SOURCE: NextPhase Wireless

December 03, 2007 08:30 ET

NextPhase Wireless Announce 2008 WiMAX Rollout Plan

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - NextPhase Wireless Inc (OTCBB: NPHS), a next-generation wireless connectivity solutions provider specializing in integrated Internet, voice and data communication, today announced that they will commence testing and deployment of certified WiMAX products in 1Q08.

"Deploying WiMAX services in the U.S. has been a challenge to date, primarily because of limited spectrum availability, and non-existence of certified equipment designed for the bands that are available domestically. While the current WiMAX standards theoretically cover spectrum from 2GHz to 66 GHz, most manufacturers have focused their efforts on producing product for the international standard of 3.5 GHz, which is reserved for military use in the U.S.," said Robert Ford, President and CEO.

"In June 2007, the FCC acknowledged this issue by opening up the 3.65 - 3.7 GHz band for Wireless Broadband Services in an attempt to 'encourage multiple entrants and stimulate the expansion of broadband service to rural and under served areas,' with applications for nationwide licenses being accepted from November 15, 2007. Since then, manufacturers of existing 3.5GHz WiMAX products have been working to have their products certified by the FCC, with Redline Communications being the first to announce a 3.65 GHz product to be approved for operation in the United States."

"Now that certified WiMAX products are available, we are ready to take the next step in building a device-agnostic, WiMAX wireless broadband connectivity/content delivery platform serving all 48 contiguous U.S. states. Leveraging our existing WiMAX-ready infrastructure, we have applied to the FCC for a nationwide license, and will begin testing certified WiMAX equipment in 1Q08. Once testing is complete, we will be deploying WiMAX equipment in Southern California, and other key markets nationwide. As certified Mobile WiMAX products become available, we plan to test and deploy those, also," added Ford.

About NextPhase Wireless, Inc.

With a mission to build a device-agnostic, WiMAX-ready, wireless broadband connectivity/content delivery platform serving all 48 contiguous U.S. states, NextPhase Wireless, Inc. is focused on delivering integrated Internet, voice, video and managed services to its fast growing customer and client base which currently numbers more than 10,000. Engaged in designing, deploying and operating its own WiMAX-ready wireless networks and providing advanced wireless technology solutions to both businesses and municipalities, the Company is currently providing wireless broadband coverage in California and Nevada and Internet Service Provider (ISP) coverage in 19 states throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.npwireless.com and www.speedfactory.com and www.jersey.net.

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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