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TMCNet:  Alvarion® Chosen to Deploy Smart City Solution in Mar del Plata, Argentina for Better Governance, Efficiency of Services and Quality of Life

[February 26, 2013]

Alvarion® Chosen to Deploy Smart City Solution in Mar del Plata, Argentina for Better Governance, Efficiency of Services and Quality of Life

TEL AVIV, Israel --(Business Wire)--

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 the company has deployed its best-in-class carrier-grade wireless broadband solution for the implementation of Mar del Plata's Smart City network. This network is the driving force behind better governance in municipality services, and the improvement of life among residents and tourists. The project is valued at over $1 million.

Selected for its unmatched reliability and operational efficiency, XN Networking and Anixter International Inc., Alvarion's (News - Alert) partners in Argentina, deployed Alvarion's BreezeMAX® Extreme base stations and CPEs and BreezeNET® B, managed by the AlvariStar Network Management System, to deliver a complete and robust solution for the entire Smart City implementation in the 4.9 to 5.35 GHz unlicensed frequencies. This solution provides Point-to-Multipoint as well as wireless backhaul while offering advanced 'end-to-end' Quality of Service (QoS) that allows multiple scenarios for public and private connectivity.

"In Mar del Plata, we wanted to create a digital city to serve both the government and our people. We did this by choosing a secure wireless network that had the ability to be efficient and effective while providing public and private connectivity," stated Eng. Renato Rosello, IT sub-secretary, Municipality of Mar del Plata. "This network has launched our city into the digital era allowing residents access to resources for the highest level of education and healthcare services enabling personal growth and prosperity. The advanced infrastructure will support our plas to attract and build a significant information technology industry while creating a safe city environment to foster tourism."


Mar del Plata is Argentina's 7th largest city with a population of over 600,000 and a sophisticated tourist infrastructure. The Smart City network connects dozens of municipal centers including libraries, community centers, schools and other educational centers, delivering data connectivity, VoIP and video applications. The City's secured private network connects municipal offices as well as hospitals and primary healthcare centers to allow sharing of sensitive information in a highly protected network within each organization. The City capitalizes on this network infrastructure to also enable indoor and outdoor public Internet access, serving both local residents and the tourist community.

"When we build Smart Cities, we can immediately see the power of how a government can positively affect the quality of life in the community," said Eng. Ariel Scaliter, President, XN Networking. "By using a Carrier-grade reliable network such as the solution from Alvarion, the city can instantly give residents, businesses and tourists the ability to prosper and enjoy their city, and allow the city government and other agencies to better serve these sectors for years to come."

"Our multi-technology platform is a proven Smart City facilitator with the ability to provide both public and private connectivity across a secured network," said Zeev Farkash, EVP Sales, Alvarion. "Knowing that our solution has helped improve the quality of life for yet another city enforces our goal to move forward with our technological advancements for the digital future."

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About XN Networking

XN Networking is an engineering company working in Brazil and Argentina that provides solutions for the development of Digital Cities, Urban Surveillance Camera Systems and Public and Private Telecommunications Networks bringing smart solutions to customers. (www.xnargentina.com)

About Anixter (News - Alert)

Anixter is a leading global supplier of communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small components. Anixter helps its customers specify solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technologies, applications and relevant standards. Throughout the world, Anixter provides innovative supply chain management solutions to reduce customers' total cost of production and implementation. (www.anixter.com)

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, sivan.farfuri@alvarion.com 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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