Alvarion Announces BreezeMAX

Alvarion announced the commercial availability of its BreezeMAX Si

June 6, 2006

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CHICAGO -- Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, today announced the commercial availability of its BreezeMAX Si, a self-installable, all indoor WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) based on the WiMAX standard. Opening the door for mass-market deployment of WiMAX services everywhere, this new compact CPE from the BreezeMAX 3500 family uses advanced radio technology for improved indoor penetration and NLOS operation, enables simple end user plug and play installation, and paves the way for nomadic and portable services. Following trials with ten different operators, commercial units of the Si CPE—which use the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface chip—are now available for order.

Easily integrated into Alvarion's over 150 WiMAX network deployments to date, the BreezeMAX Si provides subscribers with the same features and functionality—including advanced QoS—as the company’s BreezeMAX PRO outdoor CPE. By eliminating professional installation, the Si enables carriers to broaden their distribution channels to best fit their business models, and when combined with outdoor CPEs, optimizes their network planning by trading-off coverage, capacity and installation costs.

The Si CPE introduces a unique dual mode FDD/TDD software defined radio (SDR) functionality that enables operation in either FDD or TDD mode, thus providing maximum flexibility in network design and future proofing carrier investment. Through a web-based interface, the BreezeMAX Si achieves a connection in almost any environment using its integrated 9dBi antenna or with an external 12dBi window mount antenna. Supporting a single 10/100 Base-T interface for IP data, it can connect with Alvarion’s rich portfolio of indoor devices for WiFi and voice services, and enable primary voice services with battery back up.

"With Alvarion leading the world in the deployment of WiMAX networks, we are proud to now help accelerate the spread and growth of WiMAX services with a self installable, indoor CPE," said Rudy Leser, Alvarion's corporate vice president of strategy and marketing. “Leveraging our more than a decade of market and technology leadership, the ease and low cost of installation of the BreezeMAX Si enables our carrier customers to achieve much greater penetration of their service areas to realize the WiMAX vision of broadband everywhere. And with its support for nomadic and portable services, the BreezeMAX Si begins the era of mobile WiMAX.”

Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR)

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