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Thomas Hemingway Named as NextPhase Wireless, Inc. President and CEO
Sep 04, 2008 (08:09 AM EDT)


ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NextPhase Wireless, Inc. , a nationwide developer of WiMAX networks and provider of advanced broadband solutions, today announced the appointment of Thomas Hemingway, NextPhase's COO since January 2007, as the Company's Chief Executive Officer effective today. Hemingway, 52, who will continue as Chairman of the Board, succeeds Robert Ford, 47, who remains on the Board of Directors.

"Tom Hemingway is a proven executive with an exceptional blend of strategic, analytic, business and leadership skills. As a senior executive and early pioneer of emerging Internet technologies Tom has played a key role in the corporate transformation and growth of the Company. Since joining as COO of NextPhase in 2007, Tom has led the Company to the forefront of the WiMAX 802.16e (mobile) effort," says Robert Ford, former CEO and current board member. "Mr. Hemingway has been a tremendous asset to our organization, and as we build on the strong momentum our team has created he is eager to lead from the helm."

"NextPhase has the all ingredients in place to be a strong player in the WiMAX market place," said Hemingway, "I am delighted to be part of an extremely positive and energetic team. We have created a world-class WiMAX network and are ready to launch in our targeted regions."

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 is focused on providing connectivity services and solutions to businesses, public school systems and local government agencies. Using licensed WiMAX and LMDS spectrum bands, the Company offers fully-integrated solutions with the highest levels of reliability, security, flexibility, scalability and price-performance. For more information, please visit http://www.npwireless.com .

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.

CONTACT Robin Cruse NextPhase Wireless 714-765-0010

Web site: http://www.npwireless.com/