Alvarion Expands KDN

Kenya Data Networks expands its broadband network with Alvarion to provide WiMax-ready services to businesses and ISPS

August 18, 2005

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, today announced that Kenya Data Networks Ltd. (KDN), a subsidiary of Sameer ICT Group, has ordered an initial deployment of Alvarion's WiMAX-ready equipment, BreezeMAX(TM) 3500, to bring WiMAX broadband services to businesses and internet service providers (ISPs) in five Kenyan cities. Following successful commercial trials, KDN, an emerging carrier that counts among its customers all the ISPs in Kenya, has now purchased the BreezeMAX to cover the cities of Kisumu, Eldoret, Ukunda, Diani, and Malindi.

KDN plans to extend services to another ten towns in the upcoming weeks and eventually to the capital city of Nairobi. Upon completion of the BreezeMAX installation, KDN plans to offer triple play services of voice, data and video to its customers. Last year, KDN installed Alvarion BreezeACCESS(TM) OFDM and WALKair(TM) products in the 3.5 GHz frequency bands to supply highly reliable last-mile access services to Kenya's major ISP's, banks, universities, multinational corporations, and small-to-medium-sized businesses.

"Over the years, KDN and Alvarion have developed a strong partnership in the East African market that has allowed us to become the undisputed market leader in our region", said Mr. Kai Wulff, Managing Director of KDN. "KDN values Alvarion as a real partner that always has an open ear for special customer needs and market requirement and as a result, Alvarion has enabled us to proceed in our commitment towards the 'Universal Access Obligation" that we have with the Kenyan government and eventually we hope to cover more than 70% of Kenya's population with affordable broadband services."

Alvarion Ltd.

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