Alvarion and Bridgewater Systems Announce Joint WiMAX(TM) Deployment in Angola

    Enables MSTelcom to support IP services over Mobile WiMAX(TM)

    TEL AVIV, Israel and OTTAWA, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:   ALVR)
and Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) today announced they are providing MSTelcom,
of Sonangol Group, with advanced WiMAX solutions to support IP services to be
offered in key locations throughout Northern Angola. This deployment project
is planned to support MSTelcom's current services that include national
satellite coverage, broadband services, terrestrial links, Internet access,
national and international connectivity (telephony), and radio tracking
    Bridgewater's proven AAA Service Controller is provided as part of
Alvarion's OPEN(TM) WiMAX architecture, enabling MSTelcom to provide robust
authentication and authorization for high speed Internet and VoIP WiMAX
services based on IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX(TM) technology. The new network
enables MSTelcom to optimize services used as the preferred last mile solution
for residential and SOHO markets. In addition, they can maintain continuous
technological evolution and enforce the building of a rural satellite-based
network for telephony connectivity.
    Mr. Angelo Gama, CTO of MSTelcom commented about the deployment project,
"With a wide range of offered services and growing customer base, we need a
reliable and cost effective solution. Bridgewater's powerful AAA Service
Controller together with Alvarion's unique Mobile WiMAX technology, provides a
winning combination for enabling us to offer broadband wireless to our
customers, while optimizing our current and future services."
    "Market-leading operators are choosing best of breed solutions based on
Alvarion's OPEN WiMAX architecture," said Tyler Nelson, vice president of
business development and marketing for Bridgewater Systems. "As a partner in
Alvarion's ecosystem, Bridgewater provides the industry's most robust and
advanced AAA solution, proven in the most demanding service provider
environments and compliant with relevant WiMAX Forum(TM) standards for Mobile
WiMAX. This makes it the right choice for progressive WiMAX operators such as
    "We are pleased to present MSTelcom with this advanced WiMAX service
offering together with our partner Bridgewater Systems," said Rudy Leser,
corporate vice president strategy and marketing of Alvarion Ltd. "This win
serves as another proof point to the advantage of our best of breed OPEN WiMAX
ecosystem of partners. We look forward to future possibilities of accelerating
WiMAX with Bridgewater Systems and offering future mobile services as well."
    Fully interoperable with Alvarion's Access Service Network gateways
(ASN-GW), the Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller is a proven
carrier-grade authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) solution. It
features a powerful policy and profile engine to allow service providers to
control and manage access to advanced and differentiated services on a
per-subscriber basis. Compliant with the WiMAX Forum's NWG Stage 3 Release
1.0.0 specification, the AAA Service Controller provides extensive support for
Mobile WiMAX often not available in legacy AAA servers, such as support for
multiple EAP methods, dual RADIUS/Diameter protocol support, device and
subscriber authentication, as well as mobile IP support.

    About MSTelcom

    MSTelcom - Mercury Telecommunications Services S.A.R.L. - was established
on March 21, 1997 with the objective of guaranteeing maintaining and operating
in an efficient manner the communications of the Sonangol Group. In 2003 the
company was licensed as a telecommmunications' operator - one of four in the
country - and since then MSTelcom has been providing fixed telephony services
to Sonangol Group and other companies.

    About Alvarion

    With more than 3 million units deployed in 150 countries, Alvarion
( is the world's leading provider of innovative wireless
broadband network solutions enabling Personal Broadband to improve lifestyles
and productivity with portable and mobile data, VoIP, video and other
    Alvarion is leading the market to Open WiMAX solutions with the most
extensive deployments and proven product portfolio in the industry covering
the full range of frequency bands with both fixed and mobile solutions.
Alvarion's products enable the delivery of personal mobile broadband, business
and residential broadband access, corporate VPNs, toll quality telephony,
mobile base station feeding, hotspot coverage extension, community
interconnection, public safety communications, and mobile voice and data.
    As a wireless broadband pioneer, Alvarion has been driving and delivering
innovations for over 10 years from core technology developments to creating
and promoting industry standards. Leveraging its key roles in the IEEE and
HiperMAN standards committees and experience in deploying OFDM-based systems,
the Company's prominent work in the WiMAX Forum is focused on increasing the
widespread adoption of standards-based products in the wireless broadband
market and leading the entire industry to Open WiMAX solutions.

    About Bridgewater Systems

    Bridgewater Systems develops the industry's most advanced
subscriber-centric policy management software for fixed, mobile and converged
networks. Its solutions help global service providers launch new services
faster and maximize profits by creating a subscriber-centric policy decision
point to control and monetize the dynamic subscriber interaction with IP-based
services. Vendor-neutral and access network agnostic, Bridgewater Systems'
comprehensive policy management portfolio features: network access control
products including authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) and
dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) systems; entitlement control
products to manage subscriber access to applications and network resources;
and robust subscriber management via a centralized policy and profile
repository solution. Bridgewater Systems' proven carrier-class products help
service providers enrich the subscriber experience, enable extensive revenue
capture capabilities, and out-of-the-box value that can be deployed in weeks -
instead of months. More than 90 leading service providers around the globe
including Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, Bell Mobility, and
SmarTone-Vodafone trust Bridgewater's technology and business insight to help
them deliver world-class services.

    All companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered
    trademarks of their respective holders.

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