SOURCE: Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan Networks Inc.

December 02, 2009 13:01 ET

Airspan and Sling Broadband to Demonstrate Mobile WiMAX Network

Live Demonstration at WiMAX Forum Congress Americas

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Airspan Networks Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AIRO), a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it plans to demonstrate its Mobile WiMAX™ solution, running on a dedicated backbone provided by Sling Broadband, a local Floridian WiMAX Operator, at the WiMAX Forum Congress Americas show December 2-3, 2009.

The demonstration will highlight the usability, mobility and flexibility of Airspan's WiMAX products based on the 802.16e mobile WiMAX platforms. In addition to the feature-rich base stations, the demonstration will incorporate a selection of customer premises equipment (CPE) including MiMAX USB, the world's only quad-band CPE device, as well as the ProST outdoor unit.

The joint demonstration is designed to underscore 802.16e-based WiMAX products for key mobility features including handover capabilities for mobile applications and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), an intelligent antenna technology that delivers higher capacity and spectral efficiency.

All Congress attendees are invited to stop by and enjoy the high-speed Internet, game activities, and general equipment display at Airspan booth #49.

"This demonstration follows our recent announcement of FCC certification allowing operators to use Airspan equipment in the U.S. 3.65 GHz upper 'unrestricted' 25 MHz," stated Declan Byrne, Chief Marketing Officer for Airspan. "We see the 3.65 GHz band as a key band in the U.S. market. Operators now have flexibility in deploying fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment on the lightly licensed band and we look forward to demonstrating our solution's capabilities at the show."

Operators benefit from the following features:

--  Operation over the full 50MHz in the US 3.65 GHz frequency band
--  MIMO/Beamforming for optimized coverage and throughput
--  Airspan's Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology
--  Modular and scalable design for optimum OPEX performance
--  Full Mobility offering triple-play broadband services
--  Fractional frequency reuse for spectral efficiency
    

"Airspan and Sling have partnered for this demonstration to show attendees the many benefits that mobile WiMAX technology offers," commented Addiel Lopez, CEO of Sling Broadband. "As Florida neighbors, Airspan and Sling have a unique opportunity to join forces and work to spread WiMAX availability in South Florida. We look forward to a continued relationship with Airspan."

Airspan provides Fixed and Mobile WiMAX solutions operating on the 700 MHz all the way up to the 5.4/8 GHz frequency bands.

About Sling Broadband

Sling Broadband, LLC. is an industry-leading, privately held, Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in Hollywood Florida. Sling Broadband offers South Florida's most reliable broadband internet service. Providing ultra high speed broadband access across a wide array of product lines. Covering small business, enterprise, and commercial level data solutions with limit-less possibilities in configuration and broadband speeds. Sling Broadband is committed in delivering a new alternative to traditional high speed internet using the latest WiMAX technology!

Sling Broadband's network and coverage is amongst the largest in North America, spanning over 3000+ Square Miles of wireless service coverage. Sling Broadband's flexible WiMAX network provides our customers with robust, high-speed wireless Internet connection, plus a full complement of value-added service options including public Wi-Fi access, Heart Beat proactive monitoring, and voice over IP (VoIP) over a common network infrastructure.

Sling Broadband's fiber-optic network reaches major business centres across five continents, with dense fiber-optic coverage globally; we deliver services certified to meet leading global standards. Sling Broadband builds its network to meet the exacting requirements of financial institutions and trading houses. We back up every segment of our connectivity solutions with industry-leading SLAs so you can be assured that our network will deliver.

Sling Broadband, LLC.
2700 North State Road 7
Hollywood, FL 33021
Tel: 954-302-3891
www.slingbroadband.com

For Investor Relations contact:
Bill Berthoud III
Investor Relations
Tel. +1 954. 302. 3891
Email: IR@slingbroadband.com

For Media Inquiries, contact:
Adria Gutierrez
Marketing Director
Sling Broadband, LLC.
Tel. +1 954. 302. 3891
Email:  adria@slingbroadband.com

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