Alvarion® Ltd . (NASDAQ: ALVR), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, announced today, that AirNet Ltd., a local ISP in Bulgaria, deployed its carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution for delivering wireless connectivity at the Albena Resort area along the coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria.
The wide-area deployment – over 2 kilometers long – is based on Alvarion’s high performance two-way Beamforming Wi-Fi base stations, enabling coverage both indoors, in the lobby areas and rooms at approximately 30 hotels, conference facilities and restaurants, as well as outdoors, in large park areas, recreational facilities and along the beach front. Different service plans are offered to resort guests from free Wi-Fi to paying options. A Wi-Fi coverage map is available for guests to easily view the Internet connectivity for the entire resort.
Used by approximately 10,000 users daily, the Wi-Fi network enables business people and vacationers with smartphones, tablets and notebooks to connect to the Internet at a speed of 500 Kbps to 2 Mbps and enjoy applications such as e-mail, video, image transfer, social networking and Internet browsing.
“We selected Alvarion as our partner for this Wi-Fi deployment due to the unmatched coverage, capacity and quality of service their base stations provide”, said Peter Petrov, General Manager of AirNet Ltd. “We are very pleased with our choice which enabled us to easily provide access to thousands of users, and deliver the needed capacity over a large area both indoors and outdoors”.“Alvarion is delighted that its carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution was chosen to be deployed in such a key vacation resort area in Bulgaria,” said John Asher, General Manager, EMEA, Alvarion. “This deployment demonstrates again that our cutting-edge technology enables our partners to offer their customers an easy and cost-effective solution, addressing the need to deliver high-performance wireless connectivity.”