Alvarion and Aptilo Announce Collaboration to Market Mobile Data Offloading

 Alvarion and Aptilo Announce Collaboration to Market Mobile Data Offloading

Complete, best-of-breed solution for Wi-Fi cellular offloading and hot zones
addresses the capacity cliff operators are facing, enabling them to
cost-effectively offer a "cellular-like" user experience over Wi-Fi with a
robust signal

PR Newswire

TEL AVIV, Israel and STOCKHOLM, February 21, 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel and STOCKHOLM, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Alvarion^®Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless
broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity
challenges of public and private networks and Aptilo Networks, the leading
provider of mobile data offloading solutions, today announced that the
companies have successfully tested an end-to-end Wi-Fi mobile data offloading
solution combining Alvarion's carrier-grade WBSn family of Wi-Fi base stations
with the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ and the Aptilo Access
Controller™. The companies intend to market the solution globally. 

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Alvarion's WBSn base stations feature leading radio technology including
bi-directional Beamforming 802.11n, unique interference immunity suite, 3x3
MIMO and advanced antenna system, to provide high capacity and ubiquitous
coverage in both 2.4 and 5 GHz with a low number of radio units. Supported by
802.1x security and EAP-SIM authentication, the WBSn base stations work
seamlessly with Aptilo's platform, which provides carrier-class Wi-Fi service
management, SIM-based authentication towards HLR/HSS and integration with the
3G/LTE mobile core for policy and charging.

With the growing use of hungry bandwidth applications on mobile devices,
particularly the use of video, service providers are turning to Wi-Fi to
satisfy their customers' needs. Alvarion and Aptilo Networks are providing a
seamless, easy-to-implement solution addressing the scalability, reliability
and security needs of operators deploying large scale Wi-Fi networks for hot
spots, hot zones and mobile data offloading. The solution allows operators to
benefit from increased network capacity and coverage in high-traffic areas
where data congestion is overloading existing cellular networks.

"The ability to implement Wi-Fi offloading quickly is critical for mobile
operators to remain competitive," said Johan Terve, Vice President, Marketing,
Aptilo Networks. "Alvarion and Aptilo are providing a secure, end-to-end
solution to speed up Wi-Fi offloading deployments. The solution also delivers
extensive mobile core integration to ensure an uninterrupted, 'invisible'
handoff from 3G/LTE to Wi-Fi for customers."

In addition to lab testing, the companies' joint solution is currently in
trials in Central America, where a local service provider is using mobile data
offloading to alleviate traffic from its cellular network in a major shopping
mall in the capital city.

"Mobile data offloading represents a significant opportunity for Alvarion and
we are excited to be working with a market leader such as Aptilo Networks in
this area," said Ulik Broida, EVP Marketing & Customer Services at Alvarion.
"Alvarion's offering is an open platform that is suitable for various
typologies, including classic Access Control and APs architecture, as well as
advanced Software Defined Networking architecture (SDN) which allows
separation of the data and control layers. Our collaboration with Aptilo
Networks is a proof point of our strategy to enhance our offering and
integrate our solutions with partners in this growing Carrier Wi-Fi space."

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About Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data
services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data
offloading. Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated
authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize
functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing
systems. Aptilo's solutions are currently in operation in more than 60
countries. For more information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com

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. (http://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.

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Investor Contacts:

Avi Stern, CFO
+972-3-767-4333
avi.stern@alvarion.com

Elana Holzman, VP IR
+972-3-645-7892
elana.holzman@alvarion.com

Press Contacts:

Alvarion: John Conrad
+1-703-390-1538
conrad@merrittgrp.com

Aptilo Networks: Hillary Call
+1-917-414-9262
hillary.call@aptilo.com

SOURCE Alvarion Ltd and Aptilo Networks
 
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