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..Research from Floware Wireless Systems shows new telecom
operators can gain real competitive advantage from using a
broadband wireless access system that operates on both
3.5GHz and 26GHz frequencies..

Recent research conducted by Floware Wireless Systems
suggests that the majority of European telecom regulators
have allocated a dual bandwidth of 3.5GHz and 26GHz to fixed
wireless local loop access systems, and consider that new
telecom operators will often be able to provide the most
comprehensive and competitive service to customers if they
are able to operate using both bands. In addition, the
research also shows that quick rollout is deemed to be the
most desirable feature of any wireless Point-to-MultiPoint
(PMP) system.

With deregulation and frequency allocation underway across
Europe, Floware sought the views of nine European telecom
regulators in its research to ascertain how new operators in
their countries can use fixed wireless local loop access
systems most effectively to provide a highly competitive
service. The majority of respondents thought that the 3.5GHz
and 26GHz bands were complementary, each being suited to a
different deployment scenario. For example, the German
regulator, RegTP, stated that it could be an advantage to
function on both bands if the operator "would like to reach
a wide range of people (3.5GHz), but also would like to
provide higher capacities to the densely populated areas
(26GHz)." The Swiss regulator, BAKOM, agreed that it would
be advantageous for operators to use a dual bandwidth
system, allowing them to operate a national network with
high density regional coverage, where necessary.

These views support the findings of new German telecom
operator, StarOne, which has recently been awarded a licence
to build a PMP network in Germany on both 3.5GHz and 26GHz
frequencies. In StarOne's comprehensive examination of the
industrial Rhein-Ruhrgebiet area of Germany, the company
found that both bands were necessary to cover the area as a
whole and the industrial "hot spots" effectively. StarOne
plans to use Floware's WALKair solution, installed by
Siemens, in its network and is currently carrying out a
trial installation of the system.

Another respondent, the Dutch regulator, DGTP, identified
that the 26GHz band can fulfil the requirements of the SME
market effectively. Floware itself focuses on this market as
the sector most likely to benefit from PMP broadband
wireless access technology - business subscribers will
receive high capacity voice and data services in return for
a low upfront investment.

Amnon Yacoby, CEO of Floware Wireless Systems, commented on
the findings of the research saying: "WALKair is the only
product on the market today to offer efficient voice and
data services on both the 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands and our
research shows that this is viewed as a very strong
offering, giving new operators real competitive advantage.
With WALKair they can build a nationwide PMP network
covering all area types successfully and, as the system can
be installed in modules with minimal upfront investment,
quick rollout will secure new customers rapidly and give
operators a fast return on investment."

About the Research

The research, conducted by Floware Wireless Systems, is
given as trend information. The research was conducted
during July 1999 and involved the regulatory authorities in
Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Finland,
Latvia, Norway and United Kingdom.

About Floware

Floware's wireless access technology helps new telecom
operators provide cost-effective data and voice
communications for business customers in the growing
deregulated telecommunications market worldwide.
Headquartered in Israel and employing more than 70
professional staff, Floware is led by a group of individuals
with many years' expertise and experience in the fields of
modem design, data communications, and radio and
telecommunications. The company is financed by a number of
venture capital firms and industrial investors and it has a
strategic partnership with Siemens AG, who distributes
WALKair's solution to new telecoms operators in Germany.

For further information please contact:

Irit Porat
Floware Wireless Systems
Tel: + 972 3533 2324 x 209

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