Accelerating the availability of broadband wireless access, Intel today announced the availability of the Intel® WiMAX Connection 2250, the company’s next-generation system-on-chip and its first designed to support mobile networks in addition to fixed networks. The Intel WiMAX Connection 2250 is the industry’s first dual-mode baseband chip, and when paired with Intel’s discrete tri-band WiMAX radio, the solution is capable of supporting all global WiMAX frequencies. Work that has begun on a mobile WiMAX trial in Portland, Ore. in collaboration with Clearwire and Motorola. The trial is expected to run through 2007.

Accelerating the availability of broadband wireless access, Intel Corporation
today announced the availability of the Intel® WiMAX Connection 2250, the
company’s next-generation system-on-chip and its first designed to support
mobile networks in addition to fixed networks.

The Intel WiMAX Connection 2250 is the industry’s first dual-mode baseband chip,
and when paired with Intel’s discrete tri-band WiMAX radio, the solution is
capable of supporting all global WiMAX frequencies.

Speaking at WiMAX World today, Sean Maloney, executive vice president and
general manager of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group, also announced that
Motorola Inc. currently intends to integrate the Intel WiMAX Connection 2250
into its CPEi 200 Series of WiMAX customer premise equipment. Motorola joins
several other leading telecommunications equipment manufacturers currently
expected to deliver Intel WiMAX Connection 2250-based products in 2007.

"Intel is bringing its first mobile WiMAX compliant product to market, marking
an incredibly important step in the launch of mobile WiMAX," said Maloney. "The
first with dual mode support, the new chip bridges the worlds of fixed and
mobile WiMAX, helping equipment manufacturers build customer premise equipment
at increasingly attractive price points, and service providers to break ground
on upgradeable networks."

WiMAX is a standards-based wireless technology for providing high-speed,
last-mile broadband connectivity to homes and businesses and for mobile wireless
networks. Intel’s WiMAX silicon delivers the features needed to enable
cost-effective, high-speed wireless modems for homes and businesses.

Service providers may benefit from the versatility and faster time to market
afforded by the dual-mode support of the Intel WiMAX Connection 2250. Compliance
with both the IEEE 802.16-2004 fixed standard and the more advanced IEEE
802.16e-2005 specification for fixed, nomadic and mobile WiMAX functionality
enables the development of customer premise equipment that can be deployed in
"d" mode and upgraded to "e" mode with a quick over-the-air software upgrade.
The Intel WiMAX Connection 2250 is optimized for cost-effective WiMAX modems and
offers flexibility in equipment design, deployment and application.

Maloney went on to highlight the growing number of service providers committed
to building out WiMAX networks and said that trials and deployments worldwide
now top 225, with more than 40 commercial networks currently delivering wireless
broadband services. Among the many service providers and equipment manufacturers
currently providing Intel WiMAX Connection 2250-based solutions and services are
Telefonica de Espana and Iberbanda working with Alvarion; Pipex and Yozan
working with Airspan Networks; GTS Poland working with Aperto Networks; Teledata
Mocambique, Lda (Africa), Crowley Data (Poland) and Integrated Telecom Company
Ltd. (ITC) (Saudi Arabia) working with Redline Communications. In addition,
Motorola, Alcatel, Navini, Proxim, Siemens and SR Telecom, among others, have
announced they will also incorporate the new Intel chip into their product
lines.

Maloney also highlighted work that has begun on a mobile WiMAX trial in
Portland, Ore. in collaboration with Clearwire and Motorola. The trial is
expected to run through 2007.