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Alvarion and Aptilo Announce Collaboration to Market Mobile Data Offloading

February 21, 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel and STOCKHOLM, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Alvarion(R)Ltd. [http://www.alvarion.com ] (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of
optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity
challenges of public and private networks and Aptilo Networks [http://www.aptilo.com ],
the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions, today announced that the
companies have successfully tested an end-to-end Wi-Fi mobile data offloading solution
combining Alvarion’s carrier-grade WBSn family of Wi-Fi base stations with the Aptilo
Service Management Platform [http://www.aptilo.com/aptilo-service-management ](TM) and the
Aptilo Access Controller [http://www.aptilo.com/aptilo-access-controller ](TM). The
companies intend to market the solution globally.

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Alvarion’s WBSn base stations feature leading radio technology including
bi-directional Beamforming 802.11n, unique interference immunity suite, 3×3 MIMO and
advanced antenna system, to provide high capacity and ubiquitous coverage in both 2.4 and
5 GHz with a low number of radio units. Supported by 802.1x security and EAP-SIM
authentication, the WBSn base stations work seamlessly with Aptilo’s platform, which
provides carrier-class Wi-Fi service management, SIM-based authentication towards HLR/HSS
and integration with the 3G/LTE mobile core for policy and charging.

With the growing use of hungry bandwidth applications on mobile devices, particularly
the use of video, service providers are turning to Wi-Fi to satisfy their customers’
needs. Alvarion and Aptilo Networks are providing a seamless, easy-to-implement solution
addressing the scalability, reliability and security needs of operators deploying large
scale Wi-Fi networks for hot spots, hot zones and mobile data offloading. The solution
allows operators to benefit from increased network capacity and coverage in high-traffic
areas where data congestion is overloading existing cellular networks.

“The ability to implement Wi-Fi offloading quickly is critical for mobile operators to
remain competitive,” said Johan Terve, Vice President, Marketing, Aptilo Networks.
“Alvarion and Aptilo are providing a secure, end-to-end solution to speed up Wi-Fi
offloading deployments. The solution also delivers extensive mobile core integration to
ensure an uninterrupted, ‘invisible’ handoff from 3G/LTE to Wi-Fi for customers.”

In addition to lab testing, the companies’ joint solution is currently in trials in
Central America, where a local service provider is using mobile data offloading to
alleviate traffic from its cellular network in a major shopping mall in the capital city.

“Mobile data offloading represents a significant opportunity for Alvarion and we are
excited to be working with a market leader such as Aptilo Networks in this area,” said
Ulik Broida, EVP Marketing & Customer Services at Alvarion. “Alvarion’s offering is an
open platform that is suitable for various typologies, including classic Access Control
and APs architecture, as well as advanced Software Defined Networking architecture (SDN)
which allows separation of the data and control layers. Our collaboration with Aptilo
Networks is a proof point of our strategy to enhance our offering and integrate our
solutions with partners in this growing Carrier Wi-Fi space.”

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About Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for
Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading. Aptilo’s carrier-class
solutions boast pre-integrated authentication, policy control and charging functions to
maximize functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing
systems. Aptilo’s solutions are currently in operation in more than 60 countries. For more
information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com

About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing
the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities,
security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple
technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (http://www.alvarion.com)

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe
harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion’s management and
are subject to various factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors,
among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the
forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement our 2012 turnaround plan, our
inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient
manner, potential impact on our business of the current global macro-economic
uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as
a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S.
broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain
countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; our
inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated,
due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales,
marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of our strategic initiatives to enable
us to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated; delays in the
receipt of orders from customers and in the delivery by us of such orders; our failure to
fully and effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion Inc., acquired by us
in November 2011, into our products and realize the expected synergies from the
acquisition; the failure of the markets for our (including Wavion’s) products to grow as
anticipated; our inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new
products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing,
spending, third-party relationships and revenues; our inability to establish and maintain
relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers; our
inability to comply with covenants included in our financing agreements; our inability to
raise sufficient funds to continue our operations, either through equity issuances or
asset sales; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s annual reports on
Form 20-F as well as in other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Exchange Commission, which this press release will be a part of.

The information in this press release is provided solely for information purposes, and
is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any products, features and/or
functionalities, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The
development, release and timing of any products, features and/or functionalities described
remains at the sole discretion of Alvarion. If and when any products, features and/or
functionalities are offered for sale by Alvarion, they will be sold under agreed upon
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specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for
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Alvarion(R), its logo and certain names, product and service names referenced herein
are either registered trademarks, trademarks, trade names or service marks of Alvarion
Ltd. in certain jurisdictions. All other names are or may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

        Investor Contacts:

        Avi Stern, CFO
        +972-3-767-4333
        avi.stern@alvarion.com

        Elana Holzman, VP IR
        +972-3-645-7892
        elana.holzman@alvarion.com

        Press Contacts:

        Alvarion: John Conrad
        +1-703-390-1538
        conrad@merrittgrp.com

        Aptilo Networks: Hillary Call
        +1-917-414-9262
        hillary.call@aptilo.com


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