US Wireless and Aperto Networks Announce Broad Deployment of PacketWave® Systems, Plans for PacketMAX™

Visionary carrier emphasizes WiMAX-class functionality, ’best-in-class scalable capacity and QoS’  

Supercomm 2005, Chicago, Ill, (June 7, 2005) – Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX-class broadband multiservice wireless systems provider, and US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL), which owns and operates one of the nation’s largest broadband wireless networks, today announced that the carrier has begun deployment of Aperto 5.8 GHz WiMAX-class PacketWave systems within its 3000 square-mile network. US Wireless is installing Aperto systems for its broadband wireless solutions delivered to corporate customers, government agencies and university campuses. The company also plans to leverage Aperto systems in its Wi-Fi backhaul network throughout the US Wireless 11-state footprint.  

Already one of the most rapidly growing regional broadband providers in North America, this year US Wireless became a major national carrier by virtue of an aggressive acquisition track. The company has also augmented its strength in broadband wireless connectivity through a growing suite of Broadband Solutions including secure VPNs and municipal networks, VoIP, wireless video traffic systems, wireless homeland security networks and ’instant desktop’ networking. As part of these scope and functionality expansions, US Wireless established mandatory requirements for high scalability of bandwidth throughout its network, and the best Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities in the industry.  

“Aperto is a key partner for us, and we are well aligned with what we see on the company’s roadmap,” emphasized US Wireless Executive Chairman Jai Bhagat. “We are very impressed with their technology, and confident that Aperto’s unified 2.5/3.5/5.8 GHz architecture will serve us very effectively in the future. Finally, as we continue to move into new broadband applications such as online hand held gaming and broadband video services, the performance bar will be raised again and our partnership with Aperto will enable us to scale in capacity, quality and cost-effectiveness.”  

“The leaders at US Wireless have tremendous vision and a strong commitment to collaborate on key aspects of multi-service delivery,” stated Aperto Networks CEO Dr. Reza Ahy. “The company’s history in wireless service delivery enables US Wireless to envision market trends, and to develop a high-value, differentiated offering to meet its customers’ needs - in concert with strategic partners like Aperto. US Wireless is a key player and powerful influencer in the broadband wireless services landscape.”  

“We’ve set and delivered on a clear course of differentiation -- an unbeatable value proposition in wireless broadband,” added US Wireless CTO Thomas (Jamie) Busic. “Firstly, our flagship broadband connectivity services deliver synchronous Internet speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 45 Mbps at 60 - 70% of the cost of any wired alternative while delivering superior performance and high-reliability. Secondly, our suite of Broadband Solutions, including VoIP, municipal Wi-Fi networks, and broadband video surveillance and security, deliver the same benefits and value proposition to our customers. Delivering the quality of service required of these Broadband Solutions required us to revisit our technology partnerships to ensure we had the optimal network solution.”  

“Aperto Networks’ superior PacketWave and PacketMAX™ technology and progressive WiMAX roadmap were exactly what we needed to meet our evolving needs,” Busic continued. “We are one of the few carriers delivering these Broadband applications with wireless ’last mile.’ Aperto provides us very high confidence in the delivery of extremely high reliability, best-in-class scalable capacity and quality of service (QoS). The PacketWave IP-rich features perform as promised, and the remote management capabilities provide the customer control and instant bandwidth provisioning so critical to our applications.”  

In a separate release today, Aperto Networks announced the debut of its WiMAX product portfolio, named the PacketMAX suite, as well as a press conference unveiling PacketMAX and the company’s prospective PacketMAX trial customers, including US Wireless, TowerStream, Iberbanda and Enertel.  

About Aperto Networks

Aperto® Networks is a global leader in WiMAX multiservice broadband wireless access systems, fulfilling the potential of WiMAX through its newly launched PacketMAX™product portfolio. These powerful systems will be in the first wave to be certified in mid-2005 by the WiMAX Forum’s CETECOM Test Labs in Spain, and in multiple operators’ market trials by end of 2005.  

Aperto WiMAX-class systems have been deployed in over 200 operator networks and 60 countries for business and consumer multiservice access, high-performance backhaul and fixed/mobile overlay infrastructures. Aperto’s foundational architecture, including best-in-class Quality of Service and OptimaLink per-user link optimization software, powers its newest generation of PacketMAX systems as well as its classic PacketWave® solutions. The company delivers end-to-end solutions comprised of modular multi-sector base stations, minimal-install subscriber units, radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.3 - 3.8 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-multipoint and point-to-point deployments. Aperto Networks is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d and the ETSI-BRAN standards. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to  

About US Wireless Online, Inc.

US Wireless Online owns and operates one of the nation’s largest wireless Internet broadband networks with a coverage area of approximately 3,000 square miles in an eleven state area including Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The Company provides wireless Internet access, VoIP telephony, and related applications and services in the rapidly growing wireless broadband industry. US Wireless Online is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where it also owns and operates a carrier-grade network operations center (NOC). More information can be found at  

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