RESTON, Virginia, July 20, 2000 – Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. (“GWS”), a leader in the wireless consulting industry has entered into a multi-year contract with Nextel Communications to provide Benchmarking services in Nextel’s top US markets. The services will concentrate on evaluating the comparative performance of the various Nextel regional markets and will also compare Nextel’s overall network quality relative to their competition. Through GWS’s comprehensive data collection, analysis, data warehousing and diagnostics process, Nextel will have the ability to deliver enhanced value added solutions to it markets.

GWS has selected Ericsson’s TEMSTM Benchmarker, a network benchmarking and quality analysis system, for employing this service. This system is an engineering tool used to monitor and record the network performance of multiple wireless operations simultaneously. The TEMS Benchmarker also provides a measure of the forward and reverse link audio quality with its Auryst TM Module.

“We are very pleased to continue working and building our strong relationship with Nextel. Our goal is to help Nextel not only evaluate their existing performance, but to supply the data they need to improve their overall network quality,” stated Dr. Paul Carter, founder and president of GWS. “True network optimization considers not only benchmarking, but additionally combines performance management, fault management and other call detail information. GWS is working closely with our customers to provide them with this total solution.”

“Nextel is dedicated to delivering high quality digital service to our customers. This benchmarking program will significantly help us meet this objective”, said Barry West, Senior Vice President and CTO of Nextel, “We have selected GWS as we believe that they are both familiar with iDEN and more flexible than their competition, and will also be able to provide more value with the information that is delivered to our markets”.

Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Chantilly, VA. is an industry leading wireless engineering consulting company. GWS provides leading edge, high quality engineering services, comprehensive project management services and related products to the wireless industry. GWS has provided its services to some of the largest cellular and PCS wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. From RF network planning, implementation & optimization to emerging technology product development GWS is unique in its ability to offer its customers a full suite of turnkey engineering and business services geared towards providing tailored and complete solutions.

Nextel Communications Inc., headquartered in Reston, VA is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the United States that covers thousands of communities across the United States. Nextel and Nextel Partners Inc. currently serve 98 of the top 100 US markets. The Nextel National Network offers a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular, text/numeric paging and Nextel Direct Connect – a digital two – way radio feature. In addition, through Nextel International Inc., Nextel has wireless operations and investments in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the Philippines, Peru and Japan. Please visit our web page at http://www.nextel.com.


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