China Telecom selects Alvarion solutions for its BWA network; partners BISC and Datang win broadband wireless tenders

December 8, 2003

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the leading provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced that its solutions have been selected by China Telecom Corporation (NYSE:CHA), one of the world's largest telecom operators, for deployment in four provinces.

China Telecom was awarded licenses to operate 3.5 GHz BWA networks in the second round of China's frequency licensing process. After intensive evaluation, China Telecom decided on four recommended vendors, two of which are Alvarion's OEM partners in China, BISC and Datang Telecom. To date, four of China Telecom's northern provinces have placed initial orders for Alvarion solutions: Liaoning, Shandong, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang. Most of the orders were for Alvarion's WALKair(TM) 1000 Multiservice Telecom Platform.

Alvarion has now achieved successful initial commercial deliveries with all four of China's major telecom service providers of fixed and cellular lines: China Telecom, China Netcom, China Mobile and China Unicom.

"We are proud that Alvarion solutions have been chosen by one of the world's largest wireline operators who selected us in four provinces where they were endorsed with 3.5Ghz frequency licenses," said Zvi Slonimsky, CEO of Alvarion. "We are pleased with the selection of our solution for initial deployments by the BWA providers in China. Over the long term, we believe China's huge population, growing broadband demand, and lack of suitable infrastructure make it an attractive region for wireless solutions."

Alvarion Ltd.

China Telecommunications Corp.

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