Alvarion Expands China Netcom

Alvarion is expanding its deployment of the Alvarion 3.5GHz Broadband Wireless solution to additional sites in four provinces

September 28, 2004

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TEL AVIV -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the leading provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced that China Netcom (CNC), China's second largest fixed telecommunications provider, is expanding its deployment of the Alvarion 3.5GHz Broadband Wireless solution to additional sites in four provinces with its strategic partner, Siemens Communication Networks Ltd., Beijing (SCNB), a joint venture of Siemens AG and Chinese enterprises. The sites targeted for deployment are in the provinces of Sichuan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Hunan.

The decision follows CNC's successful deployment of Alvarion's WALKair(TM) solution in three provinces over the past year with SCNB, after securing part of 3.5GHz licenses awarded in the third round of China's frequency allocation process.

CNC plans to use the versatile WALKair1000 platform to provide small-and medium-sized customers with a variety of new services and applications. Offerings include a range of IP-based access services, including Voice over IP, high-speed Internet access and leased lines (E1 and Fractional E1). The operator will also incorporate these services as the basis for cost-effective hotspots, ISP backbone services, and to support its popular "Phone Supermarket" phone-booth service concept.

"CNC has emerged as one of China's most important wireless broadband players and a strategic customer for Alvarion," said Zvi Slonimsky, CEO of Alvarion. "Over the past two years, the success of the projects that we have completed for all four of China's major telcos proves that WALKair is a superb infrastructure solution for China, given its diverse and rugged terrain. We are confident that the strong partnership with SCNB plus competitive advantages help us win additional business as we participate in future tenders."

Alvarion Ltd.

China Netcom Corp. Ltd.

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