Telkom SA expands its Alvarion wireless broadband network with deployment of an additional order

October 19, 2004

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TEL AVIV -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the leading provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced that Telkom SA Limited, South Africa's largest operator, has placed additional orders for MGW(TM) equipment to complete a country-wide, wireless network infrastructure project initiated in 2003. Telkom SA is an advanced Tier 1 incumbent providing fixed and mobile voice and data services. Grintek Telecom, Alvarion's regional distribution partner, is responsible for supply, installation and local support.

Over the past year, Alvarion's 1.9GHz systems have been deployed in five communities (Hekpoort, Pretoria, Upington, Bloemfontein and Grahamstown) to provide top quality service to SOHO and residential customers. Now, additional systems are being installed in suburban and rural areas lacking in existing telecom infrastructure and to upgrade others requiring replacement systems.

"The MGW(TM) platform is ideal for an operator like Telkom," said Srini Moodley, responsible for Grintek Telecom's Executive Marketing and Business Development. "As a wireless system, it is quick and cost-effective to install, both at the base station and user side, and can reach regions where fixed-lines have been prohibitively expensive to deploy."

"Like so many operators, Telkom knows well that a wireless system is the best way to increase teledensity, fill coverage gaps in its service areas, and bring basic voice and fast Internet services to underserved regions," said Tzvika Friedman, President and COO of Alvarion. "As the world's leading provider of broadband wireless solutions, we are in the forefront of fulfilling worldwide demand for broadband as a fundamental prerequisite for commerce and education."

Alvarion Ltd.

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