SOURCE: Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan Networks Inc.

January 26, 2010 09:00 ET

Airspan WiMAX Solution to Be Deployed in Indiana

Multiple Indiana Counties to Receive Next-Generation Services

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that LigTel Communications, an Indiana-based telecommunications company offering next-generation data services, purchased Airspan's advanced technology WiMAX equipment through systems integrator Stutler Technologies Corp.

Operating in the 700 MHz and 3.65 GHz frequency bands, LigTel's network serves residents and businesses of several counties, including Noble, LaGrange, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Whitley. The dual frequency network incorporates Airspan's MicroMAXd and HiperMAX platforms, allowing LigTel to broaden their offering to a larger customer base. Coupled with the outdoor ProST CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the network maximizes range and coverage.

"LigTel selected the Airspan equipment because no other vendor could offer the full suite of products operating in both the 700 MHz and 3.65 GHz bands. We have been very pleased with the performance of the equipment and have plans for expansion in 2010," commented Don Johnson, General Manager of LigTel.

"LigTel is the typical Middle-America operator. Their service area covers a range of regions including urban, suburban and the truly rural. They required a customized solution that was able to operate in both frequency bands as well as offer a comprehensive, robust solution at an affordable price point. Airspan was able to accommodate these needs," stated J.J. Stutler, CEO of Stutler Technologies. "Stutler has a wealth of experience with wireless operators such as LigTel, especially those facing rural challenges. Our partnership with Airspan Networks allows us to best serve these customers with end-to-end WiMAX solutions that fit their business cases."

Airspan's advanced technology equipment incorporates high-end features such high-speed data, carrier-class voice, Wi-Fi integration, advanced frequency reuse and true Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) operation.

"Airspan is well positioned to serve American operators of all types and sizes. With the widest variety of equipment on the market, we offer a truly robust and easy-to-deploy solution. Our products serve multiple business models for rural and emerging markets as well as urban, mobile businesses," commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Sales and Products for Airspan. "Stutler has been a valued partner for several years. We look forward to continuing our shared goals in serving the US market together."

Airspan's comprehensive product portfolio offers fixed and mobile WiMAX solutions for operation in the 700 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands.

About LigTel Communications

LigTel Communications offers High-speed Internet Service to Noble, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Whitley, DeKalb, and Steuben Counties in Northeastern Indiana. With a vast product offering that includes High-speed Internet access, long distance phone service, anti-virus computer protection, SPAM filtering and Web hosting, LigTel is a local company that give personal attention and top quality customer service. LigTel is a subsidiary of Ligonier Telephone Company which has been providing Telecommunications services since 1896.

About Stutler Technologies Corp.

Stutler Technologies is one of the largest US system integrators for major wireless equipment manufacturers and specializes in complete RF, telephony, networking and tower services as well as continued customer network education and support. Stutler Technologies caters to the needs and issues of the rural telephone community and actively works with both licensed and unlicensed fixed applications. With specific expertise in the 700 MHz and 3.65 GHz frequency bands, Stutler has nationwide deployments in 39 states and with over 60 700 MHz license holders.

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan (PINKSHEETS: AIRO) 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

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