July 14, 2004
OF RONALD W. WHITE TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Melbourne, FL, July 14, 2004 - AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in broadband, software-defined base station products for wireless communications, announced today that Ronald W. White has been appointed to the Board of Directors. The company also announced that Hans Morris had resigned effective as of July 1, 2004.
Mr. White is a veteran of the telecommunications industry having been a director at NMS Communications (Nasdaq: NMSS) since 1988. From October 1997 until June 2002, he was a partner at Argo Global Capital, a venture capital fund focused on wireless technology. From 1983 until 2002, Mr. White was a partner at Advanced Technology Development Fund, a venture capital firm. Mr. White is also a director of several privately held companies.
Mr. White is well-known throughout the wireless telecommunications
industry, said Glenn Ehley, President & CEO of AirNet Communications.
He can help open many doors and will provide solid leadership
and guidance to the Board.
Mr. White stated, I have long been impressed by AirNet's broadband
SDR products and technology. The AirNet team has done a remarkable
job navigating the wireless winter over the last several years and
positioning the company with for growth with an outstanding product
Deloitte & Touche has agreed to assist the Company in effecting an efficient transition to BDO.
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 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. The Company's RapidCell base station provides government and military communications users with up to 96 voice and data channels in a compact, rapidly deployable design capable of processing multiple GSM protocols simultaneously. AirNet has 69 patents issued or filed and has received the coveted World Award for Best Technical Innovation 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 www.airnetcom.com.
AirNet Press & Investor Contacts
Stuart P. Dawley
Investor Relations Officer
Tel: +1 321-953-6780
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and changes in condition, significance, value and effect. Such risks
or uncertainties include the following: there can be no assurance
that the restructuring of the Board will be beneficial to the Company;
that sales of common stock by institutional shareholders may cause
volatility and adversely impact the market and price for the company's
common stock; and that the Company may not be able to continue to
operate as a going concern even after the consummation of, and payment
of the remaining installments due to the Company under the$16M senior
debt financing. These and other risks are detailed in reports and
documents filed by the Company with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. Such risks, uncertainties and changes in condition,
significance, value and effect, many of which are beyond the Company's
control, could cause the Company's actual results and other future
events to differ materially from those anticipated. The Company does
not, however, assume any obligation to update these forward-looking
statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes
in other factors affecting such forward-looking statements.
AdaptaCell® and AirSite® are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office. The stylized AirNet mark, Super Capacity,
TripCap, Backhaul Free and RapidCell are trademarks
of AirNet. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of
their respective holders.