BBS Selects Alvarion to Help Bolster Education, Healthcare and Tourism in Remote Newfoundland Community

BBS Selects Alvarion to Help Bolster Education, Healthcare and Tourism in
Remote Newfoundland Community

Solar Powered Network Helps Deliver High-Speed Wireless Data, Voice and Video

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 its point-to-point and
point-to-multipoint solutions have been deployed by Burgeo Broadcasting System
(BBS), to help power its wireless offerings for businesses and residents in
rural Newfoundland, Canada.

The goal of the BBS Information Communications Technology (ICT) Project is to
create a high-speed, wireless network link to enhance essential services and
to facilitate economic development across Newfoundland's southwest coast in
the five remote communities of Burgeo, François, Grand Bruit, Grey River and

"Alvarion's wireless broadband technology enables the people of our five
communities to connect with each other and the world at large," said Dave
MacDonald, Project Manager, BBS. "This connectivity is a critical life-line
for our residents and essential to the health of our people and our economy."

Using Alvarion's point-to-point solutions, the BreezeULTRA and BreezeNET® B,
and point-to-multipoint solution, the BreezeACCESS® VL, BBS is delivering a
range of high-speed, wireless data, voice and video applications across the
region such as:

  *Healthcare: Doctors are using telemedicine to serve patients, who
    typically travel great distances to the nearest care facility, by using
    video to care for individuals in rural communities. Alvarion's
    high-bandwidth capabilities enable the telemedicine networks to wirelessly
    connect providers and patients 24/7.
  *Education: Videoconferencing solutions are leveling the playing field for
    students across rural Newfoundland. For example, Alvarion's low-latency
    solution can allow a music teacher to stream a symphony or a science
    teacher to broadcast a live dissection without picture disruption or
  *Tourism: At the Gross Morne National Park Alvarion is enabling Wi-Fi
    access for visitors and workers where cellular coverage is unavailable to
    connect a concession building, point-of-sale terminals and real-time
    weather information boards to enable a better visitor experience.

"Rural communities such as the one BBS serves have unique requirements when it
comes to wireless network implementation environment, scalability, application
needs and cost," said Chris Daniels, General Manager Americas, Alvarion. "We
understand what it takes to deliver connectivity to remote areas and we take
special care to deliver reliable, flexible and powerful solutions to keep
communities connected, wherever they are located."

To allow for energy efficient operation of the network, part of the Alvarion
solution is powered by solar panels or a generator with solar backup which
also lowers operational costs of the network.

BreezeULTRA is a point-to-point solution offering 250 Mbps net-throughput best
suited for high capacity IP backhauling and connectivity.The BreezeULTRA is
software upgradable to a two-radio double capacity system to be released in
the second quarter of 2013.

BreezeNET B solution is a point-to-point solution providing highly reliable
connectivity and support distances of more than 60 kilometers (37 miles).

BreezeACCESS VL is a point-to-multipoint solution optimized for voice, video
and data applications in urban and rural settings. With strong QoS and
security features the BreezeACCESS VL can meet the needs of a wide variety of
mission critical applications.

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About Burgeo Broadcasting System (BBS)

Since its inception in 1981, the Burgeo Broadcasting System (BBS) has operated
as a non-profit company that is owned by the subscribers of the local cable
system. The company is managed by a group of ten volunteer board members and
has six volunteer programming assistants with four paid employees.The main
purpose of the Burgeo Broadcasting System is to ensure that all residents in
Burgeo have the best television, radio and Internet possible for its
subscribers at a low monthly rate. Burgeo Broadcasting System recognizes the
economic situation in these communities and has continued in its efforts to
keep the monthly fees to a minimum, while maintaining a viable not- for profit
business. All monies realized each year go directly into the company to
provide such services.

In February of 2001, Burgeo Broadcasting System began the BBS ICT Project. The
BBS ICT Project was an innovative undertaking to connect the remote rural
communities of this area. One of its objectives was to bring Internet
connectivity to the remote communities via the Community Access Program.The
project conducted educational sessions to help teach the general public first
how to use computers, and secondly how to use the Internet as a productivity
tool to help enhance rural sustainability.BBS ICT Project is an effort to
enhance essential services and to facilitate economic development of the five
project communities Burgeo, Francois, Grand Bruit (now resettled), Grey River
and Ramea, all of which are located on Newfoundland's southwest coast.While
Burgeo is very much an isolated community, being at the end of a 146 km
highway, Ramea, Grey River and Francois are only accessible by boat or by
air.These are arguably some of the most remote communities in the province
and in the Rural Secretarial Region of Stephenville – Port Aux Basques.
Burgeo Broadcasting System recognizes access to modern telecommunication
infrastructure and service is vital in many aspects of education, businesses,
entertainment, personal, and public relationships, healthcare, business and
community life.

About Alvarion

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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
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