AirNet Communications receives $1.4 million order for the National Guard

October 8, 2004

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MELBOURNE, Fla. -- AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station products for wireless communications, today announced that it has received a $1.4M purchase order for deployment with the National Guard Bureau from a leading global strategy and technology firm. The National Guard has purchased AirNet's latest products including RapidCell(TM) base stations and TripCap AirSite(R) Backhaul Free(TM) base stations to improve incident based communications potential in support of Homeland Security and Homeland Defense missions.

The RapidCell base station solves the problem of quickly deploying a reliable communications system, whenever and wherever it is needed. When used with the TripCap AirSite Backhaul Free base stations, the National Guard will have the capability of flexibly deploying high capacity, secure multi-frequency GSM communications across a large or small geographical coverage area.

For almost 2 years, AirNet has been working with National Guard and other government representatives in a concerted effort to build awareness of the flexibility and features of AirNet's SDR technology.

"Congress anticipates that the RapidCell solution will assist the National Guard in accomplishing the vital task of assuring a reliable information flow and the exchange of trusted information throughout the emergency response community, including from the local incident scene through responding local, state, and federal agencies," said Colonel Ken Stilley of the California National Guard. "Congress has asked the National Guard to conduct a thorough, comprehensive, and rigorous field evaluation of the RapidCell system to confirm our technical analysis that it will in fact assist us in assuring that the right information reaches the right people at the right time, even under the worst of circumstances. We have every confidence that our evaluation will confirm exactly that."

"Returning to our historical roots, we have targeted the U.S. Government as one of the cornerstones of our business model and future growth," said Glenn Ehley, President & CEO for AirNet Communications. "We believe in our ability to help the homeland security and homeland defense sectors with solutions utilizing our core competencies."

"The ability to provide both multiple GSM bands simultaneously and up to 96 channels of voice and data in a highly compact, rapidly deployable, cost-effective macro cell utilizing broadband, SDR technology is a big improvement in government communications markets," said Terry Williams, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for AirNet Communications. "No one else has this capability."

AirNet Communications Corp.

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