Alvarion's Mobile WiMAX(TM) Solution Chosen for Network in Nigeria

Nov 21, 2007

Monarch Communications Deploys Alvarion's 4Motion(TM)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TEL AVIV, Israel, November 21, 2007- Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the world's leading provider of WiMAX(TM) and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its 4Motion(TM) solution, featuring 802.16e Mobile WiMAX(TM) technology was selected for deployment by Monarch Communications, a privately owned company and WiMAX license holder in several different states in Nigeria.

Data and VoIP services, using Alvarion's award-winning self-install CPE will be offered to businesses, SOHO, SME and residences. Rollout is planned to begin in Lagos and later in Abuja and Port Harcourt.

David Valencia, Network Operation Manager of Monarch Communications said: "After testing other large telecommunications equipment manufacturers, we are confident that Alvarion will be able to meet our urgent demand for a highly-reliable solution in the rapidly growing Nigerian telecommunication industry. We believe that Alvarion's OPEN(TM) WiMAX approach offers a comprehensive, reliable solution to meet our deployment targets in the best way possible."

"We are pleased to have been selected by Monarch Communications, further increasing our strong presence in Africa," said Tzvika Friedman, President and CEO of Alvarion. "With a population in Nigeria of over 140 million, and fast growing demand for voice and data services, Monarch Communications is facing vast potential for business growth. WiMAX is the best fit technology and our 4Motion solution enables primary broadband services with fast ROI."


Alvarion's all-IP OPEN WiMAX architecture is the foundation of its operator-centric best of breed 4Motion solution. Whether providing a complete Alvarion-based solution, or combining BreezeMAX's superior radio technology with network elements from its world-class ecosystem of partners, Alvarion delivers an end-to-end solution that is tailored to the specific requirements of each operator.

About Monarch Communications

Monarch Communications Limited is a privately owned Nigerian Company licensed to provide telecommunications services for; Private Network Links (VSAT), Service Network (Internet), Community Telephony using Microwave or Radio for Commercial Operations, Voice Mail Services, Sale and Installation of Terminals and Other Equipment, Pay Phone Services.

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 architecture 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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