SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2008) - NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, today announced that Dr. Bill Jones, CEO of NextWave Network Products, and Marc Fossier, CTO of France Telecom, will deliver the opening presentation of the Mobile TV track -- "Mobile TV - Technology Debate: Delivering Mobile TV Over 3G with MBMS" -- at the Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona. The session will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, from 11:40 - 13:10.

The presentation will draw upon the experiences of Orange and NextWave in trialing TDtv™, and explore how as an industry mobile operators and the entire mobile value chain can work together to advance mobile TV and offer subscribers innovative multimedia and broadcast services. The discussion will also detail how 3G operators can use their currently-idle unpaired spectrum to deliver compelling multicast mobile TV services using an MBMS that is cost-effective for mass-market deployment.

Today, European operators looking to deliver multicast mobile TV services are faced with a range of broadcast or cellular-based technologies. However, the core issue remains the availability of spectrum and the fact that many mobile broadcast solutions require either completely new spectrum or partnerships with broadcasters. NextWave's TDtv solution, the UMTS TD-CDMA 3GPP MBMS standard for mobile TV, is the only mobile broadcast solution specifically designed to operate on a UMTS operator's existing unpaired 3G spectrum.

In 2007 Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange, and 3UK announced successful results of a technical trial of TDtv, which successfully delivered 11-14 high quality channels in only 5MHz of TDD spectrum. The trial also demonstrated how TDtv offers comparable coverage to WCDMA with less cell sites, the ability of TDtv to support users at vehicular speeds, and the viability of dual-mode TDtv/WCDMA handsets.

NextWave will be demonstrating TDtv along with a wide range of mobile multimedia broadcast and mobile broadband technologies at the Mobile World Congress on Stand #AV40.

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, consumer electronics manufacturers 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. Mobile broadband networks powered by NextWave's 4G evolution technologies have been deployed by operators around the world including T-Mobile in the Czech Republic and the City of New York which is launching the largest public-safety mobile broadband network in the world. NextWave's award-winning and field-proven TDtv technology provides UMTS operators the most cost-effective and flexible means to deliver mobile television and multimedia broadcast services by using their existing spectrum. NextWave Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California, U.S.A., and has offices in over a dozen countries. Visit NextWave Wireless at

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Contact Information: CONTACTS: NextWave Wireless Media Relations: Ruder Finn Kristie Heins Fox (312) 329-3985 NextWave Network Products Media Relations: Suzanne McCormac (415) 577-9135 United Kingdom Ed Howson +44 (207) 981 9783