Airspan Air4G Base Station Receives LTE Certification in Russia

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Boca Raton, FL, October 11, 2012 – Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it has received certification from the Russian Federal Agency for Communications (Rossvyaz) for the Air4G line of products for 4G LTE network deployments throughout Russia. 

This certification grants operators and carriers the authority to deploy 4G LTE networks with Airspan’s Air4G base stations in the 2.3-2.7 GHz band as well as the addition of micro and pico WiMAX base stations in the 3.3-3.7 GHz band. Macro WiMAX certification was acquired previously and LTE certification for the 3.x GHz band products will be attained as soon as the ministry approves LTE operation in this band and establishes a certification process.

The Air4G product is a powerful, compact, macro cell base station that enables operators to boost capacity and coverage significantly in a 4G network, delivering extremely high-speed broadband service to customers. Air4G is capable a unique feature which allows current customers, who have deployed a mobile WiMAX network, to seamlessly transition to an LTE network with a software-only upgrade, mitigating the need for hardware replacement and new network management tools. This also enables customers wishing to deploy 4G in the 3.x band today, to deploy a WiMAX network, build a customer base, and migrate to LTE when approved by the Russian Ministry. 

Air4G supports a number of LTE features, including advanced antenna technologies, which support an efficient and cost-effective network. Operators can now meet the growing demand for high-speed, 4G connectivity with increased customer use of applications such as gaming, social networking and video for mobile devices.

“Airspan is aggressively pursuing a central role in the Russian 4G market. The most comprehensive range of 4G products, paired with key strategic partnerships, is positioning Airspan for a series of wins in the Russian market,” commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Products and Sales. “This new 4G LTE certification provides a needed vehicle to help Airspan continue our course and drive additional revenues from this growing market.”

Airspan continues to expand its portfolio for the Russian market, offering the broadest frequency range and most robust solutions to provide customers with the flexibility to meet their diverse 4G deployment needs.

Airspan solutions address the needs of carriers, operators and industrial applications across the globe. With a comprehensive suite of 4G base stations, user devices and core network products, Airspan provides a solution for any wireless network. Airspan solutions cover a variety of frequency bands ranging between the 150 MHz and the 6 GHz band.

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