WiMAX20/20, LLC Selected as Finalist for Best of WiMAX World 2008 Awards

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WiROI™ is a Comprehensive WiMAX Business Planning Tool that Includes a Network Model, a Traffic Model, an RF Propagation Model and a Complete Financial Model. WiMAX20/20, LLC announced today that xchange Magazine has selected WiMAX20/20 as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Award for their WiROI™ Business Case Tool in the Devices/Peripherals/Application Software category, and as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Industry Choice Award.

WiMAX20/20, LLC announced today that xchange Magazine has selected WiMAX20/20 as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Award for their WiROI™ Business Case Tool in the Devices/Peripherals/Application Software category, and as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Industry Choice Award. The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. Nominations were open to exhibitors, sponsors and speakers at this year's WiMAX World Conference World & Expo, to be held September 30th through October 2nd in Chicago, and selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community.

WiMAX20/20 is one of three finalists for the Devices/Peripherals/Application Software award and one of 15 finalists for the Industry Choice Awards. The awards will be presented Oct. 1 at a ceremony following the close of the WiMAX World exhibition floor. All winners and their awards will be featured in the December issue of xchange Magazine, as well as on the WiMAX World and xchange Web sites.

"xchange congratulates WiMAX20/20 for being a finalist in this category," said Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange. "The nominees for these awards are among the best and brightest in the field, showcasing the rapid advancement of WiMAX technology."

The WiROI™ Business Case Tool allows network operators to conduct comprehensive analysis of the capital and operational expenses for deploying WiMAX networks, and develop a complete financial analysis for a ten-year business case. It combines a financial model, a technical model and a services model of a WiMAX network in a single, easy-to-use software package. The financial model includes detailed CapEx and OpEx analysis. The technical model enables detailed equipment modeling and includes an RF propagation model, a traffic model and a backhaul model. The services model includes BWA data, VoIP, IPTV along with a host of advances services. Developed through extensive industry experience, the WiROI™ Tool has been used by over 25 network operators around the world to build successful business cases in both developing and developed countries.

"We are very pleased that the judges have selected our WiROI™ Tool as a finalist for this prestigious award," said Randall Schwartz, Principal Consultant at WiMAX20/20. "One of the key factors accelerating the deployment of WiMAX is the ability to develop a bankable business case. Our WiROI™ Tool has enabled our clients to successfully understand their business needs and acquire financing. In addition, WiMAX equipment vendors are using the WiROI™ Tool to illustrate the benefits their products bring to a service provider's business case."

A demonstration of the WiROI™ Business Case Tool can be test driven at the WMAX20/20 website http://www.wimax2020.com. Online voting for the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Industry Choice Award is now open and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. (CDT) on October 1st, 2008.

The Best of WiMAX World Award winners and Industry Choice Award nominees were selected by an independent judging panel that consisted of Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president of enabling technologies, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.

Delegates to the WiMAX World 2008 conference will vote for the Industry Choice Award winner.

About WiMAX20/20, LLC
WiMAX20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. Our principals have been engaged in the WiMAX® industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of WiMAX devices, equipments, networks, and services. For more information please visit: http://www.wimax2020.com.

About xchange
Founded in 1996, xchange is an online and print publication for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange readers. xchange content, including news, articles, eBooks, webinars and industry buyer's guide is accessible online at http://www.xchangemag.com. Subscriptions to the print publication, its digital edition and the xchange Update weekly e-mail newsletter are also available at http://www.xchangemag.com.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research Inc. Its mission is to help its clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see http://www.trendsmedia.com.

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo
WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest event series in the world focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing a balanced view of where WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world -- wireless and mobile broadband. WiMAX World incorporates all of today's converging and diverging issues surrounding WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World provides a comprehensive view of all the related technologies, as well as regulatory and spectrum challenges, and the business opportunities and risks as they relate to all the key constituencies involved in this critical marketplace. In 2008, WiMAX World is being produced in Asia, Europe and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.wimaxworld.com.

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