Alvarion Wins in Bolivia

Bolivian phone cooperative signs $7M frame agreement to deploy Alvarion's eMGW broadband wireless access solution

April 21, 2004

2 Min Read

TEL AVIV -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the leading provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced that Cooperativa de Telecommunicaciones Santa Cruz Ltda. (COTAS), the second largest phone cooperative in Bolivia, has signed a $7 million frame agreement to deploy Alvarion's eMGW broadband wireless access solution.

As a replacement for its current outdated WLL system, Alvarion's 3.8 GHz product will allow COTAS to provide enhanced voice and Internet access to its customers in the greater Santa Cruz area beginning in the third quarter. The Santa Cruz deployment, for which Alvarion has already received a $3.6 million purchase order, represents the first phase of COTAS deploying broadband wireless to service customers throughout its service territory.

Hans Lohner Paz, CEO of COTAS, said, "By choosing Alvarion and its eMGW product for our wireless network solution, we will now be able to reach many new customers in suburban and rural Santa Cruz with not only traditional toll-quality voice services, but also with Internet and data as well. This demonstrates COTAS' commitment to offer the latest in technology to improve service to our customers."

Alvarion's eMGW solution was selected after an extensive review of suppliers from all over the world. The eMGW provides fast Internet access, corporate access and carrier-class telephony in a single system and its modular and scalable configuration enables incremental growth based on customer demand and a fast return on investment. Operating in a wide range of frequencies (800MHz - 5.7GHz), the MGW/eMGW family of solutions have been successfully installed in mass markets in over 60 countries.

Zvi Slonimsky, chief executive officer of Alvarion, added, "COTAS is a progressive operator that is committed to improving its services. Alvarion was chosen from 18 competing companies to be COTAS' preferred wireless vendor. COTAS' deployment is yet another example of the important role that BWA plays in improving the telecommunications infrastructure by enabling high-speed data as well as voice."

Alvarion Ltd.

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