Launches MPOTS Solution for High Density, Cost-Effective Voice
Services; ROI Improvements with Extension of WALKair 1000 Product Line
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2005--Alvarion Ltd., (NASDAQ:ALVR),
the world's leading provider of wireless broadband solutions and
specialized mobile networks, today announced the launch of the MPOTS
extension of its WALKair(TM)1000, featuring high-density POTS (plain
old telephone service) interfaces to offer significant improvements in
price per line. The combination of better economics and quick roll-out
enabled by WALKair's wireless configuration improves carriers'
business models and increases return on investment.
MPOTS supports up to 64 telephone lines in a single customer premises
equipment (CPE) unit. Combined with WALKair's ability to support a
combination of POTS, additional TDM services and other IP services,
carriers benefit by lower capital expenditures, while offering both
traditional telephony and fast Internet access.
Among other enhancements, MPOTS can accommodate up to 9600 POTS ports
per sector in a 28MHz channel. By operating in 3.5 GHz band as well as
in LMDS frequencies, carriers receive several network options with
regard to regulators and spectrum expenses. Battery backup of the
MPOTS CPE qualifies Alvarion's MPOTS solution as the end user's
"Alvarion has identified a wide range of applications for MPOTS,
including campus environments, phone supermarkets, business parks, and
multi-dwelling residences," said Rudy Leser, Vice President of
Marketing of Alvarion. "With features that significantly increase
carrier ROI by multiplying subscribers with less equipment, we expect
that MPOTS extension to WALKair will soon be deployed throughout the
MPOTS is an extension of the WALKair(TM)1000 product line, Alvarion's
point-to-multi-point broadband wireless access system for carriers
targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), multi-tenant and
multi-dwelling units (MTUs and MDUs), SOHOs, industrial, retail and
residential subscribers. Operating in the 3.5, 10.5 and 26 GHz
frequency bands, WALKair(TM) maximizes data throughput with a total
cell capacity of 256 Mbps in a 28 MHz channel and more than 512 Mbps
in a 56 MHz channel. As a result, a single WALKair(TM) 1000 base
station can support up to 2048 CPEs with peak data burst rates of up
to 4 Mbps.
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 10 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(TM) is focused on increasing the widespread
adoption of standards-based products in the wireless broadband market
and leading the entire industry to mobile WiMAX solutions.