SOURCE: Airspan Networks, Inc.

June 13, 2007 09:00 ET

Multimedia Polska Selects Airspan's WiMAX Solutions as Part of Their Triple Play Network

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN), a leading worldwide provider of WiMAX and Wi-Fi based broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Polish telecom operator, Multimedia Polska S.A., to expand its network offering to provide wireless voice and data services using its WiMAX technology.

Multimedia, a leading communications provider in Poland, already provides digital television for cable subscribers. Airspan's HiperMAX and MicroMAX base stations and customer premises equipment will enable Multimedia Polska to enhance its customer offerings by delivering broadband triple play services to a wide customer base in both urban and suburban regions throughout Poland.

Anders Rendahl, Airspan's Vice President of Sales and General Manager of EMEA, commented, "We are very pleased to begin this cooperation with Multimedia Polska. This award confirms the momentum we are seeing for Airspan's leading WiMAX solutions and the positive market acceptance for our HiperMAX and MicroMAX Base Stations, which provides the latest and most reliable technology to our growing customer base."

Andrzej Rogowski, Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Polska S.A., added, "Airspan and its world class WiMAX solution will allow us to make substantial headway in the highly competitive Polish telecommunications market. This initiative will enable Multimedia Polska to build its position as one of the leading and most innovative telecom operators in Poland today."

About Multimedia Polska, S.A.

Multimedia Polska S.A is a leading Polish provider of triple play, a service which combines cable TV, voice and broadband internet in a single package. At the end of March 2007, Multimedia provided its services to more than 600,000 customers with clients subscribing to more than 850,000 services including cable TV (analogue and digital, incl. high-definition TV), internet, telephony and premium channels. Multimedia is an innovative operator continually introducing new products and solutions to the market. Recently rolling out digital television for cable subscribers, Multimedia is planning to launch new services such as video on demand (VoD) and mobile services as a virtual operator (MVNO). More information on Multimedia Polska S.A. can be found at

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan Networks provides wireless voice and broadband data systems and solutions for the fixed and mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi markets, including Voice Over IP (VoIP). Its wireless products serve operators around the world in both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands between 700 MHz and 6 GHz. Airspan has a strong wireless product roadmap that includes WiMAX Forum Certified equipment and products meeting 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi standards, Airspan's HiperMAX and MicroMAX base station products support portable and mobile 802.16e-2005 WiMAX alongside fixed and nomadic 802.16-2004 products. Airspan products also include "self install" and professionally installed customer premise equipment. Airspan is on the Board and is a founder member of the WiMAX Forum and a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Company has deployments in more than 100 countries with more than 400 operators, 100 of which use Airspan's WiMAX Forum Certified and non-certified products. Airspan's wireless systems are based on radio technology that delivers excellent area coverage, high security and resistance to fading. These systems can be deployed rapidly and cost effectively, providing an attractive alternative to traditional wired communications networks. Airspan also offers radio planning, network installation, integration, training and support services to facilitate the deployment and operation of its systems. Airspan is an international telecommunications equipment provider headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. More information on Airspan can be found at

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