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Alvarion® Shows Leadership in Africa Market and Demonstrates Multi-Technology Broadband Wireless Solutions at AfricaCom 2012

Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, is returning to AfricaCom 2012, November 13-15, Booth D10a, at the Cape Town International Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa.

Alvarion’s presence at the event is titled “Leading broadband wireless communications in Africa” to reflect its commitment to staying at the forefront of broadband wireless technology and ongoing leadership in the region. During the event, Alvarion will announce several customer success stories from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Guinea Conakry and Burkina Faso, encompassing a variety of applications such as broadband data, VoIP, corporate & business access, and Wi-Fi to residential customers.

In addition to showcasing the newest technology, the BreezeCOMPACT High Power, Alvarion’s solutions at the event include:

  • BreezeULTRA™ for high-quality and high-capacity Point-to-Point (PtP) connectivity, including backhaul
  • BreezeCOMPACT base station for super-fast wireless broadband that is a SDR (Software Defined Radio) 802.16e platform, TD-LTE future-ready, and now available in the new High Power version
  • WBSn Wi-Fi base stations for seamless mobile-data-offloading and metro-zone hot spots
  • BreezeMAX® Extreme designed as an all outdoor base station for easy deployment and a reduced cost of ownership.
  • BreezeMAX® PRO 6000 an innovative outdoor CPE solution with one cable for both voice and data

“We are always excited to be part of AfricaCom. This event offers us an excellent platform to meet with our customers and showcase our latest product introductions and solutions,” said Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion. “Alvarion’s powerful offering of wireless broadband solutions in both the licensed and unlicensed frequencies is the foundation of our leadership position in Africa and continues to support the growth of our customers and drive great opportunities in this region.”

Alvarion will also take part in WiMAX Africa 2012 organized by the WiMAX Forum® on November 13, 2012. Barak Madar, Alvarion’s Director Sales, East Africa, will participate in a panel titled “WiMAX Network Investment and Planning Strategies in an Age of LTE”, taking place at 13:00-14:00 at the CTICC Cape Town, first floor, room 1.61 & 1.62. Praveen Sadalage, Managing Director of BusyInternet, an award leading ISP from Ghana and an Alvarion customer, will present BusyInternet’s wireless solution for corporate customers. This session will take place at 15:30 at the CTICC Cape Town, first floor, room 1.61 & 1.62.

Join us for at our traditional Beer and Biltong Happy Hour event at our booth on November 14 at 15:30.

To schedule a personal meeting with a regional manager or a sales manager, please contact [email protected].

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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. (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.

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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which this press release will be a part of.

You may request Alvarion's future press releases by contacting Sivan Farfuri, [email protected] or +972.3.767.4333. Please see the Investor section of the Alvarion website for more information: http://www.alvarion.com/investors.

Alvarion®, its logo and certain names, product and service names referenced herein are either registered trademarks, trademarks, trade names or service marks of Alvarion Ltd. in certain jurisdictions. All other names are or may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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