SOURCE: Airspan Networks Inc.

July 17, 2008 08:30 ET

City District Government Karachi in Pakistan Deploys Airspan's 4.9 GHz WiMAX Solution for Video Surveillance

Airspan Provides a Cost-Effective and Feature-Rich Solution for Pakistan's First IP CCTV Video Surveillance Installation

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN), a leading provider of WiMAX broadband wireless access networks, announced today that City District Government Karachi (CDGK) in Pakistan has successfully deployed Airspan's 4.9 GHz WiMAX solutions for its IP Closed Circuit Television Video surveillance project in Karachi. CDGK is committed to video surveillance of all major city roads. Airspan is partnering with GCS (PVT) Ltd., a U.S. based telecommunications integrator that provides wireless video solutions in Pakistan.

"This initial deployment of Airspan's 4.9 GHz WiMAX solution in Pakistan shows how WiMAX technology is particularly well suited for video surveillance applications. IEEE802.16-2004 is particularly well matched for this application which requires flexible Quality of Service capabilities and has a high uplink demand. Airspan's products offer a lot of flexibility not available in competing solutions at this price point," commented Declan Byrne, Airspan's Chief Marketing Officer.

Anders Rendahl, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA for Airspan, continued, "We are pleased to be part of Karachi's video surveillance WiMAX project in Pakistan. We are looking forward to continued cooperation with the Karachi City Government and GCS (PVT) Ltd. in their WiMAX initiative."

Airspan has a suite of products in the 4.9 GHz frequency range which is particularly well suited for security and surveillance applications around the world.

About GCS (PVT) Ltd.

GCS (PVT) Ltd. is a U.S. based company headquartered in Orlando, Florida that provides Telecommunication Consulting Services, wireless network design & planning, deployment and integration services for wireless networks and preparation of telecom feasibility reports for Government and Commercial carriers. GCS (PVT) Ltd. also pioneers Wireless Video Security Surveillance network applications in Pakistan. www.gcspvt.com

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan is the industry's leading WiMAX pure player, ranked #1 for IEEE802.16-2004 WiMAX revenue in 2007 and has now been selected for some of the world's largest mobile WiMAX deployments. 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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