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Kyocera to Unveil Base Station for ArrayComm's iBurst System at ITU Telecom World 2003; iBurst Personal Broadband Enters Large-Scale Commercialization.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2003

ArrayComm, the world leader in mobile broadband wireless and smart antenna technologies, announced today that Kyocera will unveil its commercial iBurst(TM) Personal Broadband base station at ITU Telecom World 2003 in Geneva. Kyocera Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of the base station, is now producing the equipment in volume to support the commercial launch of iBurst services by Personal Broadband Australia (PBBA) in Sydney as well as trials in Korea, China, the US, and Europe. Visitors to Kyocera's booth (#5001.010 in the Japan Pavilion) at Telecom World 2003 can experience true personal broadband for themselves, using Kyocera's PC-card modems to connect with the iBurst base station for up to 1 Mbps mobile Internet access.

Kyocera's base station implements the latest iBurst protocol from ArrayComm and takes maximum advantage of ArrayComm's patented IntelliCell(TM) smart antenna technology. The iBurst base station is the only mobile broadband wireless solution to use fully-adaptive antenna array processing, yielding the industry's highest spectral efficiency and capacity -- in excess of 20 Mbps of aggregate throughput per each 5 MHz of spectrum in real-world multicell deployments, with proven several-kilometer ranges. The base station is designed for enclosureless outdoor deployments and is optimized for the rooftop sites most common in initial-stage urban iBurst networks.

"The splendid performance of Kyocera's equipment in our recent trials far exceeded our expectations," said Charles Reed, CEO of PBBA. "With the general release of the production base station, and the confidence in the iBurst system its performance has fostered, all the pieces are in place for our commercial launch later this year."

"The PBBA trial's success and the other operators with whom we're now engaged indicate tremendous market potential for iBurst Personal Broadband worldwide," said Junichi Jinno, Executive Officer and General manager of Kyocera's Communication Systems Equipment Division "We are anxious to introduce the system to an even broader audience at Telecom World 2003."

"The iBurst system was designed to maximize service capability per operator dollar of network and spectrum investment," added Marc Goldburg, ArrayComm's CTO. "The robust results Kyocera's equipment is delivering attests to the success of the system's design as well as Kyocera's world-class manufacturing and product support capabilities."

The iBurst base station is currently configurable for operation in the 1.9 GHz and 2.3 GHz spectrum bands, with others in the pipeline.

About the iBurst Personal Broadband System

The iBurst Personal Broadband System is a carrier-grade wide area wireless data network designed to provide high-speed Internet access wherever people want it. Distinct and complementary to traditional 2G and emerging 3G systems as well as short-range 802.11 WLAN (WiFi) networks, Personal Broadband technology delivers a revolutionary Internet experience, combining the freedom of mobility, low cost infrastructure, and transmission speeds similar to a typical home broadband DSL or cable line. The system is architected to support the full range of IP applications in a mobile environment, including e-mail, virtual private networking, high speed Web access, streaming video and on-line gaming. ArrayComm's patented smart antenna technology is at the heart of the system, providing dramatic gains in coverage and capacity and the industry's lowest-cost mobile broadband system.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, solar energy systems, cameras, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. The Kyocera Group employs approximately 49,000 people worldwide, and recorded consolidated net revenues of 1.07 trillion yen during the year ended March 31, 2003. Kyocera is developing communication equipment businesses worldwide utilizing Adaptive Array Antennas as a core technology, including the iBurst System in Australia, Super WLL System in South-East Asia/Middle East/Africa, and PHS System including handset, cell station, and server in China as well as Japan, which supports the remarkable development of Chinese PHS market. Further, Kyocera is also deploying CDMA handsets to market worldwide including United States, China, Korea and Japan. As a total solution company from handset to communication network equipment, Kyocera is fully contributing to the development of the communication environment and improving people's lives. For more information, please visit

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm, Inc., founded in 1992, is the world leader in mobile broadband wireless and smart antenna technology. ArrayComm's innovative iBurst Personal Broadband System is the only wireless Internet access system that offers the freedom of mobility with the high speed of DSL at viable consumer pricing. Personal Broadband Australia's iBurst network in Sydney is currently the world's most extensive mobile broadband wireless deployment, covering more than 100 square km and 1 million people. ArrayComm's patented IntelliCell technology -- based on fully adaptive smart antenna processing -- can deliver order-of-magnitude gains in the coverage and capacity of any personal communications system (current applications include PHS, GSM, WLL, and WCDMA). More than 190,000 IntelliCell-equipped base stations have been deployed worldwide, serving more than 15 million subscribers. The company has more than 300 patents issued or pending worldwide, and its technology licensees include Kyocera, LG Electronics, Marconi, and AirNet. For more information, please visit

ArrayComm is a registered trademark, and iBurst(TM) and IntelliCell(TM) are trademarks of ArrayComm, Inc. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks their respective holders.
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