Alvarion Chosen by Digicel as Strategic Partner for WiMAX

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Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by the Caribbean’s largest mobile operator, Digicel Group, as its strategic partner for WiMAX in the Cayman Islands.

Alvarion’s IEEE.802.16e 4MotionTM Mobile WiMAX solution was selected to advance this operator’s first commercial WiMAX launch. The new network offers both voice and data services to residences and businesses throughout the Cayman Islands in the 2.3 GHZ frequency.

According to Mario Assaad, CTO of Digicel Group: “By choosing Alvarion's technology-leading Mobile WiMAX solution Digicel will be able to once again revolutionize the way people in the Caribbean communicate, offering world class broadband/Internet solutions accessible for all.”

“Alvarion’s technology-leading Mobile WiMAX solution gives us the flexibility we need and the performance we demand, while continuing to advance the network to deliver personal broadband. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Alvarion as we introduce WiMAX into other markets as well” added Mario Assaad.

“We are proud to be selected by the progressive and leading mobile operator Digicel, and answer to their strict and forward-thinking demands,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Deploying broadband services first, our OPENTM WiMAX strategy ensures Digicel’s current and future competitive position. We feel confident that our end-to-end offering is the best solution for Digicel to bring the cutting-edge benefits of Mobile WiMAX technology to its customers, beginning in the Cayman Islands.”

Digicel’s WiMAX network leverages Alvarion’s 4Motion solution and its OPEN WiMAX strategy, which includes the most popular and field-proven BreezeMAXTM platform as its radio access network (RAN). Alvarion’s operator-centric approach promotes best-of-breed, best-fit solutions from across the entire WiMAX ecosystem, while enhancing the end users’ experience.-Alvarion Ltd

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