UK fixed wireless operator On-Communications chooses Airspan gear for its WiMax rollout

July 3, 2008

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Airspan Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN), a leading provider ofWiMAX-based broadband wireless access networks announced today that On-Communications, the UK’s Enterprise Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) market leader, has chosenAirspan as its preferred technology partner to supply WiMAX solutions as it rapidly extends itsUK network rollout.

On-Communications provides broadband wireless business-to-business Internet Services thatgives a guaranteed bandwidth with performance similar to a dedicated leased line, but at lowercost and with the flexibility of extra bandwidth at busy times. After extensive trials, all new On-Communications’ base station deployments will use Airspan’s MicroMAX technology, whileexisting networks will be replaced with equipment compliant to the WiMAX standard. On-Communications has already deployed a FWA network in London, Sheffield, Manchester, Leedsand Oxford, making On-Communications the largest FWA service provider in the UK.

Ian Roberts, CEO, On-Communications, commented, “On-Communications’ investigationproved Airspan to have the best, most mature WiMAX technology solution. Airspan’stechnology offers differential service possibilities, such as flexible service profiles, multipleservice classes for various traffic types, and smart QoS for VoIP that make it the idealtechnology platform from which to support UK businesses. After detailed lab and fieldevaluations, we feel that WiMAX is now truly ready for prime time deployment. We are proudand excited to be teaming with Airspan to lead the market in providing this service.”

David Brant, CFO of Airspan, added: “We are delighted that, after such a detailed evaluation,On-Communications has chosen Airspan as its preferred technology partner. We are pleasedthat On-Communications considers Airspan as a valuable and trustworthy supplier and we lookforward to working closely with On-Communications as they expand their network.”

Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN)

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