Alvarion Press Room
BSNL and VMC Select Alvarion® 4G Solution for Wireless Broadband Deployment in India
The deployment is valued at over $10 million for the supply of infrastructure equipment for a network in rural India
Washington, D.C., March 16, 2011 — Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of 4G networks in the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market, today announced it was selected by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Alvarion’s local partner Vuppalamritha Magnetic Components Limited (VMC), to supply base stations with related professional services for the building of a 4G wireless broadband network in rural India to bring wireless broadband services to underserved communities in the country.
VMC will use Alvarion’s 4Motion® solution, including BreezeMAX® base stations, in the 2.5 GHz frequency. The rollout is expected to begin in the next few months and will enable delivery of wireless broadband services by BSNL.
“We are committed to providing our customer the most advanced and reliable solution available in the market, to support their rollout.” said Venkat Ramana, Executive Director of VMC. “Alvarion is a recognized leader in the Wireless Broadband industry. Its global 4G deployment expertise, together with a field proven solution, will provide our customers a seamless broadband experience and will have a positive impact on our society and economy.”
“We are excited to partner with VMC on such an important project,” said Eran Gorev, president and CEO of Alvarion. “India has significant potential for Wireless Broadband, and this agreement further enhances our presence in the country. Alvarion’s 4Motion solution is optimized to bring high-speed connectivity to rural or remote areas of the world where there has been limited or no availability of broadband.”
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. formed in October, 2000, is World's 7th largest Telecommunications Company providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India: Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM Mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP services, IN Services etc. Presently it is one of the largest & leading public sector unit in India. www.bsnl.co.in
Vuppalamritha Magnetic Components (VMC) India Limited is a leading Telecom & Power products hardware manufacturer in the country. VMC has a dedicated R&D center in Hyderabad that focuses on producing innovative and eco-conscious telecom and power products. It has 5 manufacturing plants in the region from where it manufactures a wide range of products including Transmission Equipment, Power Supplies & Accessories and Customer Premises Equipment. VMC has a country-wide service network to ensure prompt after-sales support and a customer service network that spans 26 locations in India, manned by trained engineering personnel. VMC is ISO 9001:2000 & OSHA compliant for its products and processes. VMC is focused on developing and delivering quality products on time to its valued customers. http://www.vmcindia.com
Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) is a global 4G communications leader with the industry’s most extensive customer base, including hundreds of commercial 4G deployments. Alvarion’s industry leading network solutions for broadband wireless technologies WiMAX, TD-LTE and WiFi, enable broadband applications for service providers and enterprises covering a variety of industries such as mobile broadband, residential and business broadband, utilities, municipalities and public safety agencies. Through an open network strategy, superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and ability to deploy large scale end-to-end turnkey networks, Alvarion is delivering the true 4G broadband experience today