Alvarion chosen by AccessKenya Group to deploy WiMax for residential broadband

July 28, 2008

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR - News), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, announced today that it was chosen by AccessKenya Group, Kenya’s leading ISP and major carrier, for a large scale WiMAX deployment in Kenya, using Alvarion’s 802.16e BreezeMAX solution over the 3.3 GHz frequency band. The new network will enable AccessKenya Group to provide high speed residential broadband access to the middle and up market for improved lifestyle in Mombasa and Nairobi.

A network of this scale means that AccessKenya Group subscribers from the residential areas of both cities can benefit from guaranteed high speed Internet, unlimited data downloads, year-round customer service and special payment offers. In addition, the ability to establish reliable Virtual Private Network connections will be offered so that customers can access their offices from home.

“After six months of extensive trials, we chose Alvarion as our preferred WiMAX vendor and are excited to begin rolling out the network to provide reliable and fast residential broadband service in Kenya,” said Jonathan Somen, managing director of AccessKenya Group. “Given Alvarion’s market leadership in WiMAX and with an impressive track record in Africa, we are confident that we have made the best choice with an industry-leading solution, which will enhance the experience of our customers who deserve only the best.”

“As the market leaders in Corporate Internet with 8 years of proven data expertise and 5 years experience running our own wireless network, I believe this gives customers the comfort that they are buying a tried and tested product they can bank on with a service quality guarantee like that enjoyed by our 2200 corporate clients. We know data and we are now taking that expertise to the residential market,” Somen added.

“AccessKenya Group presents an exciting and promising expansion strategy and we are pleased to play an important role in their aggressive go-to-market plan,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “We value our partnership with one of Kenya’s most innovative operators and leading corporate ISP, and our presence and ongoing commitment to the emerging markets is reinforced once again by this project.”

Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR)

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