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Agreement to Purchase LMDS License - WinStar Communications Inc., CellularVision USA Inc. and CellularVision of New York LP

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    AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE LMDS LICENSE, dated as of July 10, 1998 (this
"Agreement") by and between WinStar Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
the "Purchaser"), CellularVision USA, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("CVUSA") and
CellularVision of New York, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("Seller"),

    WHEREAS, Seller holds the LMDS A Block License (the "License") from the
Federal Communications Commission (the "FCC") for the New York Primary
Metropolitan Statistical Area (i.e., the five boroughs comprising the City of
New York, and the contiguous New York State counties of Westchester, Rockland
and Putnam), free and clear of all liens, claims, rights of usage by third
parties and other encumbrances (collectively, "Liens"),

    WHEREAS, Seller and CVUSA have retained Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc.
to advise them on the marketing and sale of the 850 MHz License and Wasserstein
Perella & Co., Inc. has managed the sale process, which included, among other
things, contacting a large number of potential purchasers as well as active
negotiations with certain potential purchasers, all of which resulted in the
offer of the Purchase Price and the Loans (as hereinafter defined) all on the
terms and conditions set forth herein, which CVUSA deems to be the best offer
currently available for the 850 MHz License;

    WHEREAS, Seller intends to disaggregate 850 MHz of the spectrum covered
by the License, comprised of the frequencies between 27.5 and 28.35 GHz and to
be conveyed to Purchaser pursuant to a license granted by the FCC thereto (the
"850 MHz License") and Purchaser wishes to purchase the 850 MHz License, upon
the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, free and clear of all

    WHEREAS, holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of common
stock of CVUSA wish to irrevocably consent to this Agreement and the
transactions contemplated hereby;

    NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, and the mutual
conditions and obligations set forth herein, the parties hereto hereby agree as

    1. Purchase Price; Loan. (a) The purchase price for the 850 MHz License
shall be $32,500,000, of which a portion will be payable by offset of the total
outstanding principal amount and accrued interest on the Loan (as defined below)
and the remainder of which will be payable by wire transfer of immediately
available funds to Seller at the Closing (defined in Section 3).


    (b) As promptly as practicable following the execution and delivery of
this Agreement by the parties hereto (including the voting agreement of certain
holders owning not less than 39% of the outstanding shares of common stock of
CVUSA), Purchaser will make an initial loan to Seller (the "Initial Loan") in
the amount of $3,500,000, and, when Seller shall have made the FCC filings
contemplated by Section 2(a) and CVUSA shall have obtained the stockholder
approval contemplated by Section 13, Purchaser will make an additional loan in
the amount of $2,000,000 (such loan, together with the Initial Loan and the
loans that Purchaser may, in its sole discretion, make pursuant to Section 6,
the "Loans") at 7.5% per annum, with interest and principal payable in full at
the Closing by way of offset against the purchase price then due, as provided
above, or on such earlier date as this Agreement may be terminated in accordance
with its terms, provided that in the event of such a termination, such interest
rate will be 18% per annum. The Loans will be secured by a first priority
perfected security interest on all of the assets of Seller as to which a
security interest may be granted, including, without limitation, the proceeds
from such assets as well as from the sale or other transfer of FCC licenses, it
being understood and agreed that (i) a vendor's security interest in certain
equipment has been assigned to NewStart Factors, Inc. and (ii) the FCC licenses
may not be subject to security interests as a matter of law. Purchaser's
security interest will extend to after-acquired property and to proceeds,
provided that Borrower will retain the right to enter into vendor financing and
equivalent secured financing arrangements with respect to equipment acquired
after the date hereof. CVUSA will guarantee the repayment in full of the Loans
in accordance with its terms, and will secure its guarantee with a pledge of all
of the outstanding shares of stock of CellularVision Capital Corp., the sole
general partner of Seller, and all of the outstanding limited partnership
interests in Seller, all of which are owned by CVUSA. The parties agree to
prepare, review and negotiate in good faith and execute as promptly as
practicable (and in any event prior to the funding of the Loans) mutually
acceptable definitive documentation ((the "Loan Documents") in customary form
for these financing transactions, including, without limitation, a Loan
Agreement (including guaranty provisions), a Note, a Security Agreement
(including pledge provisions), and UCC-1 forms. To the extent there is an
inconsistency between the Loan Documents and this Agreement with respect to the
Loans and related security arrangements, the Loan Documents shall control.

    2. Government Approvals; Transition. (a) As promptly as practicable
following the execution and delivery of this Agreement, Seller and Purchaser
will (i) file appropriate applications for the disaggregation of the License and
assignment of the 850 MHz License to Purchaser and (ii) make such filings under
the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the rules and
regulations (collectively, the "HSR Act") as may be legally required in order to
consummate the transactions contemplated herein, with the filing fee related to
any such filing to be shared by Purchaser and CVNY on a 50%/50% basis. Following
the making of such applications and filings, both parties will diligently 


attempt to obtain successful results with respect thereto in a manner that
permits the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein as soon as

         (b) Prior to the Closing, and in accordance with all
applicable legal and regulatory requirements, Seller will clear its operations
from the spectrum covered by the 850 MHz License, such transition to be
completed in any event within 90 days of the date of FCC Approval (as herein

    3. Closing. The closing of the transactions contemplated herein (the
"Closing") shall occur on the first business day (the "Closing Date") following
the first date upon which all of the following conditions are satisfied: (i) the
FCC shall have granted its consent to the assignment of the 850 MHz License to
Purchaser and, unless waived by Purchaser, such consent shall have become a
final, nonappealable order no longer subject to review or reconsideration ("FCC
Approval"); (ii) CVUSA shall have obtained the approval of its stockholders with
respect to the transactions contemplated hereby; and (iii) any applicable
waiting period under the HSR Act shall have expired without action taken to
prevent the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein. At the
closing, Seller shall assign the 850 MHz License to Purchaser free and clear of
all Liens against payment of the Purchase Price as contemplated by Section 1.

    4. Representations and Warranties. (a) Each party (the "Representer")
hereby represents and warrants to the other that (i) the Representer has all
requisite power and authority to execute this Agreement and the Loan Documents
and perform its obligations hereunder and thereunder, (ii) all corporate and
partnership action necessary for the authorization, execution and performance by
the Representer of its obligations hereunder and thereunder have been taken,
except that, in the case of CVUSA, stockholder approval may be required, and
(iii) subject to obtaining the consent and approvals referred to in paragraph 3
above, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the Loan
Documents does not and will not require the consent of any other person or
entity, contravene the certificate of incorporation or by-laws or certificate of
limited partnership or partnership agreement of the Representer or conflict with
or result in a breach or violation by the Representer of any law, court or
administrative order or contract to which the Representer is a party or by which
the Representer is bound.

    (b) Seller and CVUSA hereby represent and warrant that Seller is the
sole legal and beneficial owner and holder of the License, has the right under
applicable law and FCC regulations to effect the disaggregation of spectrum
contemplated hereby and that the License is, and the 850 MHz License will be,
held by Seller free and clear of all Liens. Without limiting the foregoing,
Seller hereby represents and warrants that no person or entity other than Seller
has or will have the right to use all or any portion of the License or the 850
MHz License. Seller hereby further represents and warrants that (i) it is in
compliance in all material respects with the Communications Act of 1934,


as amended, and the rules, regulations and policies of the FCC, (ii) Seller
has satisfied all build-out, renewal, construction and other material regulatory
requirements, and (iii) there are no pending complaints, challenges, petitions,
appeals or other regulatory encumbrances pending or, to the best of the
knowledge of Seller or CVUSA, threatened, against Seller or the License.

    (c) Each party will use all commercially reasonable efforts to cause
all of its representations and warranties in this Agreement to remain true and
correct at all times through the Closing Date and to cause all conditions to
Closing to be satisfied.

    5. Closing Conditions. (a) Each Party's obligation to close shall be
subject to the following conditions (i) the other party's representations and
warranties hereunder and under the Loan Documents shall be true and correct on
and as of the Closing Date as if made again on that date, (ii) the other party
shall have performed all covenants to have been performed hereunder and
thereunder and (iii) the other party shall have delivered a certificate of a
senior officer as to the matters in clauses (i) and (ii) above dated as of the
Closing Date.

    (b) Purchaser's obligation to close shall be subject to the conditions
that (i) the conditions referred to in Sections 2(b) and 3 shall have been
satisfied, (ii) there shall be no injunction or order of any court or government
agency restraining or invalidating any of the transactions contemplated hereby,
and (iii) Purchaser shall have received opinions of Seller's counsel dated as of
the date hereof and as of the Closing date in form and substance reasonably
satisfactory to Purchaser and covering such portion of the matters covered by
Seller's and CVUSA's representations contained herein as are customarily covered
in legal opinions and subject to customary qualifications, including an opinion
of FCC counsel substantially in the form attached.

    6. Termination. Either party which is not then in material breach of
its obligations hereunder may terminate this Agreement without liability by
written notice to the other party if the Closing Date shall not have occurred on
or before January 31, 1999, provided, however, that upon Purchaser's notice
given at least 10 days prior to the date that termination would otherwise be
permitted, such date shall be extended to June 30, 1999 and, thereafter, to
December 31, 1999 if (i) Purchaser is not in material breach of its obligations
hereunder and (ii) on each such occasion Purchaser makes an additional Loan of
$3.5 million in principal amount to the Seller on substantially the same terms
as the Loans. Purchaser may terminate this Agreement at any time if CVUSA has
not obtained stockholder approval of this transaction by October 10, 1998.

    7. Transaction Expenses. Except as otherwise provided in Section 2(a)
and Section 13, each of the parties hereto will be responsible for its own
expenses (including fees and expenses of legal counsel) incurred in connection
with the transactions contemplated hereby, provided that as of the Closing Date


(or earlier termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms in a
case in which the expense reimbursement provision of Section 13 do not apply)
Seller and CVUSA will reimburse Purchaser's reasonable fees and expenses of
counsel incurred in connection with the negotiation and preparation of the
documents relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, including the Loans,
and the prosecution of the FCC applications contemplated hereby, provided that
the amount of such fees and expenses related to the documentation of the
transactions through the funding of the Initial Loan and prosecution of the FCC
applications contemplated hereby shall not exceed $50,000. Each party represents
to the other that it has not incurred any liability for a broker's or finder's
fee in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, except that Seller
is liable to Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. for fees in connection with such

    8. Publicity; Disclosure. Without the prior approval of the other
party, neither of the parties hereto shall disclose to the public or to any
third party any information concerning the transactions contemplated hereby,
other than disclosures to their financial, legal and other advisors and to
governmental authorities or the public as may, in the opinion of counsel, be
required by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CVUSA shall be permitted to
include in the proxy statement described in Section 13 hereof, such details of
the transactions contemplated hereby as may be required by law; provided that
Purchaser shall have the right to review and comment thereon prior to the proxy
statement being filed with the SEC or distributed. The parties will cooperate in
the preparation of a joint press release or coordinated but separate press
releases announcing the effectiveness of this Agreement as soon as it occurs
pursuant to Section 12.

    9. Access. Until the Closing, CVUSA and Seller will give Purchaser and
its representatives all access during ordinary business hours to the premises
and personnel of Seller and CVUSA and to all accounting, financial and other
records applicable to Seller as Purchaser may reasonably request for the purpose
of confirming compliance with this Agreement and CVUSA and shall furnish all
information with respect to the business and affairs of Seller as Purchaser may
reasonably request for such purpose. CVUSA and Seller will cause their
executives, employees, attorneys and accountants to make themselves available to
provide reasonable cooperation to Purchaser in connection therewith.

    10. Exclusivity. Neither CVUSA nor Seller shall (nor shall either of
them permit their representatives or stockholders to) discuss a possible sale,
lease or other disposition of or by Seller or CVUSA (whether by sale of stock or
assets or otherwise) that is not consistent with the sale to Purchaser of the
850 MHz License contemplated hereby or provide any information in connection
therewith to any other party or enter into any agreements or commitments to do
the same.

    11. Assignment. This Agreement is intended to be a binding agreement
between Purchaser, CVUSA and Seller and shall bind and inure to the benefit


of the successors and assigns of such parties; provided that CVUSA and Seller
may not assign their rights or delegate their obligations hereunder without
Purchaser's prior written consent, which will not be unreasonably withheld.
The Purchaser may assign its rights hereunder to any of its wholly-owned or
majority controlled subsidiaries, provided that no such assignment of its
rights shall relieve Purchaser of any of its obligations hereunder.

    12. Effectiveness. Simultaneously with the execution and delivery of
this Agreement the following are expected to occur, upon the occurrence of which
this Agreement will come into full force and effect:

        (a) Holders of not less than 39% of the issued and
outstanding shares of Common Stock of CVUSA shall have agreed to vote their
shares as provided below;

        (b) Seller shall have executed and delivered to Purchaser the
Loan Documentation, including arrangements with existing creditors as Purchaser
shall deem appropriate;

        (c) Purchaser shall have received such opinions of Seller's
counsel as it shall reasonably require in connection with FCC and corporate
matters with respect to the Loan Documents, the License and the transactions
contemplated hereby, including, if Purchaser so requires, a favorable opinion
from Purchaser's FCC counsel to the effect that there is no reason to expect (i)
that the transactions contemplated hereby will materially adversely affect the
regulatory status of any of the FCC wireless licenses currently held by
Purchaser or any of its subsidiaries or (ii) that there is any reason to believe
that the disaggregation of spectrum is not permissible under applicable law.

    13. Shareholder Approval; Break-up fee; Events of Bankruptcy.
         (a) CVUSA has obtained the approval of a majority of its
board of directors to the transactions contemplated hereby, and its board has
recommended and will continue to recommend, so long as such recommendation is
consistent with their fiduciary duties under applicable law, that its
stockholders vote to approve the transactions contemplated hereby. CVUSA will
call a special meeting of its stockholders as promptly as practicable for the
purpose of obtaining such approval, will file a preliminary proxy statement with
respect thereto with the Securities and Exchange Commission within five (5)
business days of the execution of this Agreement and will distribute a
definitive proxy statement to stockholders in accordance with applicable law,
and use its best efforts to hold such meeting and obtain such approval as
quickly as possible.

         (b) In the event a petition for relief under 11 U.S.C. ss.101
et seq. (the "Bankruptcy Code") or similar State insolvency statute, is filed by
or against Seller or CVUSA, each Seller and CVUSA agree to (i) consent to entry


of an order for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; (ii) continue
to comply with the terms of this Agreement; and (iii) to the extent necessary
for Seller or CVUSA to continue to comply with the terms of this Agreement,
seek Bankruptcy Court approval of the sale contemplated by this Agreement or
take such other action as may be necessary or advisable to allow Seller and
CVUSA to continue to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

         (c) in the event at any time on or prior to the Closing Date
(i) this Agreement is terminated by Seller or CVUSA (other than as a result of a
material breach by Purchaser) and a court determines that specific enforcement
in accordance with the provisions of Section 14(b) is not available to
Purchaser, or (ii) Purchaser terminates this Agreement because CVUSA stockholder
approval has not been obtained by October 10, 1998, then Purchaser shall be
entitled to the following as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty:

         (i) Expense Reimbursement: Seller and CVUSA jointly and
severally shall reimburse Purchaser for its actual and reasonable out-of-pocket
expenses, not to exceed $325,000 (exclusive of the amounts payable pursuant to
Section 7) incurred in furtherance of this Agreement and the transactions
contemplated herein, including without limitation, attorneys' fees and expenses
incurred by Purchaser for services of outside counsel in negotiating this
Agreement, the Loan Documents and all related agreements, performance of due
diligence, or otherwise (the "Expense Reimbursement"). Purchaser shall submit to
Seller and CVUSA an itemized statement reflecting such actual reasonable
expenses. Within five (5) days thereafter, Seller and CVUSA shall make an
Expense Reimbursement. This obligation shall survive any termination of this
Agreement, and shall be secured by the collateral under the security agreement
being executed in relation to the Loans.

         (ii) Termination Fee. Seller and CVUSA jointly and severally
shall, within five (5) days of such termination, pay $1,625,000 to the Purchaser
as a termination fee ("Termination Fee"). This obligation shall survive any
termination of this Agreement, and shall be secured by the collateral under the
security agreement being executed in relation to the Loans.

    14. Specific Performance; Miscellaneous; Conflict Waiver. (a) This
Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws
of the State of New York. This Agreement may be executed in any number of
counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but which together shall
constitute one instrument.

        (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13(c)(i) and
(ii), it is understood and agreed that money damages would not be an adequate
remedy for a breach of the Agreement by Seller or CVUSA and that Purchaser shall
be entitled to specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief as
a remedy for any such breach. Seller and CVUSA agree to waive any


requirement for the securing or posting of any bond in connection with such
remedy. Such remedy shall not be deemed to be the exclusive remedy for any such
breach, but shall be in addition to all other remedies available to Purchaser at
law or in equity.

        (c) Each of the parties hereto acknowledges that Willkie Farr
& Gallagher regularly acts as counsel for each of them, and consents to the fact
that the New York office of such firm will provide corporate (but not FCC)
advice to CVUSA and Seller (which will receive FCC advice from other counsel),
its Washington office will provide FCC (but not corporate) advice to Purchaser,
which is also represented by other counsel in this matter.

                            [Signature page follows]


                  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this
Agreement as of the date first above written.

                                            WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

                                            By:/s/ Timothy R. Graham

Accepted and agreed as of July 10, 1998


By:/s/ Shant Hovnanian
   Printed name:


                  its General Partner

         By:/s/ Shant Hovnanian

         Voting Agreement by Stockholders

         In consideration of the Purchaser executing the Agreement, the
undersigned, being the holders of not less than 39% outstanding shares of the
voting capital stock of CellularVision USA, Inc. which is entitled to vote a the
approval of the transactions described herein, hereby expressly and irrevocably
agree to vote all such shares in favor of approval of the transactions
contemplated hereby at any special meeting of stockholders to be called for such
purpose and do hereby agree to take such actions as Purchaser may reasonably
request in order to further evidence such approval and consent.

                                            /s/ Shant Hovnanian
                                            Shant Hovnanian

                                            /s/ Vahak Hovnanian
                                            Vahak Hovnanian