Washington DC, August 2, 2011 — Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world's leading provider of 4G networks in the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market today announced that it was selected by Bloosurf, a rural broadband service provider in Maryland, for its 4G wireless broadband network to serve three adjacent counties and university campuses. Bloosurf will be providing the last-mile network of broadband service using Alvarion's end-to-end 4Motion® network solution operating in the 2.5 GHz spectrum.
Bloosurf was awarded Federal Stimulus funds to bring broadband to Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties, as well as Smith Island. Alvarion's 4Motion solution will enable Bloosurf to offer reliable, ultra-fast service to educational, residential and commercial customers. 4Motion combines BreezeMAX® and other best-of-breed systems to provide a complete ecosystem at the network level, enabling operators to be most responsive to a diversity of subscriber needs.
Bloosurf will provide broadband services which will benefit around 126,000 people, 6,000 businesses and 351 community institutions. Paul Carliner, president of Bloosurf called the service an unprecedented offer that would be better than anything offered in Baltimore or Washington. In areas such as the regional university campuses that are more populated, Bloosurf will offer wireless broadband service through partnerships with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College. Bloosurf has partnered with the universities to provide thousands of students on three campuses with consistent, high-speed connectivity to the university networks and to the Internet.
"The flexibility of Alvarion's solution will enable us to roll out the wireless network so that the higher density areas, such as campuses serving thousands of savvy users, are consistently connected, while we continue to deliver optimally to our business and residential users," commented Carliner. "Its comprehensiveness will allow us to do so in the most cost-effective manner."
"Rural wireless broadband has been an important market for us throughout our history. Our focus on continuous technology advancements has enabled us to provide more flexible, cost-effective solutions that can be deployed more quickly," commented Eran Gorev, president and CEO of Alvarion. "From the underserved to the unconnected, high-speed wireless is transforming lives for hundreds of thousands every day, regardless of their location or financial capability – we are excited to be a part of it."
Bloosurf is a leading provider of rural broadband service through its wireless last mile hybrid networks combining WiMAX, WiFi and FTTH solutions that provide affordable and reliable high speed internet service to its customers in the rural marketplace. The recipient of U.S. government funding, Bloosurf is building a state-of-the-art last mile broadband network in rural Maryland combining fiber, WiFi, WiMAX, Mobile 4G broadband and VOIP service to residences, businesses, universities, non-profits and local governments to help rural communities bridge the digital divide.
Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) is a global 4G communications leader with the industry's most extensive customer base, including hundreds of commercial 4G deployments. Alvarion's industry leading network solutions for broadband wireless technologies WiMAX, TD-LTE and WiFi, enable broadband applications for service providers and enterprises covering a variety of industries such as mobile broadband, residential and business broadband, utilities, municipalities and public safety agencies. Through an open network strategy, superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and ability to deploy large scale end-to-end turnkey networks, Alvarion is delivering the true 4G broadband experience today (www.alvarion.com).