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Airspan Plugs WiMaxAirspan Plugs WiMax

Airspan Networks has successfully tested a prototype HiperMax base station and 16eUSB device at the Mobile WiMax Plugfest

October 2, 2006

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Airspan Plugs WiMax

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Airspan Networks Inc (NASDAQ – AIRN), the leading provider of WiMAX systems and solutions and WiMAX pioneer, today announced it has successfully tested a prototype HiperMAX base station and 16eUSB device at the Mobile WiMAX Plugfest held at the Bechtel labs, in Frederick, Maryland.

The WiMAX Forum™ plugfest, which focused on interoperability testing between Mobile WiMAX base stations and end-user devices, was a week long event that concluded on Sunday, October 1.

Airspan participated in the plugfest with two products - its flagship HiperMAX base station that is based upon a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and is upgradeable from 256 OFDM Fixed WiMAX to “wave 2” OFDMA Mobile WiMAX; and its “wave 2” 16eUSB device, which is the world’s first quad-band WiMAX end-user device that will enable global roaming in four key WiMAX bands.

Commenting on Airspan’s success at the plugfest, Alastair Westgarth, Airspan’s CTO, said: “These events help the industry prepare for the introduction of Mobile WiMAX alongside the Fixed WiMAX being deployed today. We are very pleased with the performance of our class-leading, high-end base station – HiperMAX – at the plugfest. HiperMAX will start shipping to customers in the fourth quarter of 2006 and will offer operators a platform that scales from the very smallest to the largest base stations required by the industry, all of which will operate under the control of a single unified management system, Netspan. Airspan’s revolutionary HiperMAX platform provides a first by allowing network operators to deploy stable and mature Fixed WiMAX solutions today, while being ready on the same platform to support “wave 2” Mobile WiMAX services once WiMAX-enabled end-user devices like laptop computers, PDAs and our 16eUSB device become available to consumers. Using HiperMAX, operators will avoid the need for the complete replacement of their base station infrastructure if they choose to add mobility services to the fixed networks they are now deploying. With HiperMAX, the only impact on the base station will be a software upgrade.”

Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN)

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