Airspan Wins in Ireland

Last Mile Wireless launches services in the Irish Midlands area using Airspan's WipLL platform

November 4, 2004

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Airspan Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN), a leading worldwide provider of broadband wireless access networks, including WiMAX standard systems, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Last Mile Wireless of Athlone, Ireland for deliveries of Airspan’s point -to-multipoint WipLL and 802.16a-based AS4030 products. The equipment will be used in the Irish Midlands area to provide high-speed broadband Internet services in the 3.7 GHz frequency to Last Mile’s broadband customers.

Last Mile has been in business since 2002, building and operating wireless broadband networks to serve business and residential customers in the Midlands of Ireland, an area that includes all of counties Westmeath, Offaly, Roscommon, Longford and parts of the surrounding counties. With nine licenses to operate fixed wireless networks in the region, Last Mile has been successful in attracting Group Broadband Scheme funding from the Irish government to finance some of its expansion. The company currently serves 500 customers with its wireless networks, and expects to add more than 2,000 to that number by the end of 2005 with the deployment of the Airspan equipment.

John Gibbons, Director of Last Mile, commented: “We first introduced Airspan products into our network in January 2004. The modularity of the Airspan solution gave us the most flexible and efficient way to manage and control the deployment of our network. WipLL gives us a complete package of high quality radio connectivity, a wide range of possible applications and comprehensive management systems - all at an attractive price that will provide a swift return on our investment.”

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