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Alvarion Helps ASTAC Provide Connectivity Services to Remote Workers and Rural Communities in Alaska



  Alvarion Helps ASTAC Provide Connectivity Services to Remote Workers and
  Rural Communities in Alaska

     Alvarion’s solutions have redefined the way oil and gas exploration,
          production camps and remote villages connect to the world

Business Wire

TEL AVIV, Israel -- January 7, 2013

Alvarion^® Ltd.  (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless
broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity
challenges of public and private networks, today announced that Arctic Slope
Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC), a member-owned telephone utility
cooperative providing telecommunications services, selected Alvarion’s
wireless broadband Wi-Fi equipment to provide connectivity to workers and
residents across the North Slope region of Alaska.

“Wireless broadband is critical to the well-being and morale of remote workers
and residents in the rural communities we serve. Alvarion’s solution has
changed the way we deliver Internet services,” said Jens Laipenieks, Manager
of Sales and Business Development, ASTAC. “Even when the arctic winds blow and
temperatures drop well below zero, we know that Alvarion’s equipment will hold
up to ensure our users stay online and connected 24-7.”

ASTAC provides local and long distance service, Internet, wireless and data
services across a road-less, remote arctic area of more than 90,000 square
miles. Additionally, ASTAC is a provider of pay-per-use Wi-Fi to allow video,
voice and data applications at the region’s petroleum industry exploration and
production camps located in the Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay region. These modular
and mobile camps make implementing traditional fixed-line solutions
particularly costly, labor intensive and impractical given modular design and
regular facility relocation.

To support these roving exploration and production camps, ASTAC selected
Alvarion’s Wi-Fi solution to deliver the wireless broadband connectivity
necessary, while remaining flexible, cost-effective, and rugged enough to meet
the unique needs of the arctic environment. Alvarion’s general market Wi-Fi
offering includes advanced carrier-grade, wireless broadband base stations
operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz unlicensed bands using spatially adaptive
Beamforming technology and interference mitigation algorithms to provide
optimal connectivity, extended range, increased capacity, indoor penetration
and uniform coverage. With this technology, ASTAC is able to deploy fewer
access points in each camp, significantly reducing the labor costs and cabling
associated with installations in such intense environmental conditions.

“Serving the oil and gas industry in Alaska is just one example of how
Alvarion’s technology can be applied to help improve connectivity reliability
and save overall wireless deployment and operation costs,” said Chris Daniels,
Vice President of Sales, North America, Alvarion. “In a region of Alaska that
truckers can only access in the winter via ice roads, providing reliable
solutions plays a critical role in helping the workers and business to
communicate and thrive.”

Using Alvarion’s equipment, ASTAC is also exploring new service capabilities
for its consumer and business customers such as managed services and Wi-Fi
offloading.

About ASTAC

Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Inc (ASTAC) is a member-owned
telephone utility cooperative providing telecommunication services to the
residents of the North Slope region of Alaska. ASTAC provides local, long
distance, internet, wireless voice and data services, and 700 MHz licensed
spectrum providing reliable connectivity off the wired network.
(www.astac.net)

About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: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
global macro-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.

The information in this press release is provided solely for information
purposes, and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any
products, features and/or functionalities, and should not be relied upon in
making purchasing decisions. The development, release and timing of any
products, features and/or functionalities described remains at the sole
discretion of Alvarion. If and when any products, features and/or
functionalities are offered for sale by Alvarion, they will be sold under
agreed upon terms and conditions. This information may not be incorporated
into any contractual agreement with Alvarion or its subsidiaries or
affiliates. Alvarion makes no representations or warranties with respect to
the contents of this press release, and specifically disclaims any express or
implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

To receive Alvarion's press releases please contact Sivan Farfuri,
sivan.farfuri@alvarion.com or +972.3.767.4333. Please see the Investor section
of the Alvarion website for more information:
http://www.alvarion.com/investors.

Alvarion®, its logo and certain names, product and service names referenced
herein are either registered trademarks, trademarks, trade names or service
marks of Alvarion Ltd. in certain jurisdictions. All other names are or may be
the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Alvarion Ltd.
Investor Contacts:
Avi Stern, +1. 972.33.767.4333
CFO
avi.stern@alvarion.com
or
Elana Holzman, +1.972.3.645.7892
VP IR
elana.holzman@alvarion.com
or
Press Contacts:
In the U.S.:
John Conrad, +1.703.390.1538
conrad@merrittgrp.com
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