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Airvana Names Laura Cranmer Vice President of Operations
Sep 22, 2008 (08:09 AM EDT)


CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 22 Laura Cranmer /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Airvana, Inc. , the company transforming the mobile experience, today announced the appointment of as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Cranmer will join the company's senior management team with responsibility for manufacturing, quality assurance, fulfilment and logistics to support its expanding business.

"Airvana is an innovator in the mobile communications industry and I'm excited to be joining the company as they apply their experience to the emerging femtocell market," said Cranmer. "I look forward to building an operational strategy that will contribute to Airvana's leadership in the femtocell business."

Cranmer brings to Airvana more than 15 years of experience in operations management. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Manufacturing for EFI, Inc.'s Inkjet Division, where she managed the integration of a multi-plant acquisition, more than doubling capacity while improving quality and reducing cost. Prior to her tenure at EFI, Cranmer held operations positions with companies including Celestica, Inc., Ford Motor Company and IBM. Cranmer holds B.S.I.E and M.S.I.E degrees from and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems from the .

"Laura has a great track record for building operational excellence," said Randy Battat, CEO, Airvana. "She is a great addition to our management team."

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 .

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Airvana constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements typically contain the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will", "continue" and similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including without limitation the timing and rate of femtocell market acceptance and growth, operator femtocell deployment plans, the highly competitive and rapidly evolving market in which Airvana competes, Airvana's limited operating history, the fluctuation of its past operating results and its reliance on sales through Nortel for a significant portion of its revenues and product and service billings and other factors discussed in Airvana's filingswith the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Airvana's views as of the date of this press release. Airvana anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. While Airvana may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Airvana's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Airvana Contacts: Media Contact Robert Morton Davies Murphy Group (781) 418-2460 airvana@daviesmurphy.com Investor Contact David Reichman Sharon Merrill Associates (617) 542-5300 airv@investorrelations.com

CONTACT: Media, Robert Morton, Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2460, airvana@daviesmurphy.com, or Investors, David Reichman, Sharon MerrillAssociates, +1-617-542-5300,

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