Alvarion Ltd. has announced a contract to provide AT&T Alascom with Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 2.3 GHz TDD equipment as part of AT&T Alascom’s deployment of WiMAX broadband in Alaska. AT&T Alascom announced the availability of WiMAX-based broadband in select areas of Juneau.

The company plans to announce deployment in additional Alaska communities in 2008. As part of this deployment, AT&T Alascom selected Alvarion’s IEEE 802.16e-based WiMAX solution for offering extended broadband data services in urban, suburban and rural areas alike.

“We are proud to be selected by AT&T Alascom,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “This top-tier company’s rigorous requirements and focus on innovation enable them to continually offer new advanced services, demonstrating their commitment to customers.”

Alvarion’s extensively tested solution supports up to fourth-order diversity for delivering flexible and improved coverage even in difficult terrain, such as the mountainous and wooded areas common to Alaska. Alvarion’s nomadic self-install Si CPE is designed to incorporate a patent-pending fast-switching algorithm with six integrated antennas.

SIM card-enabled, the Si can be quickly self-provisioned by the user and is available with a wide variety of options, from multiple POTS interfaces to built-in Wi-Fi. AT&T Alascom is using a combination of Si CPEs, with the outdoor Pro model for maximizing cell radius.