August 4, 2004
RECEIVES AFGHAN WIRELESS
NETWORK EXPANSION ORDERS FROM TECORE
Orders for $1.1M Will Provide Coverage in New Cities
Melbourne, FL, August 4, 2004 - AirNet Communications Corporation
(NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station
products for wireless communications, today announced that it has
received approximately $1.1M in expansion purchase orders from TECORE
Wireless Systems for deployment in the Afghan Wireless mobile network.
These orders are for the purchase of AirNet's latest AdaptaCell®
4000 base station and services.
With the assistance of AirNet's world-class customer service, we have recently optimized and enhanced our network performance and expanded our subscriber base, said Tom Bosley, chief operating officer of Telephone Systems International, Inc., Afghan Wireless' largest stockholder. In the GSM world, the voice quality of AirNet's product is remarkable. This purchase is enabling Afghan Wireless to provide our customers with high caliber services.
Our solid execution, quality products and strong local support have resulted in Afghan Wireless entrusting us with their business, said Jay Salkini, Chairman and CEO for TECORE Wireless Systems. Together with AirNet, we've been with Afghan Wireless since the beginning in 2002 and supported Afghanistan's growing demand for mobile wireless service.
AirNet is very proud to have contributed to the success of the
Afghan Wireless network, said Glenn Ehley, president and CEO
for AirNet. We have repeatedly demonstrated our ability to deliver innovative solutions in a complex environment. Our newest product line, the AdaptaCell 4000, has proven to be a robust and competitive product in the GSM marketplace.
Afghan Wireless is Afghanistan's largest provider of telecommunications services, with GSM mobile networks in fifteen Afghan cities: Kabul, Jalalabad, Mazar-i-sharif, Kandahar, Herat, Kunduz, Baglan, Puli Kumri, Talaqan, Logar, Puli Aman, Bagram, Charikar, Jabal Saraj and Serobir. The company launched Afghanistan's first wireless communications service in April 2002. Afghan Wireless is licensed to provide GSM service nationally until 2018. It is a joint venture between Telephone Systems International, Inc. and the Ministry of Communications.
TECORE Wireless Systems is a global supplier of turn-key wireless
mobility networks for regional and country-wide deployments and solutions
for migrating existing networks to advanced digital wireless technologies
while expanding coverage and capacity. The company's turn-key solutions
include its AirCore® Mobile Switching System at the core of the
network in conjunction with GSM/GPRS, CDMA and TDMA base station solutions
to deliver fully-integrated feature-rich services. As a provider of
worldwide scalable networks, TECORE has achieved certification to
the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard. Named one of the 20
Firms for the Next Generation, TECORE is a global leader in
converging wireless and IP networks and wireless enterprise systems
solutions. For more information, please visit the TECORE website at
AirNet Communications Corporation is a leader in wireless base stations
and other telecommunications equipment that allow service operators
to cost effectively and simultaneously offer high-speed data and voice
services to mobile subscribers. AirNet's patented broadband, software-defined
AdaptaCell® base station solution provides a high capacity base
station with a software upgrade path to high-speed data. The Company's
Digital AirSite® Backhaul Free base station carries wireless voice
and data signals back to the wireline network, eliminating the need
for a physical backhaul link, thus reducing operating costs. AirNet
has 69 patents issued or pending. More information about AirNet may
be obtained by visiting the AirNet Web site at www.airnetcom.com.
AirNet Press & Investor Contacts
Stuart P. Dawley
Investor Relations Officer
Tel: +1 321-953-6780
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Capacity, TripCap, Backhaul Free, AdaptaSite
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trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.