Airspan Selects Aricent Group LTE EPC Software Framework

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

Aricent’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 Aricent 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 Aricent’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 Aricent’s LTE EPCLite,” said Rakesh Vij, Vice President, Business Development, Aricent. “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 the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

For more information, please visit
Follow the Aricent Group on Twitter @aricent

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.
For more information, please visit


Heather Peterson
Americas: Sonus PR
Tel: +1 925 788 9039

Jenny Taylor
Europe: Sonus PR
Tel: +44 20 7851 4850