Alvarion partners with Intel and UpGrade Communication to build a WiMax network for MobileCity in Sweden using its BreezeMAX platform

October 12, 2004

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TEL AVIV -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the leading provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced the completion of the first WiMAX-ready network in Scandinavia using its BreezeMAX(TM) platform. MobileCity chose BreezeMAX as the most cost-effective way to extend top-quality broadband coverage throughout the region and as a solution to the limited reach previously provided by WiFi technology. The network, located in Skelleftea, Sweden, was built in cooperation with Intel Nordic and UpGrade Communication AB for MobileCity, a consortium of commercial and academic partners dedicated to promoting technology.

The BreezeMAX network is part of MobileCity's showcase Wireless Internet initiative providing broadband services throughout the area's cafes, hotels, shopping centers, sporting facilities, airports, and campsites.

"Our vision is to create an out-of-the box wireless broadband solution for everyone. An access that is easy to set up and use, cost effective and available 24/7. By working together with Intel and Alvarion, we are turning this vision into reality," commented Goran Eriksson, CEO of MobileCity, Sweden. "And since we've proven that this technology works not only in test labs but in a real world environment, cities throughout Scandinavia and Europe, especially those in remote areas underserved by wireline infrastructure can immediately benefit from MobileCity In-a-Box. This is the next step in Internet connectivity, and a business opportunity for cities and companies in general and for ISPs in particular."

Mr. Carl-Daniel Norenberg, Business Development Manager of Intel Nordic, added, "As expected, Alvarion's BreezeMAX network has delivered an outstanding broadband service. This has convinced us that WiMAX should be the standard technology deployed by carriers for Internet access and last-mile connectivity services, especially in large communities."

"We are very excited to see such a distinguished organization selecting our BreezeMAX technology," said Zvi Slonimsky, CEO of Alvarion. "The success of the MobileCity initiative is a model that showcases the potential of wireless broadband, and cities worldwide are likely to launch similar services. As the company with the most wireless broadband deployment experience and extensive selection of WiMAX-ready solutions, we believe this trend plays to our strengths and will contribute to the growth of our sales in the future."

Alvarion Ltd.

Intel Corp.

UpGrade Communication AB

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