Alvarion Wins Carrier Wi-Fi Deal in Japan
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that its carrier-grade Wi-Fi base stations are currently being deployed in Tokyo to enable 3G data offload by one of Japan’s largest mobile operators. Alvarion’s Wi-Fi base stations will cover major train stations and congested areas in downtown Tokyo business districts. These base stations will provide data connectivity to people and commuters in the area, thus enabling the offload of heavy traffic from the 3G network. This deployment is the initial phase of a nationwide deployment targeting crowded public spaces where data usage is in high demand. Hitachi Cable Networks, Ltd., Alvarion’s partner in Japan, chose Alvarion’s Wi-Fi solution after a lengthy testing and selection process, focusing on carrier-grade quality and performance in crowded areas. Alvarion Ltd.