ISL Deploys Alvarion

ISL in Bangladesh selects Alvarion's Breeze2000 for large-scale network to offer voice services

July 25, 2005

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Alvarion Inc. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and wireless telephony networks, today announced that Integrated Services Limited (ISL), a carrier that received licenses to operate in several zones in Bangladesh, selected its Breeze2000 system to provide voice services to residences and businesses throughout the country. Operating in the 800 MHz band, 34 Breeze2000 base stations will be deployed to cover approximately half of the rural and suburban areas of Bangladesh. The network is expected to be deployed by the end of the year.

"Using Alvarion's CDMA2000 system gives us a jumpstart into the competitive voice services market quickly and cost-effectively," said Mr. Afzal Choudhury, Chairman of ISL. "We were very impressed with Breeze2000's IP architecture and modular design, which will minimize our initial investments, support a fast deployment schedule and reduce our operations costs significantly. Alvarion's system is perfectly tailored to our business model and technology requirements to provide quality services."

Breeze2000 is a wireless solution designed for next generation networks around the widely deployed CDMA 2000-1X RTT standard featuring a migration path to 3G networks along with scalability for fixed applications. When applied to the last mile, the system provides carrier-class telephony and always-on data access for both business and residential users requiring fixed or limited mobility connections. The system employs a distributed structural design that minimizes CAPEX with its IP architecture and reduces OPEX with its minimal backhaul bandwidth requirements. As a result, Breeze2000 is a compact infrastructure solution offering superior performance and value for carriers offering local loop services in emerging markets.

"With Bangladesh's varied terrain and much of its rural and suburban areas lacking basic telecommunications infrastructure, the extreme cost-effectiveness of the Breeze2000 will make it an ideal last-mile voice solution for many areas of the country. In addition to its scalable IP architecture, Breeze2000 will secure an operator's investment with a seamless migration to next-generation networks," said Patrick Duncan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Alvarion. "We are excited about this large scale, high profile deployment in Asia Pacific, as it is a model for the many other carriers in the region who can use a fixed CDMA system to quickly build voice infrastructure."

Alvarion Ltd.

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