Airspan Selected by COTAS for multi-city WiMAX Network in Bolivia by vow16147


									             Airspan Selected by COTAS for multi-city WiMAX Network in Bolivia

           Carrier to deliver triple-play broadband services to residents and businesses

Boca Raton, FL, September 25, 2009 – Airspan Networks, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AIRO), a leading
provider of WiMAX-based broadband wireless access networks, announced today that
Cooperativa de Teléfonos Automáticos Santa Cruz De La Sierra Limitada (COTAS), the second
largest Bolivian telecommunications provider, selected its advanced WiMAX solutions for a
next-generation broadband network deployment across major cities in Bolivia.

Operating on the 3.5 GHz spectrum, the network will deliver broadband data and other high-end
IP applications to consumers using Airspan’s advanced WiMAX solution incorporating the
WiMAX Forum® Certified™ MicroMAX & HiperMAX platforms. The 4G network will cover the
regions of Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba with HiperMAX base stations, while the
MicroMAX base stations will be used for another five cities - Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad, Oruro and

Bolivia has one of the lowest regional broadband penetration rates, only approximately 10.4% of
the 9.6 million people, leaving a huge demand amongst consumers for high-speed connectivity.
As one of the least developed South American countries, Bolivia is making great strides to
improve economic growth and decrease the digital divide.

“Airspan is proud to have been selected by COTAS for this project and to emerge as the vendor
of choice from a pool of fierce competition. We look forward to working with COTAS on this
network and to our continued partnership as their network needs continue to grow,” stated Amit
Ancikovsky, Airspan’s President of Sales and Products.

Kurt Klein, Planning and Engineering Manager of COTAS, added, “Airspan’s equipment is
enabling us to reach a broader range of customers and to provide them with improved
connectivity and applications. We are especially happy to have equipment that can overcome
some of the rugged terrain challenges we face in Bolivia. HiperMAX is a robust and reliable
solution that can reach both our urban as well as our rural customers. We are hopeful that by
bridging the digital divide, we can help improve the quality of life and the overall economic
situation in Bolivia.”

COTAS, with headquarters located in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), is the second largest Telecommunication
Provider in Bolivia. COTAS offers PSTN and cable TV services in Santa Cruz as well as long distance, data
broadband, Internet, ADSL and satellite services countrywide. Founded in 1960 as a Co-operative, with a successful
social model that rapidly was implemented by other operators in other departments in Bolivia, the company continues
investing in technology in order to provide better services to corporate and home users.

About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan is a leading WiMAX pure player and the solution-provider of choice for some of the world’s largest WiMAX
deployments. Developing leading-edge technology for broadband access and IP telephony, Airspan continues to
supply operators around the world with best-of-breed solutions. With direct sales offices throughout Asia, EMEA and
the Americas, a worldwide network of resellers and agents, and partnership alliances with major OEMs, Airspan
boasts over 100 commercial WiMAX deployments worldwide.
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