Alvarion Chosen by Ertach Argentina for Its First Mobile WiMAX Technology Trial in South America

Oct 10, 2007

Companies Strengthen their Relationship Implementing Innovative Wireless Technologies

TEL AVIV, Israel, October 10, 2007 - Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the world's leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it was chosen to deliver Ertach Argentina's first Mobile WiMAX solution for trial in South America. Alvarion's IEEE 802.16e 4Motion(TM) solution is to be tested and then planned to be deployed in the city of Rosario, targeting SME and corporate users with primary fixed and nomadic broadband services; high-speed Internet and advanced voice services.
Alvarion's Solutions will be showcased at Expo Comm Argentina, October 9-12.

Leading the way to new and promising technologies in Argentina and South America, Ertach turned to the WiMAX leader Alvarion, based on the mutual positive past experience between the two companies. As Ertach expands in telecommunications, the deployment project planned in Rosario is meant to provide a compelling solution to satisfy the growing demand for Mobile WiMAX, first in Argentina and then throughout the rest of South America.

In 2004, Ertach used Alvarion's award-winning BreezeMAX(TM) 3500 solution, to build the first commercial WiMAX network in South America. Setting a milestone once again, Ertach precedes other South American carriers with Alvarion's 4Motion 802.16e Mobile WiMAX solution for the 3.5 GHz frequency band, enabling various advanced applications and capabilities for businesses and residents alike.

"Alvarion's OPEN(TM) WiMAX approach adopted by Ertach, in addition to the trial of their first 802.16e network in South America, presents an important milestone for the Mobile WiMAX market," said Tzvika Friedman, President and CEO of Alvarion. "As the WiMAX pioneers we are leading the market to multi-vendor OPEN WiMAX solutions, encouraging competition and network innovation, which allows Ertach to benefit from enhanced industry product offerings."

About Alvarion

With more than 3 million units deployed in over 150 countries, Alvarion ( is the world's leading provider of innovative wireless broadband network solutions enabling Personal Broadband to improve lifestyles and productivity with portable and mobile data, VoIP, video and other services.

Alvarion is leading the market to Open WiMAX solutions with the most extensive 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 personal mobile broadband, 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.

As a wireless broadband pioneer, Alvarion has been driving and delivering innovations for over 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 Open WiMAX solutions.

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