Most Deployed WiMAX Solution in the World Now Certified in 3.5 GHz
Tel Aviv, Israel, June 21, 2006--Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, today announced that its BreezeMAX system, the most deployed WiMAX solution in the world with over 150 installations in more than 30 countries, has achieved WiMAX Forum certification. The specific products certified include the BreezeMAX PRO CPE family, as part of its dedication to customers and the market to meet WiMAX Forum certification in the second quarter. All products operate at 3.5 GHz FDD and use the Intel® PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface chip.
“As one of the founding companies of the WiMAX Forum, and supplying several key executives serving to our organization over the years, Alvarion has been a consistent contributor to WiMAX and the market overall," said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum. "Its market leading deployments worldwide have helped drive the WiMAX market overall, and Alvarion’s certification of BreezeMAX represents another step in realizing our vision for the accelerated growth of broadband services through WiMAX.”
Certification means that a WiMAX device complies with the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN standards based on 100% success in a series of authorized WiMAX Forum interoperability tests. The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The Forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of standard broadband devices into the market with fully interoperable WiMAX Forum Certified™ products supporting metropolitan area fixed, portable and mobile broadband applications.
BreezeMAX is Alvarion’s WiMAX platform, designed from the ground up according to the IEEE 802.16 standards to support fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile WiMAX applications. Its carrier-class design supports broadband speeds and quality of service (QoS) to enable carriers to offer triple play services to thousands of subscribers in a single base station. Powered by Alvarion’s advanced radio technologies, BreezeMAX is the primary building block of Alvarion’s recently announced 4Motion™ mobile WiMAX solution. Demonstrated at CTIA and CommunicAsia, 4Motion is an end-to-end WiMAX 802.16e-2005 solution enabling service providers to begin deploying a WiMAX network today with the ability to support personal broadband services.
"Having been first to the market with a commercially deployed system since 2004 with over 80% of the WiMAX market, receiving certification for BreezeMAX is a major milestone toward universal WiMAX services," said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. "We continue to execute our plans and meet our targets. Introducing our WiMAX equipment in the market before certification was available enabled us to capture market share and satisfy customers’ immediate requirements, while achieving timely certification on a field proven solution."
With more than 2 million units deployed in 150 countries, Alvarion is the world’s leading provider of innovative wireless network solutions enabling personal broadband services to improve lifestyles and productivity with portable and mobile data, VoIP, video and other applications. Providing systems to carriers, ISPs and private network operators, the company also supplies solutions to extend coverage of GSM and CDMA mobile networks to developing countries and other hard to serve areas.
Leading the WiMAX market with the most widely deployed WiMAX system in the world, Alvarion has the most extensive networks deployments and proven product portfolio in the industry covering the full range of frequency bands with both fixed and mobile solutions. Alvarion’s products enable the delivery of business and residential broadband access, corporate VPNs, toll quality telephony, mobile base station feeding, hotspot coverage extension, community interconnection, public safety communications, and mobile voice and data. Alvarion works with several global OEM providers and more than 200 local partners to support its diverse global customer base in solving their last-mile challenges.
As a wireless broadband pioneer, Alvarion has been driving and delivering innovations for more than 10 years from core technology developments to creating and promoting industry standards. Leveraging its key roles in the IEEE and HiperMAN standards committees and experience in deploying OFDM-based systems, the Company's prominent work in the WiMAX Forum™ is focused on increasing the widespread adoption of standards-based products in the wireless broadband market and leading the entire industry to mobile WiMAX solutions.
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