For Immediate Release
October 22, 2001

AirNet Communications Announces a
New Customer and $1M Award for GSM Infrastructure

Melbourne, FL, October 22, 2001 - AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the software-defined radio technology leader for wireless systems, announced that a new US based customer has placed a $1M order for GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Base Station Subsystem products.  This customer is the latest to discover the AirNet advantage and will install AdaptaCell™ broadband, software-defined base stations, and AirSite® Backhaul Free™ base stations.  As a result of this initial order, this customer will be able to rapidly deploy voice services in their coverage area while benefiting from the capability to upgrade the system to meet high speed data demands - all without replacing hardware.

"This US based carrier is the latest customer to recognize the incredible versatility and scalability of our Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology,”  noted Glenn Ehley, president and CEO, AirNet Communications Corp.  “They evaluated several offerings from other vendors but only AirNet provided them with the most cost effective coverage solution.”

The AirNet AdaptaCell is a broadband, software-defined solution that enables wireless operators to easily migrate to GPRS and EDGE using their existing AirNet base stations by simply upgrading software.  Such upgrades can be performed remotely from a network control center, dramatically reducing the cost and time of deploying the solution.

Due to competitive business concerns, this customer has specifically requested that AirNet refrain from disclosing their identity other than the fact that they are a US based carrier.

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 Internet and voice services to mobile subscribers.  AirNet's patented broadband, software-defined AdaptaCell base station solution provides a high capacity base station with a software upgrade path to the wireless Internet.  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 69 patents issued or pending 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 calling 321.984.1990, or by visiting the AirNet Web site at www.airnetcom.com.

For More Information:

Stuart P. Dawley
Investment Relations Officer
+1 321-953-6780
sdawley@airnetcom.com

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical information are forward-looking statements that relate to future events or our future financial performance, including statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates, intentions or strategies for the future. Forward looking statements include statements regarding the transition and evolution to high-speed data and wireless Internet services, future sales to customers and customer deployment plans. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to AirNet Communications Corporation as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our limited customer base may cause cash flow issues, competitive pressures may reduce gross margins, we may not be able to support developing wireless standards and protocols, we may not be able to develop new products and features, and credit risks from financed customers may hurt our results or require us to raise additional capital. These and other risks are discussed in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.

AirNet® and AirSite® are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The stylized AirNet mark, AdaptaCell™, Super Capacity™, Backhaul Free™, and We're Ready for Anything™ are trademarks of AirNet Communications Corporation. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.


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