Alvarion® Ltd. announced recently that it was selected by Hafslund, one of the largest listed utility companies in the Nordic area, for a turnkey deployment using Alvarion's WiMAX Forum® Certified™ Mobile WiMAX solution. The commercial network, operating at the 2.5 GHz frequency band licensed to Hafslund Telecom, will provide advanced broadband services to the Ostfold region, covering the cities of Askim, Fredrikstad, Moss and Sarpsborg.

Alvarion's local partner for this project is Nera Telecommunications, Ltd. Networks based on Mobile WiMAX technology provide the ability to offer ubiquitous wireless broadband access on the go and enable services such as VoIP, video, social networking and other Web 2.0 applications. Mobile WiMAX has the capability to provide average throughput of several megabits per second to end consumers, and is the only wireless technology commercially available in the market today to enable such experience for wide area networks with quality of service.

As part of a turnkey solution, Alvarion will offer Hafslund implementation services that include project management, network planning, installation, supervision and support. Alvarion's value added professional services enhance the network quality and thus improve the end user experience.