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Form 6-K


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For the month of January 2009

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1. Press release on Monaco Telecom to Launch
Mobile WiMAXTM Center of Excellence in
collaboration with Alvarion and Cisco.

Dated January 29th , 2009




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 29th, 2009

By: /s/ Efrat Makov
Efrat Makov



Efrat Makov, CFO Claudia Gatlin, Investor Relations
+972-3-645-6252 +212-830-9080
+760-517-3187 claudia.gatlin@alvarion.com


Monaco Telecom to Launch Mobile WiMAXTM Center of
Excellence in collaboration with Alvarion and Cisco

Collaboration highlights Mobile WiMAX benefits and strengths

Opening ceremony today, January 29, 19:00, at La Boutique Monaco
Telecom, 9 rue du Gabian Monaco

Monaco, January 29, 2009 – Monaco Telecom – a Cable & Wireless affiliate, in collaboration with Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR) and Cisco®, today announced the official opening of the Center of Excellence for Mobile WiMAX™ technology in the Principality of Monaco. Based on the 802.16e-2005 standard, the Center of Excellence brings the three companies together to provide a unique experience of anytime, anywhere broadband mobility using advanced features of Mobile WiMAX. This showcase will allow customers an opportunity to check out several triple play applications including:

Voice – using softphones on laptops directly connected to Monaco Telecom’s Sonus VoIP soft switch.

High speed mobile Internet – browsing, messaging, etc.

Streaming TV – displayed directly from the Monaco Telecom TV platform on laptops using WiMAX PC cards.

Alvarion brings its end-to-end 4Motion® Mobile WiMAX offering that includes the WiMAX Forum Certified™ BreezeMAX® base station. Cisco is providing its Broadband Wireless Gateway solution that enables the Open WiMAX Access Service Network (ASN) gateway functionality.

Preparations for the Center of Excellence began less than one year ago. A live demonstration of Mobile WiMAX will show what this technology is really all about.

Located at Monaco Telecom’s site La Boutique, the showcase includes:

Tests drive around the premises of Personal Broadband with WiMAX-enabled laptops for an outstanding experience of full mobility.


Real-life glimpse of Mobile WiMAX from the end-user’s eyes, with data rates of up to 10 Mbps achieved using two Alvarion base stations at the 2.5 GHz frequency band and CPEs (customer premises equipment).

Jean-Michel Rouylou, CE of International activities, said: “We are pleased to present you the Center of Excellence through which we will promote a strong

Open WiMAX network. This center fits perfectly with our strategy of offering wireless broadband solutions to African countries. Interoperability of WiMAX devices and applications with these market leading vendors will help accelerate the deployment of Mobile WiMAX across the globe.”

“Alvarion’s widely-deployed 4Motion Mobile WiMAX solution includes best-in-class components from leading vendors and will be showcased at the Center of Excellence,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Monaco Telecom’s advanced labs provide global customers with the ideal settings to experience the advantages of mobile Internet service.”

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About Monaco Telecom
Monaco Telecom is the incumbent full service operator providing fixed, mobile, Internet access and TV to the Principality of Monaco for over 70 years. Monaco Telecom retains a strong commitment to providing the latest services along with the highest quality customer service.

Internationally, Monaco Telecom’s strategy is one of working with key local partners building, high quality mobile networks, in niche markets along with broadband capability whilst growing satellite services in Africa and the Mediterranean region.

49% of the capital of Monaco Telecom is currently owned by the UK-based Cable & Wireless Group, 45% by the Monaco government, and 6% by the Compagnie Monégasque de Banque.

Further information can be found at www.monaco.mc


About Alvarion
Alvarion (NASDAQ: ALVR) is the largest WiMAX pure-player with the most extensive WiMAX customer base and over 250 commercial deployments around the globe. Committed to growing the WiMAX market, the company offers solutions for a wide range of frequency bands supporting a variety of business cases. Through its OPEN™ WiMAX strategy, superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and proven ability to deploy end-to-end turnkey WiMAX projects, Alvarion is shaping the new wireless broadband experience (www.alvarion.com).

You may request Alvarion’s future press releases or a complete Investor Kit by contacting Kika Stayerman, kika.stayerman@alvarion.com or +972.3.767.4159.

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, visit http://newsroom.cisco.com