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Hitachi Communication Technologies and Airvana Enter Development Agreement for CDMA Femtocell Solutions

Jul 29, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X711474/hitachi-communication-technologies-and-airvana-enter-development-agreement-for-cdma-femtocell-solutions.html

CHELMSFORD, Mass. and TOKYO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airvana, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. ("Hitachi Com") to create and deliver customized versions of Airvana Femtocell products to inter-work with Hitachi Com core network products, for the Japanese market. The Airvana-Hitachi Com joint solution will enable rapid deployment of femtocells by integrating femtocells with the existing voice and packet data core networks.

Airvana's contribution to the solution includes its HubBub CDMA femtocell, which is unique in the industry for its support of both 1x-RTT and EV-DO services; its Universal Access Gateway, a carrier-class femtocell network gateway; and its Femtocell Service Manager, a scalable auto-configuration and remote management system. Hitachi Com brings its carrier-grade Femtocell Convergence Server that allows operators to connect femtocells to an existing mobile switching core, leveraging features and supplementary services that operators have developed over the years to provide service parity between the macro-cellular and femto-cellular networks. Under the agreement, Airvana will customize its femtocell products to support the advanced features of Hitachi Com's convergence server.

"Femtocells will not only improve the customer experience, but also must deliver service parity with the macro-cellular network. Hitachi Com and Airvana's solution enables that," said Mr. Setsuo Takahashi, Corporate Officer EVP, Carrier Networks Division, Hitachi Com. "Airvana is a leader in the femtocell market and the only company with a CDMA femtocell that supports both 1xRTT and 1xEV-DO Rev-0 and Rev-A. Hitachi Com's Convergence Server enables service parity by leveraging the existing voice and packet data core."

"Hitachi Com has deep expertise in CDMA technology," said Sanjeev Verma, Vice President of Corporate Development and Femtocell Business. "In addition, they have world-class systems integration expertise with which to deliver our joint femtocell solution to leading CDMA operators."

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 http://www.airvana.com .

About Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd.

Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) sales totaled 103.528 billion yen ($916.5 million).

The company develops, designs and manufactures a wide range of information and communication systems-related products. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi-com.com/

Safe Harbor Statement

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, and include, without limitation, statements with respect to the femtocell solution to result from the development efforts of Airvana and Hitachi Com. 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 filings with 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 Investor Contact Rob Morton David Reichman Davies Murphy Group Sharon Merrill Associates (781) 418-2460 (617) 542-5300 airvana@daviesmurphy.com airv@investorrelations.com

CONTACT: Media, Rob Morton of Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2460, airvana@daviesmurphy.com; Investor Contact, David Reichman of SharonMerrill Associates, +1-617-542-5300, , both forAirvana, Inc.

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