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Airspan Selects Altran Group LTE EPC Software Framework

EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, February 27, 2012, - Altran Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced that Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, has chosen Altran’s EPCLite software framework for its AirCore LTE offering.

Altran’s innovative LTE ‘EPCLite’ software framework is an integrated offering for telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to develop ‘network-in-a-box’ solutions for both large and small LTE networks. EPCLite comprises of eSAE gateway (SGW and PGW), MME, HSS, and PCRF components, with the flexibility to run these components in any combination on a single or a distributed hardware platform. The software components are 3GPP Rel-10 compliant and have additional segment-specific features to help the TEMs quickly create solutions for specialized markets like rural networks, public safety, and other small scale deployments.

The Airspan AirCore solution for LTE Enhanced Packet Core, together with the company’s innovative Air4G LTE base station solution, integrates both LTE and WiMAX functionality and addresses high capacity and long-range deployment requirements.

”We chose Altran EPCLite for its innovative features, which complement Airspan’s scalable eNodeB solution. The combined solution enables an operator to deploy an affordable LTE network, and expand the network as its user base grows, circumventing higher up-front costs. The EPCLite’s architectural flexibility, ease of adding differentiating features and Altran’s strong services heritage played a key role in choosing this framework,” said Uzi Shalev, Chief Operating Officer of Airspan.

“We are very excited to have Airspan as a customer for Altran’s LTE EPCLite,” said Rakesh Vij, Vice President, Business Development, Altran. “This continues to showcase our strength in providing key LTE software components for leading equipment vendors. Our innovation services for LTE comprising of software frameworks and product engineering services continue to help TEMs introduce innovative solutions quickly and efficiently.”

About Altran

Altran is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission-critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies, and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

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About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan (OTC Markets: AIRO) is a leading 4G wireless solution provider. With over 500 customers in over 100 countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to benefit their business case. Airspan has solutions spanning the 700 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands.
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