Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, unveiled today a comprehensive wireless broadband multi-technology product portfolio designed to serve the Wireless ISP (WISP) market in the United States and globally. This complete product offering is a unique end-to-end portfolio that addresses the specific needs of the WISP market, including backhaul point-to-point connectivity, licensed and unlicensed point-to-multipoint and Wi-Fi access solutions.
Alvarion’s product offering is specifically suitable for the needs of WISPs providing:
- Quality of Service (QoS) for voice, data and video connectivity
- Rapid deployment and roll-out services
- Pay as you grow scalability
- Extensive coverage
- Backhaul capabilities and “last mile” connectivity
- All in one typology or full managed network
Alvarion has been active in the WISP market for over 15 years with its licensed and unlicensed products. The field-proven BreezeMAX® Extreme in the unlicensed 3.65 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies has been used in many networks to provide all in one carrier-class Quality of Service. More recently, Alvarion expanded its product offering for this market with the licensed point-to-multipoint BreezeCOMPACT, unlicensed point-to-point BreezeULTRA™ and the WBSn carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution. All of these products help WISP operators to quickly build a reliable network that contributes to profitability and competitiveness.
“Our mission is to connect rural and small town customers to the benefits of high speed wireless internet to help improve the quality of life for rural and small town residents as well as assist in improved safety, economic growth, and education,” said David Weddell, Chief Executive Officer at CUE Band, LLC. “Alvarion’s mature BreezeMAX Extreme is the perfect solution for our company. The flexibility of Alvarion’s solution allows us to quickly and efficiently roll out our wireless network as demand for our services grow and as we introduce our offering to new communities, delivering high quality voice, data and video services to our residential and business customers.”“Wireless Connections has been a significant Alvarion partner for over 15 years, and has been intimately involved with management and product development over time. We have been installing Alvarion’s solutions in WISP environments for many in years. With many years of experience, Alvarion has been able to adapt its products and services to meet the unique challenges of WISPs,” said Mike Cowan, President of Wireless Connections. “We are very excited about the recent changes implemented as part of the company’s turnaround efforts. Streamlining sales and product development for a more efficient Go-To market strategy is already beginning to show results. Our book of business in the traditional ISP/Telco space is showing strong growth in new projects. We are also seeing significant development in alternate markets such as Rail, Government and Military. Alvarion’s multi-technology portfolio and expected roadmap make us very excited about the future.” “The WISP market – supporting the proliferation of broadband services in rural areas in the U.S. and elsewhere – has been an important market for Alvarion for many years. Our diverse product offering coupled by our focus on continuous technology advancements have enabled us to provide flexible, cost effective solutions that can be deployed quickly and efficiently, allowing service providers to expand their network as they grow,” said Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion. “Broadband service can foster economic growth and make possible e-learning and e-healthcare applications otherwise unavailable in remote locations. We are excited to be part of this opportunity and look forward to continue serving existing and new WISP customers”. Products that make a difference: The BreezeCOMPACT, currently available in the licensed 3.5 GHz and unlicensed 3.65 GHz frequencies, is a zero-footprint high performance WiMAX base station, implementing Alvarion’s advanced SDR technology and is software upgradable to LTE Advanced. In 2013, Alvarion intends to introduce the BreezeCOMPACT in the unlicensed 5 GHz frequency.