Irish Broadband selects Alvarion to expand its network coverage in Dublin and to eight other cities in Ireland and Northern Ireland

February 22, 2006

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- Alvarion Ltd., (NASDAQ: ALVR - News), the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, today announced a major network expansion by current customer, Irish Broadband, having received additional equipment orders totaling over $4 million for systems to be delivered through the second quarter of 2006. This network expansion enables Ireland's leading, innovative wireless broadband service provider to nearly double its subscriber base by expanding its network coverage in Dublin and to eight other major cities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. To enable rapid growth and serve the full range of potential customers from residences and SOHOs to medium and large businesses, Irish Broadband is deploying broadband wireless equipment in both licensed and licensed-exempt frequency bands, including Alvarion's BreezeMAX(TM) 3500--the worldwide leading WiMAX system, BreezeACCESS(TM) VL, and WALKair(TM)3000 systems. This latest order makes Alvarion Irish Broadband's largest broadband wireless equipment supplier.

As part of its network expansion plans, Irish Broadband and Intel recently announced a major initiative for the immediate rollout of WiMAX networks using BreezeMAX, which uses the BreezeMAX PRO, the world's first CPE that uses the Intel WiMAX chip, to eight of Ireland's major urban centres. Included in the WiMAX launch are the cities of Athlone, Arklow, Carlow, Ennis, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Newbridge, and Wexford.

"Once we complete our network expansion, Irish Broadband will be a major regional service provider in Ireland offering thousands of subscribers the benefits of broadband," commented Paul Doody, Managing Director of Irish Broadband. "This selection of Alvarion for both WiMAX and broadband wireless systems reflects our past successes with the company, its world class equipment and support, and makes Alvarion our sole WiMAX systems provider. We are also excited to be part of Intel's worldwide WiMAX efforts, and in doing so, to be taking a leading role in the global acceptance of WiMAX and its deployment by carriers everywhere."

Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR)

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