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Alvarion Customers Win Prestigious W2i Wireless Communities Awards; Scottsburg Indiana, Other Cities Are Recognized For Building Progressive Broadband Networks Using Alvarion Equipment.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.& SCOTTSBURG, Ind. -- Alvarion Ltd, (NASDAQ: ALVR) the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and specialized mobile networks, and the City of Scottsburg, Indiana today announced that Scottsburg was selected by The Wireless Internet Institute ( as an award winner in the category of "Local Municipal Initiative" of W2i Wireless Communities Best Practices. The award, open to entries from around the world that have implemented a community wide wireless broadband network, was given to Scottsburg in recognition of its achievement in meeting social and economic challenges using broadband wireless technology. Another Alvarion customer, the city of Lenexa, Kansas, earned the "One to Watch" runner-up title. In addition, the Corpus Christi, Texas, network for public and private users earned the Best Practices Award for E-Government Applications.

"We are delighted to be recognized for our innovative community broadband network that has generated tremendous savings for the city through improved operational costs and efficiency of city services while making Scottsburg safer," remarked Bill Graham, Scottsburg's mayor for the past 17 years. "Once we decided to deploy a community wide broadband network, we evaluated several options including a multi-million dollar fiber optic network that we simply could not afford. So instead we opted to deploy Alvarion's BreezeACCESS(R) wireless broadband solutions and went live with a city-wide network in March of 2002 to deliver broadband to local residents and commercial enterprises, as well as to schools and municipal offices. Later, we leveraged the same network to allow police officers to get broadband in their police cruisers greatly improving officer productivity and increasing safety in the community," he added.

The Scottsburg community wide network was designed, installed, and is now maintained by Ohio-based Wireless Connections, an Alvarion Platinum level reseller.

The City of Lenexa, Kansas deployed a metro-area mobile and fixed-wireless broadband network to connect government buildings, municipal vehicles, traffic signals, and video cameras. Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL system enabled the city to improve its operating efficiency while reducing annual expenses. Similarly, Corpus Christi, Texas deployed a large broadband wireless network spanning 147 square miles. The multi-use network used Alvarion BreezeACCESS VL systems as well as several other vendors' systems.

"Through the forward thinking leadership of Mayor Graham, Scottsburg has been quick to realize the enormous benefits of community broadband as delivered by Alvarion's wireless broadband solutions," commented Amir Rosenzweig, president of Alvarion, Inc. "With wireless broadband, every aspect of a community can leverage and benefit greatly from the same infrastructure whether it is in Indiana, Kansas, Texas, or the numerous communities using Alvarion equipment today. We are pleased to see Scottsburg, Lenexa, and Corpus Christi getting some well-earned recognition for their innovations. These examples demonstrate Alvarion's participation in the municipal market and commitment to bring broadband to local communities."

About the City of Scottsburg

The City of Scottsburg is the county seat of Scott County Indiana near the Kentucky border. Formed in 1820 and named after Revolutionary War general Charles Scott, Scottsburg is home to approximately 6,000 people.

About Alvarion

With more than 2 million units deployed in 130 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.

For more information, visit Alvarion's World Wide Web site at

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 a number of 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: 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; as well as the in ability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers and other risks detailed from time to time in filings with the 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 Securities and Exchange Commission, which this press release will be a part of.

You may request Alvarion's future press releases or a complete Investor Kit by contacting Carmen Deville, Investor Relations: or +1-650.314.2653.
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