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Airvana Signs Global OEM Agreement with Motorola for CDMA Femtocell
Mar 24, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)


CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airvana, Inc. , the company transforming the mobile experience, today announced a global OEM agreement to provide Motorola with a CDMA femtocell solution. Already a significant network infrastructure supplier to CDMA wireless carriers worldwide, this agreement will enhance Motorola's 3G femtocell solution offerings.

Femtocells are small, low-cost and low-power cellular access points that connect to a consumer's existing broadband Internet service to deliver enhanced cellular radio coverage and high data speeds to mobile phones in the home. Femtocells provide wireless carriers two very important technology solutions by improving in-building cellular radio coverage and offloading traffic from the high power outdoor network. With femtocells, wireless carriers can offer low-cost voice and data services to consumers in-building and enable consumers to use their mobile phones seamlessly within their homes. As a result of the agreement, wireless carriers will have the flexibility to provide Motorola femtocell-based services in any environment that has a broadband connection, integrating back to the wireless carrier's CDMA macro network.

"Femtocells represent a major turning point in the wireless industry, both in terms of how wireless carriers build and operate their networks and how consumers experience their wireless voice, video and data services," said Fred Wright, senior vice president, WiMAX and Cellular Networks, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "Our agreement with Airvana further expands our 3G femtocell portfolio and underscores our commitment to being the market leader in femtocell-based solutions. This will enable us to help our customers reduce costs, simplify network architectures and deliver our vision of seamless mobility for consumers."

Airvana's CDMA femtocells uniquely support both 1xRTT and EV-DO technologies to ensure users have a consistent mobile experience for voice and data services whether they are connected through their femtocell or the macro network. "We are honored that Motorola chose Airvana to supply its CDMA femtocell and femto network gateway," said Sanjeev Verma, Vice President of Business Development and Co-founder of Airvana. "Motorola brings infrastructure leadership, a great brand, and a broad portfolio of world class consumer devices. Motorola's global distribution network is critical in helping fuel the deployment and market adoption of femtocells."

About Airvana

Airvana specializes in helping operators to 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 broadband services to mobile devices, independent of physical location. Airvana is headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., USA, with additional offices in the United Kingdom, China, India, Japan and Korea. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.airvana.com .

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Media Contact Investor Contact Jim McManus David Reichman Davies Murphy Group Sharon Merrill Associates (781) 418-2402 (617) 542-5300 airvana@daviesmurphy.com

CONTACT: Media, Jim McManus of Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2402, airvana@daviesmurphy.com; Investors, David Reichman of Sharon MerrillAssociates, +1-617-542-5300, , both for Airvana,Inc.

Web site: http://www.airvana.com/