Alvarion® Connects 300 Smart Cities in Brazil, Tripling Deployments in Two Years

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Alvarion® Connects 300 Smart Cities in Brazil, Tripling Deployments in Two Years

Alvarion's carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions enable municipalities to efficiently support public safety, healthcare, education and other city-wide applications

Alvarion will host a presentation "Transform Your Great City into a Smart City" at Futurecom on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6PM at the Sala Arpoador


TEL AVIV, Israel & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alvarion®Ltd. (NAS: ALVR) , a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that the company has deployed its best-in-class carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions in approximately 300 municipalities across 24 different states in Brazil, creating 'Smart Cities' dedicated to delivering superior services to residents and improving quality of life.

These 'Smart Cities' were built using Alvarion's BreezeNET® B, BreezeACCESS VL® and WBS Wi-Fi solutions in the 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies, enabling a single unified wireless broadband network that supports a wide range of applications. Such applications include indoor and outdoor Internet access, classroom connectivity and e-learning, intelligent traffic and transportation control, video surveillance for public safety, online services for citizens and voice, video and data connectivity for government offices, hospitals and other service providers.

A prime example of a 'Smart City' in Brazil is Feira De Santana City in Bahia State, a city of 600,000 residents. Feira De Santana is using Alvarion's solutions to advance educational services by connecting over 240 schools to the Internet, linking over 32,000 computers daily, and allowing children and their parents to connect to classroom materials from home. The city also deployed a highly secured private network to connect its public healthcare clinics, enabling medical records and patient information exchange between clinics.

"Over the past three years, Alvarion's network has made it possible for us to deliver a variety of services ranging from city-wide public Internet access, video surveillance for public safety, e-learning and connectivity for municipal buildings, schools and healthcare clinics," commented Doctor and University professor Tarcízio Pimenta Júnior, mayor of Feira De Santana City in Bahia State, Brazil. "We use our wireless network in our work at City Hall as well as to provide valuable services to our residents. Deploying these services has allowed us to utilize our resources more efficiently, enhance our service level to our residents and greatly improve their quality of life."

"Alvarion has extensive experience in 'Smart City' deployments, particularly in the Brazilian market where we've been active since 2006", said Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion. "Our best-in-class carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions are designed to deliver multiple applications, on the same network, with the highest standards of security and quality of service, allowing municipalities to build these wireless networks in an efficient and cost effective way."

Alvarion's solutions for 'Smart Cities' includes the BreezeNET® B solution, a comprehensive and highly-proficient portfolio of wireless point-to-point solutions for license-exempt frequency bands, the BreezeACESS® VL, a flexible and field-proven point-to-multipoint solution providing broadband wireless outdoor connectivity for a variety of voice, video and data applications in urban and rural deployments, and the carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions, covering the legacy 802.11g (WBS Family) and the new 802.11n (WBSn Family) for outdoor and indoor environments.

"Our 300 deployments underscores the extent of our expertise and demonstrates our success in helping municipalities effectively use their resources to deliver more and better services to their citizens," states Ricardo Pence, Director of Sales, Alvarion Latin America. "Our products are well positioned to help communities across Latin America bridge the digital divide and realize their full potential."

Alvarion is participating in Brazil's largest telecommunications show, Futurecom 2012, Rio de Janeiro, October 8-11, Pavilion 4, booth A8. To schedule a personal meeting please contact Latamd@alvarion.com.

Alvarion will host a presentation "Transform Your Great City into a Smart City" on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6PM at the Sala Arpoador. At the presentation, Alvarion representatives will share their extensive experience in 'Smart City' deployments and feature existing and future 'Smart City' applications.

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About Alvarion do Brasil

Alvarion launched is local operations in Brazil in the year 2000. Today the company has more than 1,000 trained certified engineers spread throughout the country working with more than 300 certified partners. Alvarion's first 'Smart City' project in Brazil was the city of Catanduva in Sao Paulo State in 2006.

About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (NAS: 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 globalmacro-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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