For Immediate Release
May 20, 2003

AIRNET RECEIVES $1.5M IN PURCHASE ORDERS

Melbourne, FL, May 20, 2003 - AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in base station products for wireless communications, today announced that it has received purchase orders totaling approximately $1.5M. AirNet has intentionally withheld customer and market information at the specific request of each customer. Revenue from these orders is expected to be recognized in the second quarter of this year.

"We have been cultivating these orders for several months," said Glenn Ehley, President and CEO for AirNet Communications Corporation. "Both of these customers are enthusiastic about AirNet's products and capabilities, and I believe there is an opportunity for expansion purchases over the next two quarters."

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 base station solution provides a high capacity base station with a software upgrade path to wireless 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. 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:

AirNet Contact:
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 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 lengthy and variable sales cycle; intense competition; inability to develop or deliver timely new features, products and technology; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; in the absence of additional capital or without sufficient new sales, we may not be able to continue to operate as a going concern; our inability to support changing wireless standards; and product performance may vary based upon market conditions. 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, 2002.

AirNet®, AdaptaCell® and AirSite® are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The stylized AirNet mark, SuperCapacity™, TripCap™, Backhaul Free™, and We're Ready for Anything™ are trademarks of AirNet. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.


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