SOURCE: NextPhase Wireless, Inc.

August 30, 2006 08:30 ET

NextPhase Wireless Accelerates Network Upgrade for WiMAX Rollout

ANAHEIM, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 -- NextPhase Wireless (OTCBB: NXPW), a next-generation wireless connectivity company that specializes in integrated Internet, voice and data communication solutions, today announced that it is accelerating its network upgrade program in readiness to begin deploying WiMAX services in early 2007.

The company has built a next-generation WiMAX wireless network that delivers flexible, scalable, reliable and cost-effective connectivity solutions to businesses and municipalities throughout Southern California. NextPhase is now rapidly upgrading its backhaul capabilities, utilizing licensed spectrum.

"When NextPhase began, in 2004, we made a conscious decision to deploy WiMAX-ready equipment in building out our wireless footprint. We did not want to wait until standards were ratified, and certified WiMAX products were shipping," said Robert Ford, NextPhase's President and CEO. "By focusing on customers' needs and not just on the enabling technologies, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of connectivity solutions and now have over 3500 customers," added Ford.

"WiMAX technologies have advanced in leaps and bounds over the last 18 months, as both the fixed (802.16d) and mobile (802.16e) variants of the standards have been ratified, WiMAX-certified products are now shipping, and most recently, the announcement by Sprint Nextel of their intent to deploy mobile WiMAX technologies as part of their 4G Wireless Broadband Initiative," said Ford.

"In talking with our customers about their needs, we're seeing that ubiquitous connectivity is, and increasingly will be, a key enabler in reducing costs, increasing productivity, and maintaining a competitive edge. By accelerating our network upgrade program, we're further strengthening our ability to provide flexible, scalable, reliable and cost-effective solutions that empower our customers," added Ford.

About NextPhase Wireless, Inc.

NextPhase Wireless is a next-generation connectivity company that specializes in delivering integrated Internet, voice and data communication solutions to its customers. The Company designs, deploys and operates its own wireless networks and also provides wireless technology solutions to businesses and municipalities. The Company is an active member of the WiMAX Forum ™ and the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA). Leveraging its full-service capabilities and world-class infrastructure, NextPhase Wireless offers a comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions that meet customers' needs today, and can anticipate and grow to meet their needs of tomorrow.

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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