July 23, 2009 / 12:00 PM / 10 years ago

TEXT-Alvarion, Nokia Siemens expand cooperation on WiMAX

(The following was issued by Israel’s Alvarion Ltd ALVR.O ALVR.TA):

July 23 - Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it has agreed with Nokia Siemens Networks, a leading global enabler of communications network solutions and services, to expand the existing OEM agreement to include Alvarion’s portfolio of mobile WiMAX solutions.

As part of this new agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will resell Alvarion’s latest mobile WiMAX 802.16e solutions to Nokia Siemens Networks’ current and prospective WiMAX customers.

Nokia Siemens Networks will resell the Alvarion 4Motion Mobile WiMAX Solution, including the BreezeMAX base stations, ASN Gateways and 4Motion Element Management System.

The company will also provide deployment, management and maintenance services for the products and will leverage its proven multi-vendor capabilities for a most efficient and smooth solution.

“We are pleased to expand our long standing relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “For certain operator customers, we believe this collaboration will deliver a strong business case through the most advanced, best-in-class WiMAX network solution that leverages Nokia Siemens Networks’ solid experience in local market execution and support capabilities — key elements that fit well within our Open WiMAX strategy.”

Alvarion and Nokia Siemens Networks are already cooperating on WiMAX projects under this expanded agreement.

As the first 4G technology commercially available in the marketplace, WiMAX offers an enhanced business case for operators looking to deploy mobile broadband services. Alvarion’s end-to-end Mobile WiMAX solution supports both wireless and mobile broadband applications.

Alvarion’s solution enables operators to achieve a lower total cost of ownership based on advanced technology which enables higher capacity and extended coverage.

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