Alvarion Wins Ghana Deal

Ghana Telecom expands its broadband wireless network with approximately $3M of Alvarion equipment

January 10, 2006

2 Min Read

TEL AVIV -- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR - News), the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, today announced that Ghana Telecom, the country's incumbent carrier, is expanding its broadband wireless network with an additional approximate $3 million of Alvarion's eMGW equipment. In previous years, Ghana Telecom built a broadband wireless network in Accra, Ghana's capital city, using $4 million of eMGW to provide broadband data and toll quality voices services to more than 2000 customers with limited infrastructure. This current deal covers network expansion that will occur in the fourth quarter of 2005 and continue through the first quarter of 2006.

"Expanding our broadband wireless network with eMGW is a direct result of customer demand from both business and residential users," said Jarle Rekve, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Ghana Telecom. "As we expand our Accra network, we will continue to connect tens of new customers each day, while preparing for deploying broadband wireless networks in additional cities in Ghana. We are committed to offering reliable and efficient broadband services to our subscribers, while serving as innovative carrier and pro-actively employing new technologies to serve customers."

Alvarion's eMGW is a point-to-multi-point fixed wireless system that is cost and technology optimized to offer data and voice services to SOHO and residential users. eMGW supports fast Internet services, corporate network access and carrier-class telephony in a single system, and with its innovative 'hybrid-switching' architecture, uses both circuit and packet switching to maximize spectrum and equipment utilization. Operating in a wide range of frequencies, from 800MHz to 5.7GHz, eMGW has been successfully installed in over 60 countries.

"We are pleased that an incumbent carrier such as Ghana Telecom has had success serving customers with broadband wireless and is expanding its eMGW network," said Tzvika Friedman, CEO and President of Alvarion. "This sale enables GT to continue building out the network as they sign-on subscribers demonstrating the optimally cost-effective economics of broadband wireless networks and eMGW."

Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR)

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