For Immediate Release
February 16, 2006

AirNet SuperCapacity Base Station Wins Prestigious GSM Award

Adaptive Array Technology Deployed at MBO Wireless and in Large Operator Field Trial Recognized as Best Radio Access Product for 2006 in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2006 - AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station products for wireless communications, today announced that its SuperCapacity™, adaptive array base station has been recognized by the GSM Association as the Best Radio Access Product for 2006 at the 3GSM World Congress & Exhibition in Barcelona. Nominated by MBO Wireless where it has been commercially deployed in Oklahoma since September 2004, this recognition as the Best Radio Access Product for 2006 marks the second time that the GSM Association has given one of their prestigious World awards to an AirNet Communications product. In 1998, AirNet's AdaptaCell®, broadband, SDR base station and AirSite® Backhaul Free™ base station were recognized as Best Technical Innovation.   The same SuperCapacity, adaptive array base station to win the Best Radio Product is also currently being evaluated in an ongoing field trial by an undisclosed, tier 1 large operator in a dense urban, major metropolitan market.

“MBO Wireless is pleased to be the first company ever to win the Best Radio Access Product award from the GSM Association,” said David Miller, President and CEO of MBO Wireless.  “MBO has a proven track record of providing its subscribers with state-of-the-art GSM service.  We will continue to pursue our vision of offering cost-effective voice and data services for our markets in Oklahoma.”

The Best Radio Access Product Award acknowledges the innovation and contribution of products or services developed to assist operators maximize the use and performance of their network assets. Entries for this category were focused on delivering operational, technical or commercial network optimization benefits. Maximizing operational service performance is fundamental to producing the best return from network investments. Optimizing every element - hardware, software, antennas, as well as the network design itself is necessary to produce the very best results.

Speaking from Barcelona, Mr. Glenn Ehley, President and CEO of AirNet Communications said, “Our SuperCapacity, adaptive array base station helps operators harness the power of their GSM networks in the most spectrally efficient manner possible. Our focus is to reduce the GSM operators' capital and operating expenditures while simultaneously improving capacity and throughput. Our technology could be crucial in improving returns on network investments.”

Visit AirNet Communications at the 3GSM World Congress in Hall 2, Booth E08 in Barcelona.

Benefits of AirNet’s SuperCapacity, Adaptive Array Technology

AirNet’s SuperCapacity base station may be the only viable solution for adaptive array technology for GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. As a key enabler for high capacity voice and packet data services, it could be fundamental to continued success for GSM operators worldwide. Having integrated ArrayComm’s IntelliCell® adaptive array technology into its base station, AirNet has the only proven GSM, broadband, adaptive array software-defined radio platform. The SuperCapacity, adaptive array base station
has the capability of providing the following benefits:

  • Improvement of RF network quality through substantial C/I (carrier–to–interference ratio) gains,
  • Improved spectrum utilization for urban voice applications compared to traditional technology,
  • Fewer sites for both voice and data applications,
  • Extension of the GSM network’s viability many years further, and
  • Improvement of GPRS and EDGE coverage and data rates.

About AirNet
AirNet Communications Corporation is a leader in wireless base stations and other telecommunications equipment that allow service operators to cost-effectively and simultaneously offer high-speed wireless data and voice services to mobile subscribers. AirNet's patented broadband, software-defined AdaptaCell® SuperCapacity™ adaptive array base station solution provides a high-capacity base station with a software upgrade path to high-speed data. The Company's RapidCell™ base station provides government communications users with up to 96 voice and data channels in a compact, rapidly deployable design capable of processing multiple GSM protocols simultaneously. The Company's AirSite® Backhaul Free™ base station carries wireless voice and data signals back to the wireline network, eliminating the need for a physical backhaul link, thus reducing operating costs. AirNet has 68 patents issued or filed and has received the coveted World Award for Best Radio Access Product in 2006 and for Best Technical Innovation in 1998 from the GSM Association, representing over 400 operators around the world. More information about AirNet may be obtained by visiting the AirNet Web site at

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