For Immediate Release
March 13, 2002

AirNet Receives $1.7M In Orders From Redwood Wireless
Base Stations to Be Initially Deployed in 5 of their 12 U.S. Markets

Melbourne, FL, March 13, 2002 - AirNet® Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station products for wireless communications, today announced that Redwood Wireless, a new AirNet customer, has placed orders for $1.7M of AirNet equipment including AdaptaCell Broadband, Software Defined Radio and AirSite® Backhaul Free base stations. Redwood has licenses in 12 rural markets in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin and the initial order will be deployed in five of those markets.

"While other vendors addressed some of our concerns, AirNet was the only one that could address all five of our objectives: reliability, speed to market to meet our initial buildout requirements, flexibility to accommodate an evolving business plan, the ability to scale up to larger capacity networks and a technology that evolves easily to high speed data applications," said Joe Beran, general manager of Redwood Wireless. He also indicated that he hoped to place additional orders with AirNet for initial systems in Redwood's seven other markets in the near future.

"AirNet has proven to be the vendor of choice as more and more operators with rural and highway coverage requirements are discovering the enormous advantages and reliability of the AirNet solution", said Glenn Ehley, president and CEO of AirNet. "Allowing customers to deploy voice coupled with high speed data in rural and highway locations provides a competitive advantage over others."

About Redwood Wireless

Redwood Wireless is a division of Redwood Telephone Company an Independent Telephone Company located in Wabasso, Minnesota. Redwood Telephone Company has been in business for over 100 years and provides service to Belview, Echo, Morgan, Seaforth, Vesta, Wabasso, Walnut Grove, Wood Lake, and Redwood Falls-Red Del and Falls Junction Minnesota. Redwood Telephone provides dial up internet along with DSL and Broadband Data services to the communities served.

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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The statements contained in this press release that are not historical information are forward-looking statements that relate to future events or our future financial performance, including statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates, intentions or strategies for the future. Forward looking statements include statements regarding the transition and evolution to high-speed data and wireless Internet services, future sales to customers and customer deployment plans. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to AirNet Communications Corporation as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our limited customer base may cause cash flow issues, competitive pressures may reduce gross margins, we may not be able to support developing wireless standards and protocols, we may not be able to develop new products and features, and credit risks from financed customers may hurt our results or require us to raise additional capital. These and other risks are discussed in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.

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