Airvana Brings the ‘Sound of Music’ to Mobile World Congress 2010

February 11, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2010 — Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV), the company transforming the mobile experience, will showcase its HubBub(TM) UMTS femtocell solutions at Mobile World Congress 2010 with full working demonstrations. In addition to a unique audible demonstration of the capabilities of its enterprise product, Airvana will be outlining the potential of its high-speed consumer femtocell to create a new mobile applications and services platform.

The femtocell is a small device that plugs into a standard broadband connection and creates a personal in-home (or business) mobile network. It provides full ‘five-bar’ 3G mobile phone reception throughout the home or office and multi-megabit data connections, all without impacting on the capacity of the mobile operator’s radio access network. Femtocells give operators the opportunity to minimize customer churn and attract new customers with guaranteed in-building voice and data coverage and compelling applications and services.

Airvana will be giving the following demonstrations:

Musical mashup

Music will be streamed from an Airvana enterprise femtocell to 16 mobile handsets simultaneously, to create a wireless symphony. The demonstration will showcase the femtocell’s capabilities in a demanding multi-user environment.

The family tablet

A touch screen, femtocell connected tablet based application, designed with the busy family in mind. The demo will feature a range of social, multimedia-based services designed to keep the family ‘location aware’ and fully connected. An Android-based mobile phone app, operating on the Google Nexus One device, will also be demonstrated that enables family members to remotely interact with the family tablet via the femtocell.

Airvana’s fastest femtocell yet

Airvana’s latest generation HubBub femtocell is proven five times faster on average than typical indoor macro network performances. ‘Buffer-free’ HD video will be streamed live to a mobile handset simultaneous with other applications, to illustrate the HubBub’s data transfer capabilities.

The demonstrations will be take place on Stand: AV91 at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.

In addition, as a founding member of the Femto Forum, Airvana will be taking an active role in the industry group’s ‘Femtozone’ showcase in Hall 1, Stand 1G19. The Femtozone will feature a daily schedule of public presentations from operators, vendors, analysts and other industry bodies on the major opportunities and challenges facing the femtocell market. The Airvana team will be giving further live demonstrations of the capabilities and opportunities presented by femtocell technology and company executives will be giving briefings on key topics:

Daily, Monday 15th to Thursday 18th February, 12.30

  • 12:30, David Nowicki, VP Marketing (with J. Randolph Luening of Signals Research Group) – The business case for femtocells in the broadband era

Tuesday 16th February

  • 14:30, Live Airvana femtocell demonstration

Wednesday 17th February,

  • 13:30, Sanjeev Verma, co-founder and VP Femtocell Business and Corporate Development – Femtocells at the heart of the mobile broadband explosion
  • 14:45, Live Airvana femtocell demonstration

Thursday 18th February

  • 10:30, David Nowicki, VP Marketing – Femtocells at the heart of the mobile broadband explosion

About Airvana

Airvana helps operators transform the mobile experience for users worldwide. The company’s high-performance technology and products, from comprehensive femtocell solutions to core mobile network infrastructure, enable operators to deliver compelling and consistent broadband services to mobile subscribers, wherever they are. Airvana’s products are deployed in 70 commercial networks on all six continents. The company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., USA, with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.airvana.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements typically contain the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “continue” or similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including without limitation uncertainties as to the timing of the merger of Airvana, the timing and rate of femtocell market acceptance and growth, operator femtocell deployment plans, the highly competitive and rapidly evolving market in which Airvana competes, Airvana’s limited operating history, the fluctuation of its past operating results, Airvana’s anticipated reliance on sales through Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson for a significant portion of its revenues and product and service billings and other factors discussed in Airvana’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Airvana’s views as of the date of this press release. Airvana anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. While Airvana may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Airvana’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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