Alvarion's BreezeMAX(TM) Solution; BreezeMAX 3500 to Add Capacity, Voice
Services for Small and Medium Companies and Corporate Users in 14 Cities
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2006
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world's leading
provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile
networks, today announced that telecommunications company, ENTEL
Chile, is deploying the first WiMAX network in the country using its
award-winning platform, BreezeMAX 3500. ENTEL will use its WiMAX
network to offer voice and data services and extend broadband coverage
to small and medium companies and corporate users in 14 cities.
ENTEL's decision follows extensive field testing and evaluation. In
previous years, ENTEL deployed Alvarion's BreezeACCESS(R) XL system to
provide residential broadband data services of 30,000 customer links
throughout the country.
"We are excited to be the first operator to offer WiMAX data and
voice services in Chile," said Richard Buchi, CEO of ENTEL Chile. "We
have already deployed 22 base stations and our network will be
completed by the end of the first half of 2006. We chose Alvarion
after we tested various competitive systems and we are confident of
the performance of our network that will allow us to offer various
services specially to small and medium companies."
BreezeMAX(TM) is Alvarion's WiMAX platform designed from the
ground up according to the IEEE 802.16 standards and uses OFDM
technology for advanced non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality. Its
carrier-class design supports broadband speeds and quality of service
(QoS) to enable carriers to offer triple play broadband services to
thousands of subscribers in a single base station. Since its launch in
mid-2004, BreezeMAX has been successfully deployed in over 150
installations in more than 30 countries around the world.
"We are delighted that Entel, a major customer of our BreezeACCESS
XL products, has decided to extend its relationship with Alvarion and
continue to leverage our leading technology and market position," said
Tzvika Friedman, CEO and President of Alvarion. "Entel's selection of
BreezeMAX is another example of a telecommunications company investing
in WiMAX to expand its service portfolio. As we have seen in our many
WiMAX installations elsewhere in South America and worldwide, WiMAX
allows all types of carriers and innovative challengers to join the
growing ranks of broadband providers. This fits in with our vision of
broadband mass deployment enabled by WiMAX technology and we are
thrilled to be leading this trend with our systems."
About ENTEL Chile
Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. is the largest listed
Telecommunication Company in Chile with Ch$ 1,133,693 million in
assets and Ch$ 766,362 million in annual revenues reported in December
2005. The Company provides mobile, Data, Internet, local telephony,
long distance and integration services. Entel has two nationwide fixed
wireless local telephony licenses of 50 MHz each, in the 3,5 GHz
frequency band. The company also has operations in Central America and
Entel is listed on the Chilean Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Comercio
de Santiago) under the ticker symbol ENTEL and its headquarters are
based in Santiago, Chile.
For more information, visit Entel's web site at www.entel.cl.
With more than 2 million units deployed in 150 countries, Alvarion
is the worldwide leader in wireless broadband providing systems to
carriers, ISPs and private network operators, and also in extending
coverage of GSM and CDMA mobile networks to developing countries and
other hard to serve areas.
Leading the WiMAX revolution, Alvarion has 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 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. Alvarion works with several global OEM providers and more than
200 local partners to support its diverse global customer base in
solving their last-mile challenges.
As a wireless broadband pioneer, Alvarion has been driving and
delivering innovations for more than ten 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 widespread adoption
of standards-based products in the wireless broadband market and
leading the entire industry to mobile WiMAX solutions.
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