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[February 12, 2013]

Dukcom picks Alvarion's carrier-grade Wi-Fi in 2 rural networks in Colombia

Feb 12, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- AlvarionLtd. (NASDAQ: ALVR) said that Dukcom LTDA, Alvarion's partner in Colombia, has chosen the company's carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution to deliver data, video and voice services in two rural networks in Antioquia and Atlantico, Colombia.

In Atlantico, Dukcom worked with the regional telephone provider and ISP to deploy a Wi-Fi network in 19 small cities, providing coverage to businesses, households and tourists. The network provides coverage to 60% of the residents of each of these cities at lower cost and up to 50% better speed than previously available through cellular modems. Alvarion's scalable solution enables the service provider to expand the network as needed to reach 100% coverage.

In Antioquia, Dukcom worked with the regional telephone provider and ISP to connect the main plaza in 115 different small cities across the province to deliver free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors. The network is part of the regional ISP's commitment to provide connectivity to rural areas in Antioquia.

The two networks together serve tens of thousands of users.

Dukcom Ltda. Is an integrator of telecommunication solutions in the fields of wireless, fiber optic and IP analysis with a focus in telcos, ISP, carriers and cellular operators. (www.dukcom.com.co) Alvarion provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. The company's website is at www.alvarion.com.

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