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Woosh Wireless' Technology Partner Wins US Award

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005

Woosh Wireless' technology partner wins US Innovation Award

Woosh's technology partner, IP Wireless, has won the Innovation Award in the wireless category of one of America's leading technology publications, Network Magazine.

According to Network Magazine's website, the award recognises the most influential, most visionary and best product breakthrough companies for a number of different product categories.

Categories include convergence, network hardware, security, servers, infrastructure software, data services, application-aware infrastructure, storage, wireless and network and systems management. IP Wireless won the best product breakthrough award for the wireless products category.

"We believe this award reflects not only the quality of IP Wireless' offering, but delivers greater recognition of what an excellent technology platform it is for wireless broadband and other services," says Woosh chief executive Bob Smith.

Woosh recently announced it had ordered an additional 180 UMTS TDD base stations from IP Wireless to consolidate its network in Auckland and extend the company's network in other centres around New Zealand.

Network Magazine undertook an extensive selection process to select the companies with the best innovations. Technology experts analysed submissions and editor's picks for more than five months and came up with the top 30 based on the most outstanding and distinctive products and/or services.

"IP Wireless' portable broadband products are being used by subscribers in more than 30 countries and we pride ourselves on providing the most innovative solutions to our customers," says Chris Gilbert, IP Wireless chief executive.

In 2003 Woosh became the first company in the world to deploy a major commercial UMTS TDD network. Chris Gilbert says Woosh continues to be a leader in the portable broadband services industry.

"Network Magazine's mission is to look beyond the technologies and methodologies that are hot today, concentrating instead on the architectures that will dominate IT a couple years from now," said Art Wittmann, Network Magazine editor-in-chief.

IP Wireless's portable broadband technology is based on UMTS TDD, the 3G standard optimised for high-speed data. It is used by operators and manufacturers worldwide and has emerged as the leading standard for portable broadband, with deployments in several countries around the world including Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Portugal, South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The IP Wireless portable broadband system includes a complete network infrastructure, pocket-sized wireless desktop modems and PC cards for laptops and PDA's. Major equipment makers are developing a variety of network management and end user devices, including mobile voice over IP handsets and compact flash cards with IP Wireless-licensed UMTS TDD chipsets embedded.

About Network Magazine

Network Magazine (www.networkmagazine.com), published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y. and delivers to 125,000 information technology architects who determine the technology choices of corporate America.

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