For Immediate Release
March 8, 2002

AirNet Communications Announces $10M In Orders For
Central Asian GSM Network - Deployment of Initial Phase Is Under Way

Melbourne, FL, March 8, 2002 - AirNet® Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station products for wireless communications, today announced that it has now received more than $10M in purchase orders from TECORE Wireless Systems for deployment in a Central Asian GSM network. AirNet and TECORE personnel are currently "in country" deploying systems that include the AdaptaCell Broadband, Software Defined Radio base station and related wireless communications equipment.

"We are pleased to be the base station supplier for this exciting market, and we will support all efforts to build the telecommunications infrastructure countrywide," said Glenn Ehley, president and CEO of AirNet. "AirNet was selected because we can provide cost-effective network solutions which enable rapid deployment, high-capacity and macro-coverage simultaneously."

"This initial $10M order is only the beginning, and we plan to aggressively deploy additional AirNet equipment throughout the entire country," said Jay Salkini, president and CEO of TECORE. "All users of the GSM network will benefit immensely from the power and flexibility of AirNet's SDR technology and TECORE's AirCore switching platform. The AirNet and TECORE solution will enable the customer to provide the highest quality mobile phone service."

AirNet and TECORE personnel are currently stationed "in-country" and are working closely with representatives from other companies bringing the network into service. These purchase orders are only for the initial systems in five cities and will have a significant, positive impact on AirNet's business.


TECORE Wireless Systems is the world's most innovative developer of scalable high performance software-defined switching solutions for smaller wireless markets. The company's AirCore® system supports the mobile switching center (MSC), visitor location register (VLR), home location register (HLR), authentication center (AuC) functionality and incorporates prepaid services and tandem switching capabilities in a single, extremely compact unit. The AirCore system is also the only switching solution offering simultaneous MSC functionality and cross-roaming between GSM, TDMA, and CDMA networks. Named one of the "20 Firms for the Next Generation," TECORE, Columbia, Md., is a global leader in converging wireless and IP networks and wireless enterprise systems solutions. TECORE's wireless switching solutions support GSM, CDMA, TDMA, GPRS, IP and next-generation technologies. For more information, please visit the TECORE website at

About AirNet

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 wireless Internet 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 the wireless Internet. The Company's 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 and has received the coveted World Award for Best Technical Innovation from the GSM Association, representing over 400 operators around the world. More information about AirNet may be obtained by calling 321.984.1990, or by visiting the AirNet Web site at

For More Information:

Stuart P. Dawley
Investment Relations Officer
+1 321-953-6780

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