With Broadest Multi-Technology Product Portfolio, Alvarion® Poised to Benefit from WISP Market Growt

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With Broadest Multi-Technology Product Portfolio, Alvarion® Poised to Benefit from WISP Market Growth in the United States

Offering includes unique end-to-end portfolio with backhaul point-to-point connectivity, licensed and unlicensed point-to-multipoint and Wi-Fi access solutions

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alvarion®Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR) , a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, unveiled today a comprehensive wireless broadband multi-technology product portfolio designed to serve the Wireless ISP (WISP) market in the United States and globally. This complete product offering is a unique end-to-end portfolio that addresses the specific needs of the WISP market, including backhaul point-to-point connectivity, licensed and unlicensed point-to-multipoint and Wi-Fi access solutions.

Alvarion's product offering is specifically suitable for the needs of WISPs providing:

  • Quality of Service (QoS) for voice, data and video connectivity
  • Rapid deployment and roll-out services
  • Pay as you grow scalability
  • Extensive coverage
  • Backhaul capabilities and "last mile" connectivity
  • All in one typology or full managed network

Alvarion has been active in the WISP market for over 15 years with its licensed and unlicensed products. The field-proven BreezeMAX® Extreme in the unlicensed 3.65 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies has been used in many networks to provide all in one carrier-class Quality of Service. More recently, Alvarion expanded its product offering for this market with the licensed point-to-multipoint BreezeCOMPACT, unlicensed point-to-point BreezeULTRA™ and the WBSn carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution. All of these products help WISP operators to quickly build a reliable network that contributes to profitability and competitiveness.

"Our mission is to connect rural and small town customers to the benefits of high speed wireless internet to help improve the quality of life for rural and small town residents as well as assist in improved safety, economic growth, and education," said David Weddell, Chief Executive Officer at CUE Band, LLC. "Alvarion's mature BreezeMAX Extreme is the perfect solution for our company. The flexibility of Alvarion's solution allows us to quickly and efficiently roll out our wireless network as demand for our services grow and as we introduce our offering to new communities, delivering high quality voice, data and video services to our residential and business customers."

"Wireless Connections has been a significant Alvarion partner for over 15 years, and has been intimately involved with management and product development over time. We have been installing Alvarion's solutions in WISP environments for many in years. With many years of experience, Alvarion has been able to adapt its products and services to meet the unique challenges of WISPs," said Mike Cowan, President of Wireless Connections. "We are very excited about the recent changes implemented as part of the company's turnaround efforts. Streamlining sales and product development for a more efficient Go-To market strategy is already beginning to show results. Our book of business in the traditional ISP/Telco space is showing strong growth in new projects. We are also seeing significant development in alternate markets such as Rail, Government and Military. Alvarion's multi-technology portfolio and expected roadmap make us very excited about the future."

"The WISP market - supporting the proliferation of broadband services in rural areas in the U.S. and elsewhere - has been an important market for Alvarion for many years. Our diverse product offering coupled by our focus on continuous technology advancements have enabled us to provide flexible, cost effective solutions that can be deployed quickly and efficiently, allowing service providers to expand their network as they grow," said Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion. "Broadband service can foster economic growth and make possible e-learning and e-healthcare applications otherwise unavailable in remote locations. We are excited to be part of this opportunity and look forward to continue serving existing and new WISP customers".

Products that make a difference:

The BreezeCOMPACT, currently available in the licensed 3.5 GHz and unlicensed 3.65 GHz frequencies, is a zero-footprint high performance WiMAX base station, implementing Alvarion's advanced SDR technology and is software upgradable to LTE Advanced. In 2013, Alvarion intends to introduce the BreezeCOMPACT in the unlicensed 5 GHz frequency.

Built on the 802.11n technology, the BreezeULTRA is available in the unlicensed 5 GHz band. The BreezeULTRA point-to-point solution offers extended capacity and coverage performance, leveraging powerful packet-processing, 250 Mbps net-throughput, quality of service, and high-transmission rates, creating high capacity IP backhauling and connectivity. The BreezeULTRA is software upgradable to a two-radio double capacity system to be released in 2013.

Available in the unlicensed 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies, Alvarion's WBSn family of Wi-Fi base station is a carrier-grade solution designed to provide the highest reliability, quality of service, security and manageability. WBSn base stations combine two-way Beamforming 802.11n and interference immunity technologies together with 3x3:3 MIMO, delivering best capacity and coverage, with speeds of up to 450 Mbps per band and are Passpoint™ 2.0 ready.

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About CUE Band LLC

Communication Unites Everyone with Broadband = CUE Band. CUE Band is a privately held company based in rural Ohio providing broadband access, including advanced services of data, voice and video in unserved and underserved rural markets with plans to be the premier consolidator of rural market broadband nationwide. CUE Band's strategy is to provide a total broadband solution and continue rapid growth through organic growth, acquisition of networks and subscribers and continue to partner with local government entities. CUE Band has an experienced broadband operations team with extensive Telecom and wireless broadband ISP expertise as well as the expertise to consolidate large numbers of networks and subscribers through its roll-up strategy. For more information on CUE Band, visit http://www.cueband.com or call (855) CUE-BAND (283-2263) or e-mail info@cueband.com.

About Wireless Connections

Wireless Connections, a division of Advanced Computer Connections, Inc., is the leader in providing expertise needed for proper design, equipment purchases, implementation and maintenance of wireless networks in both licensed and unlicensed frequencies. The company's typical clients include ISPs, utilities, telcos, emergency management agencies, municipalities and resellers across the country in need of a wireless solution (www.wirelessconnections.net).

About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion's management and are subject to various factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement our 2012 turnaround plan, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the current global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; our inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of our strategic initiatives to enable us to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated; delays in the receipt of orders from customers and in the delivery by us of such orders; our failure to fully and effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion Inc., acquired by us in November 2011, into our products and realize the expected synergies from the acquisition; the failure of the markets for our (including Wavion's) products to grow as anticipated; our inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; our inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers; our inability to comply with covenants included in our financing agreements; our inability to raise sufficient funds to continue our operations, either through equity issuances or asset sales; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's annual reports on Form 20-F as well as in other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Information set forth in this press release pertaining to third parties has not been independently verified by Alvarion and is based solely on publicly available information or on information provided to Alvarion by such third parties for inclusion in this press release. The web sites appearing in this press release are not and will not be included or incorporated by reference in any filing made by Alvarion with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which this press release will be a part of.

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Alvarion®, its logo and certain names, product and service names referenced herein are either registered trademarks, trademarks, trade names or service marks of Alvarion Ltd. in certain jurisdictions.All other names are or may be the trademarks of their respective owners.



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