optimized performance;

    --  Highly integrated direct conversion RFIC architecture;

    --  Supports highly scalable channel bandwidths from 1.75 MHz to 20 MHz;

    --  Supports major worldwide WiMAX spectrum allocations of 2.3 GHz
(including the WCS band in the U.S.), 2.5 GHz (including the EBS/BRS band in
the U.S.), and 3.4 - 3.8 GHz (including 3.65 - 3.7 GHz for licensed commons
operation);

    --  Integrated MIMO support; and

    --  Optimized for mobile broadband services.

    NW2000 Platform

    NextWave's second generation WiMAX platform, the NW2000, encompasses the
NW2100 family of mobile subscriber baseband SOCs, the NW2700 and NW2800 family
of WiMAX access station baseband SOCs, and the NW2200 family of highly
integrated multi-band RFICs. Scheduled for release with reference designs in
the first half of 2008, the NW2000 mobile subscriber platform is designed to
provide customers with an ultra-low-power, integrated WiMAX/Wi-Fi solution to
support power-limited mobile devices in a wide range of frequency bands.

    By employing advanced 65 nanometer CMOS process technology to minimize
size and reduce power consumption, the NW2100 chipset family will be optimized
for bandwidth intensive mobile-multimedia applications such as mobile
television, streaming video, and video conferencing, and for
Quality-of-Service (QoS) sensitive applications such as Voice-over-IP (VoIP).
When coupled with the frequency-agile NW2200 RFIC family, key features are
expected to include:

    --  IEEE 802.16e standard-based;

    --  WiMAX Forum Wave 2 compliant;

    --  Ultra-low-power, integrated WiMAX/Wi-Fi baseband SOC designed for
outstanding battery life using 65nm CMOS process technology;

    --  Integrated 802.11 a/b/g;

    --  Supports Wi-Fi in 2.4 GHz ISM band;

    --  Mobility-optimized ASIC architecture with advanced power-save
features to extend battery life for multimedia-centric mobile devices;

    --  Supports global TDD and FDD spectrum allocations from 1.7 GHz to 3.8
GHz;

    --  Supports major worldwide WiMAX spectrum allocations of 2.3 GHz
(including the WCS band in the U.S.), 2.5 GHz (including the EBS/BRS band in
the U.S.), and 3.3 - 3.8 GHz (including 3.65 - 3.7 GHz for licensed commons
operation);

    --  Dynamically programmable WiMAX/Wi-Fi channel bandwidths of 3.5 MHz, 5
MHz, 7 MHz, 8.75 MHz, 10 MHz, and 20 MHz to support various profiles;

    --  Highly-integrated, direct-conversion RFIC architecture with optimized
RF-baseband interface for reduced BOM cost, ease of design, and improved
spectral efficiency;

    --  Supports highly scalable RF channel bandwidths from 1.75 MHz to 20
MHz;

    --  Supports wide range of host OS environments and system interfaces,
including SDIO, SPI, USB2, and PCIe, to enable widest possible range of device
types;

    --  Flexi-MAC architecture supports hosted or fully-integrated MAC for
optimal flexibility, accelerated time-to-market, and reduced solution cost;

    --  Enhanced MIMO support;

    --  Supports optional beamforming solutions;

    --  Up to 36 Mbps throughput capability;

    --  Support of 802.16h contention-based protocol to enable WiMAX
operation in license-exempt bands;

    --  Provides improved performance and interoperability between Wi-Fi and
WiMAX frequency bands;

    --  Mobility-optimized SOC architecture with advanced power-save features
that delivers maximum throughput for demanding mobile users;

    --  Highly efficient single radio solution that supports multiple service
types including unicast, multicast, and NextWave's optimized broadcast
solution;

    --  Convergence sublayer support for next-generation IPv6 networks;

    --  Multiple reference designs to minimize development risk and
time-to-market for multiple device types including handsets, smartphones,
PDAs, PC modem cards, fixed CPE modems, USB dongles and Personal Media Players
(PMPs); and

    --  Support for multiple host OS environments to allow the widest
possible range of device types.

    Also included in the NW2000 platform are NextWave's NW2700 and NW2800
baseband SOCs, which are designed for light and medium duty infrastructure
applications such as in-home access points and femto cells as well as outdoor
access points and micro-BTS devices. Scheduled for release in the second half
of 2008, these chipsets demonstrate NextWave's commitment to provide products
that lower WiMAX network capital costs by providing semiconductor solutions on
both sides of the air-link to maximize spectral efficiency, by supporting
multiple service types, including broadcast, and by enabling license-exempt
band operations.

    Meeting Real World Demands

    NextWave's platform solutions, semiconductor products, and device
reference designs will enable network infrastructure and subscriber terminal
manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively develop highly differentiated
products to meet the rapidly increasing demands of the market. NextWave
Broadband's reference designs will highlight advanced multimedia applications
powered by software from PacketVideo, another subsidiary of NextWave Wireless
Inc.

    To further support the needs of its customers, NextWave has deployed a
state-of-the-art WiMAX field test facility, in Henderson, NV, with advanced
data collection tools to measure "real world" performance in typical
deployment environments. This facility will be made available to customers who
wish to conduct field testing of their products based on NextWave's reference
designs and chipset products.

    "Our mission is to make mobile broadband faster, more reliable, more
accessible, and more affordable," added Kelley. "Our 250 world-class engineers
are among the most accomplished in the industry. We have the talent, the
financial resources and the commitment to provide our customers with the
technologies and support they need to deliver the widest range of new and
innovative products to the mobile broadband marketplace."

    About NextWave Broadband Inc.

    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 SOCs, 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; and Seoul, Korea.

    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. In particular, this press release discusses a projected product
development roadmap which includes expected timing for development of products
and product features. 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. It is possible
that our development efforts could be delayed or will not be successful and,
even if development is successful, our products may not result in meaningful
revenues. Additional 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.




For further information:

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

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