Alvarion Ltd., and its strategic partner Beijing International Switching System Corporation Ltd., a joint venture between Siemens AG and Chinese enterprises, recently announced that the Alvarion/BISC 3.5GHz Broadband Wireless solution has been chosen by China Netcom for a multi-city deployment.

The first advanced WALKair networks are being deployed in 8 cities in the Sichuan province, as well as Wuxi, Jiangsu province, and in Ningpo, Zhejiang province.

Norbert Muhrer, President and CEO of BISC, said, "We are proud that China Netcom, a major Chinese operator and one of our most important customers, has selected the BISC/Alvarion offering. China Netcom appreciate the technology and market competitiveness of Alvarion's WALKair line of products. The BISC/Alvarion BWA solution lets them expand their business with sensitive investment steps."

Zvi Slonimsky, CEO of Alvarion, added, "We are very pleased that our solution has been chosen by another prestigious Chinese operator. Networks based on our WALKair product are being deployed in an additional 10 locations within just a few months from the awarding of spectrum licenses. Although the initial deployments are small, our selection positions us to benefit from the future potential of this important market."

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