SOURCE: Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan Networks Inc.

December 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Airspan Selected by COTES for Bolivian WiMAX Network

Delivering Fixed and Mobile WiMAX Services to Residents and Businesses

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it has been selected by Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Sucre (COTES) for a multi-phase Bolivian WiMAX deployment.

Employing Airspan's advanced technology WiMAX solutions, the first phase of the WiMAX network is to be completed in the first quarter of 2010. The project will commence with the city of Sucre, where local residents and businesses will be served with broadband Internet and carrier-class Internet telephony. Further expansion to additional cities is expected later in the year.

Operating in the 3.6 GHz frequency band, COTES will incorporate a variety of CPEs (customer premises equipment) to meet connectivity requirements, including desktop self-install units as well as outdoor units for increased range.

"Airspan's feature-rich and mobile/fixed platform HiperMAX solution is an ideal match for our business model," commented Jorge E. Rodriguez, Technical Manager COTES. "We are very much looking forward to offering sorely needed broadband services to this region as well as to our continued partnership with Airspan Networks."

"COTES has years of telecommunications experience as a long-standing telephone operator and we expect their WiMAX business to be equally successful," commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Sales and Products for Airspan. "Countries such as Bolivia, with growing economies and poor telephone and Internet adoption rates, are perfect markets for WiMAX technology. With solutions such as Airspan's HiperMAX, operators can deploy a dual fixed and mobile system that enables them to build a customer base with fixed services and work up to a fully mobile network. This gives them a lot of flexibility and the ability to enter the market at a low cost."

Airspan provides both Fixed and Mobile Base Stations operating on the 700 MHz, 1.5, 2.3, 2.5, 3.5, 3.65 and 5.4/8 GHz frequency bands.

About COTES Ltda

COTES is a local Bolivian operator providing basic telephony and triple-play services including Internet access, VoIP and video services. COTES is dedicated to serving customers with the most cutting edge technology in the field.

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan is a leading WiMAX pure player and the solution-provider of choice for some of the world's largest WiMAX deployments. Developing leading-edge technology for broadband access and IP-telephony, Airspan continues to supply operators around the world with best-of-breed solutions. With direct sales offices throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, a worldwide network of resellers and agents, and partnership alliances with major OEMs, Airspan boasts over 100 commercial WiMAX deployments worldwide. www.airspan.com.

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Contact Information

  • For Investor Relations contact:
    Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane
    Investor Relations
    Tel. +1 561.395.4581
    Email: clottomane@airspan.com

    For Media Inquiries, contact:
    Dori Erann
    Senior Director Marketing Communications
    Airspan Networks Inc.
    Tel. +1 561.893.8687
    Email: derann@airspan.com