Tech Watch: Alvarion wins $7m. contract

The value of the deal, announced Tuesday, could reach $15m. depending on the mix of products ordered The deal will impact 2006 revenues.

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Tel Aviv-based Alvarion Ltd. has won a $7 million follow-on contract with an unnamed telecommunications company in Latin America to deploy its WiMAX platform BreezeMAX and its point-to-multipoint fixed wireless system eMGW. The value of the deal, announced Tuesday, could reach $15m. depending on the mix of products ordered The deal will impact 2006 revenues. Separately, Texas-based wireless broadband operator Rioplex Wireless has deployed a 5,000 square-mile broadband network using Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL system, which will enable Rioplex to target high bandwidth consumers and businesses. Meanwhile, the City of Scottsburg, Indiana was selected by The Wireless Internet Institute as a winner in the category of "Local Municipal Initiative" of W2i Wireless Communities Best Practices. The prize recognizes its achievement in meeting social and economic challenges using broadband wireless technology deployed from Alvarion. Cellular provider Cellcom has embarked on a project with Ra'anana-based Mobixell Networks to allow its 3G customers to download video and audio content to their mobile phone directly from the Mobixell Website. Cellcom is the first company to take on the product which is based on Mobixell's RMSC (Rich Media Service Center). Mobixell said it expects 10 international customers to take on the service next year. Circuit and service emulation provider Axerra Networks, a Tel Aviv and Florida-based company, has opened a new training center in Korea. The facility will offer Axerra's AXN Pseudo-Wire Gateways and Access Devices, as well as test equipment and various packet access technologies, including Carrier Ethernet and broadband packet radio. Tel Aviv-based Ceragon Networks Ltd., a provider of high-capacity broadband wireless systems, said it has installed FibeAir radio systems for cellular operators in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The systems feature cross-pole interference cancellation (XPIC) and will enable these operators to double their capacity in the same frequency channel. On the acquisitions front, Tel Aviv-based Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. agreed to sell its revenue assurance subsidiary Elron Telesoft to ECtel for $2.5m. Rosh Ha'ayin-based ECtel will pay $2.1m. in cash at closing and up to an additional $400,000 upon the achievement of certain milestones in 2006. California-based data storage company Seagate Technology agreed to purchase competitor Maxtor Corp. for about $1.9 billion in stock. Also, information Technology giant IBM will buy software management company Micromuse Inc. for $865m. in cash, extending its real-time data, voice and video capabilities. Back at home, telecommunications company Teuza bought into one-third of Chinese company Telecom Solutions China Ltd. for $500,000.