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Agilent Technologies and NextWave Wireless Accelerate Mobile WiMAX(tm) Device Production, Deployment



 

LAS VEGAS, CTIA Wireless 2008, Booths 3110 and 5265, April 2, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, today announced that NextWave will use Agilent's Wireless Networking Test Set to help accelerate the deployment of Mobile WiMAX devices based on NextWave's chipsets.

The two companies will collaborate to optimize the speed of RF power-calibration and production-test capabilities for customers designing Mobile WiMAX products based on NextWave's recently announced NW2000 chipset. With Agilent's optimized support of this chipset, manufacturers can calibrate and test WiMAX devices with the greatest speed and efficiency.

The Agilent N8300A is a wireless networking test set and OFDMA measurement application software, forming a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for Mobile WiMAX devices. With its superior specifications and fast manufacturing test time, this solution effectively meets the needs of cell phone, ODM and CM manufacturing engineers testing WiMAX(tm) mobile subscriber devices or modules that use IEEE 802.16e-2005.

"We are committed to helping customers find new ways to speed Mobile WiMAX test with the N8300A," said Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Mobile Broadband Division. "By partnering with NextWave we can enable faster calibration time, which provides considerable savings in both time and cost during handset production."

NextWave's NW2000 family of "No Compromise" WiMAX chipsets, announced earlier this week, delivers high performance, very low power consumption and high levels of integration, enabling mobile WiMAX device manufacturers to create cutting edge, multimedia-centric end-user products.

"Agilent's leadership in manufacturing and conformance solutions will greatly benefit our NW2000 chipset customers in testing and verifying their designs," said Craig Miller, vice president of marketing for NextWave Wireless, Semiconductor business. "Our customers are eager to get their designs deployed in this fast-growing market, and we believe this collaboration will provide them an important capability to help them achieve their time-to-market goals."

More information about the Agilent Wireless Networking Test Set is available at www.agilent.com/find/N8300A. A photo of the Wireless Networking Test Set is available at www.agilent.com/find/WNTS_images.

For more information about NextWave Wireless' recently announced NW2000 chipset family, please visit www.nextwave.com.

Agilent in WiMAX

A Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org), Agilent Technologies is an active participant in this organization. As a world leader in test and measurement solutions, Agilent continues to be at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing through network deployment, and service assurance. Information about Agilent's WiMAX design and test solutions can be found at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.

About NextWave Wireless

NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE) is engineering the future of mobility by providing next-generation mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies to the world's leading mobile handset manufacturers, network equipment suppliers, and wireless service providers. From mobile television and mobile broadband systems to semiconductors and device-embedded mobile multimedia software that can be found in more than 200 million handsets around the globe, NextWave is evolving the way consumers experience mobile multimedia content. In addition, the company's global spectrum footprint allows service providers to deploy next-generation wireless broadband networks utilizing NextWave's advanced wireless broadband products and technologies. For more information, visit NextWave at www.nextwave.com.


About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Agilent's and NextWave's plans and ability to collaborate to optimize the speed of RF power-calibration and production-test capabilities for customers designing Mobile WiMAX products based on NextWave's recently announced NW2000 chipset. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent and NextWave to not meet their current expectations in these areas, which could cause our results to materially differ from our managements' current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that we are unable to successfully develop products in these areas, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses, and unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products and technologies.

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Contact:

Janet Smith, Agilent
+1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com

Robbin Lynn, NextWave Wireless
+1 760 579 2261
rlynn@nextwave.com

Chris Fallon, Ruder Finn, for NextWave Wireless
+1 917 974 1667
fallonc@ruderfinn.com