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5
Apr

BreezeCOM and Floware to Merge

Creating the World's Leader in Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Wireless Access Solutions  BreezeCOM Ltd. (Nasdaq: BRZE) and Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: FLRE), both leading providers of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) equipment, today anno...
22
Mar

BreezeCOM Announces Advanced OFDM Broadband Wireless Access Solutions

New product line to extend market reach
 
HANNOVER, GERMANY, March 22, 2001 – BreezeCOM (NASDAQ: BRZE), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed wireless access solutions, today announced its plans to release BreezeACCESS OFDM, a rich complement to its current line of BreezeACCESS broadband wireless access solutions for carriers, cellular operators and Internet service providers. The new OFDM line rounds out the BreezeACCESS family of products and working together provides a full solution from residential to large business – utilizing the cost-effectiveness of BreezeACCESS XL with the speed and capacity of BreezeACCESS OFDM.

The OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) product line will extend BreezeCOM’s reach into the market enabling carriers to now service medium to large enterprises as well as employ the technology for high-speed backbone applications. Delivering exceptional speed and spectral efficiency, the new BreezeACCESS OFDM products promise non-line-of-sight operation with robust resistance to multipath and other types of interference.

"With the addition of BreezeACCESS OFDM, we expect to see our customers expand their existing networks incorporating new infrastructure models that do not require line of site between the base station and the subscriber," said BreezeCOM CTO, Naftali Chayat. "Many operators in the 3.5GHz band are severely restricted in bandwidth making it extremely difficult to reach a large enough customer base to offer cost-effective broadband services. The high spectral efficiency provided by the new BreezeACCESS OFDM products will make this possible."

BreezeACCESS OFDM will also deliver the rich functionality offered by the BreezeACCESS network management software enabling it to easily integrate and co-exist with existing BreezeACCESS networks. Other features include Quality of Service, protocol filtering, toll quality voice and VPN support. As well as the signature of all BreezeACCESS product lines … the user installable CPE which virtually eliminates the need to send a technician or roll a truck -- a must for cost effective and timely deployments.

BreezeACCESS OFDM will initially be offered in the 3.5GHz frequency band, one of the most popular licensed bands around the world. BreezeACCESS OFDM will be capable of operating in various channel bandwidths, including 1.75MHz, 3.5MHz and, in the future, up to 20MHz. Later releases of BreezeACCESS OFDM will address the 2.4GHz, MMDS (2.5GHz) and 5 GHz bands. Data rates of 6Mbits/sec in 1.75MHz channels, going up to 72Mbits/sec in 20MHz channels will be possible.

BreezeACCESS OFDM will be deployed in trials beginning in April and is planned for general release during the summer of 2001.

About BreezeCOM
BreezeCOM is the leading provider of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) solutions used by service providers and enterprises. Its products provide a wireless alternative to wired access solutions, such as DSL and cable modems, and facilitate indoor and outdoor, as well as fixed and mobile wireless LAN connectivity. BreezeCOM products are based on a packet switching point-to-multipoint wireless platform, optimized for high-speed Internet and intranet access. Core technologies include spread spectrum radio, digital signal processing, modems, networking protocols and VLSI. For more information on BreezeCOM, visit www.breezecom.com.

15
Mar

BreezeCOM Ltd. Revises First Quarter 2001 Estimates

TEL AVIV, Israel & CARLSBAD, Calif.--March 15, 2001--BreezeCOM (NASDAQ: BRZE), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed wireless access solutions, today revised its estimates for first quarter 2001 revenues and earnings and provided upd...
13
Mar

Clearsky Broadband Selects BreezeCOM Equipment To Support Nationwide Deployment Efforts

Initiative valued at over $7.4 million
 
TEL AVIV, Israel/CARLSBAD, CA, March 13, 2001 – BreezeCOM (NASDAQ: BRZE), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed wireless access solutions, and ClearSky Broadband, an alternative service provider specializing in the delivery of high-speed Internet access direct to business users, have joined efforts where BreezeCOM’s BreezeACCESS II® equipment will provide the wireless infrastructure in support of ClearSky’s nationwide network deployment efforts.

ClearSky expects to spend over $7.4 million in support of its network rollout this year. Initial launch plans include service to 27 metropolitan markets by year’s end, with quick expansion of services into surrounding rural communities. Product shipments began in December and will continue through 2001. Systems integrator WFI is assisting with network installation.

Based in Washington State, ClearSky Broadband is a rapidly expanding wireless company offering advanced wireless technologies that are changing the way the world thinks about the Internet. Currently deploying their broadband network, the Company has systems operating in Arizona and Washington with plans to expand in to Texas, Florida and Nevada over the next six months.

With pilots in three distinctive test markets, Tri-Cities, WA, Yakima, WA and the greater Scottsdale/Phoenix area, ClearSky has over 200 subscribers ready to go on line. “We selected these test markets as they provided all the major deployment challenges we face going forward,” stated Dave Thomas, president of ClearSky Broadband.

“Tri-Cities is an area where other services such as cable modems and DSL are not available and a prime location for a wireless solution. Yakima is a rural community with no existing service, wired or otherwise, so we are able to measure how quickly and easily we can expand into these areas, and Scottsdale/Phoenix is a large metropolitan area with a high concentration of existing wireless service providers so we are able to thoroughly test interference concerns.”

“We chose BreezeCOM for several reasons,” stated Thomas. “First, we respected them as a valuable business partner. We wanted a company that had wireless experts and really understood what it took to deploy a wireless network. BreezeCOM specializes in wireless solutions – that’s what they know and do best.”

“Second, they have an excellent reputation throughout the industry for providing the best customer service and technical support. We have been very impressed with the quality and performance of their products, as well as with the knowledge and competency of their people.”

An alternative to costly access services offered by phone and cable companies, ClearSky uses a cellular topology to deliver high-speed broadband communications with no phone company fees – a huge benefit to cost-conscientious customers. The ClearSky service model results in quicker deployments and faster availability of services to customers.

ClearSky’s networks operate in the 2.4 GHz licensed-free ISM band using BreezeCOM’s BreezeACCESS II frequency hopping wireless equipment. “We did our homework,” explained Thomas. “After looking at all the options, we found BreezeACCESS II provided the speed and network flexibility we needed, but more importantly it was virtually immune to interference.”

About Clear Sky
Clear Sky Broadband is a rapidly expanding wireless company. Currently offering service in Washington State and Arizona, Clear Sky is presently expanding into several markets including, Nevada, Florida, and Texas. Clear Sky provides quality of service guarantees backed by its state of the art network design and based on the success of the cellular industry. Clear Sky is bringing these possibilities to its customers via its national wireless broadband network. This national network is connected directly to a fiber-optic backbone, allowing customers to connect at high speeds, directly to the Internet. The use of wireless technology allows the Clear Sky network to be completely adaptable to new technologies.

About BreezeCOM
BreezeCOM is the leading provider of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) solutions used by service providers and enterprises. Its products provide a wireless alternative to wired access solutions, such as DSL and cable modems, and facilitate indoor and outdoor, as well as fixed and mobile wireless LAN connectivity. BreezeCOM products are based on a packet switching point-to-multipoint wireless platform, optimized for high-speed Internet and intranet access. Core technologies include spread spectrum radio, digital signal processing, modems, networking protocols and VLSI. For more information on BreezeCOM, visit www.breezecom.com.

12
Mar

Floware Announces OEM Agreement with China’s Datang Telecom Technology

Datang Committed to Buy Over $60 Million Over the Next Two Years
 
Or Yehuda, Israel, March 12, 2001 ­ Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLRE), a leading provider of broadband wireless access (BWA) communication systems, announced today that is has signed an OEM agreement with Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd., a leading telecommunications corporation in China. Under this agreement, Floware's WALKair BWA system will be integrated into Datang's product line and distributed in China under the Datang brand name.

Last year, Datang placed initial purchase orders with Floware on behalf of two of the largest Chinese telecommunications operators for more than $6 million. As part of the new agreement, Datang has committed to purchase from Floware over $60 million in equipment for Chinese carriers over the next two years.

Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd., which is traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, is a leading telecommunications integrator and equipment supplier in China. Its research and production operations cover all areas of telecommunications.

"We are proud to be working with Datang, a true leader in the Chinese telecommunications industry," said Amnon Yacoby, CEO of Floware Wireless Systems. "This agreement provides us with an excellent channel for growth in China and confirms, once again, that Floware has the leading technological solutions and expertise that telecom carriers need."

About Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd.
Established in August 1998 and traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd. is the former China Academy of Telecommunications Technology, which converted to a stock company after forty-three years of operations. Datang provides different services for the largest telecommunications operators in China and is one of China's largest local telecommunications integrators and equipment suppliers. With over 4,600 employees, Datang has research centers, five subsidiary companies, four stock companies and two share companies, as well as a company that has direct ownership relations with other companies and institutions in the Ministry of Information Industry of China.

About Floware
Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. is a leading provider of point-to-multipoint fixed broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. These systems are used mainly by new carriers (CLECs) which connect business customers in the "last mile." Floware's WALKair system enables carriers to provide high-speed Internet access, as well as a wide range of voice and data services, on the 3.5, 10.5 and 26 GHz radio frequency bands. Floware currently has more than 60 deployments worldwide.

This press release and statements by Floware in shareholder reports and public filings, as well as in oral public statements by Floware's representatives may contain forward looking statements. Such statements are subjected to certain facts, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to in such statements. The risks are identified in Floware's registration statement on Form F-1 (Registration Statement No. 333-12290) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.