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IntroWeb Deploys Aperto Networks’ PacketWave® Systems For Enterprise Broadband Wireless Applications across Northern Holland

Dutch ISP uses licensed 2.6 GHz systems to provide best-in-class wireless connectivity for VoIP, VPNs  

Milpitas, Calif. and Hengelo, Holland, (June 27, 2005) – IntroWeb, a growing ISP (Internet Service Provider) and applications integrator in Northeast Holland, has deployed PacketWave systems from Aperto Networks to transition its SkyAccess Office services from the unlicensed 2.4 GHz to the licensed 2.6 GHz frequency band. IntroWeb will also leverage Aperto’s unique OptimaLink® functionality to enhance wireless performance for applications such as VoIP and VPNs throughout its service territory.  

“PacketWave has been proven as the best performer in reliability, speed and latency,” described Arwin van Garderen, CEO of IntroWeb. “Our enterprise customers demand a range of applications, including VPNs, Voice over IP, streaming media and disaster recovery. For these customers in particular, we must have service levels that rival wireline E-1, especially in terms of reliability. Aperto’s PacketWave equipment passed our tests with flying colors.”  

IntroWeb was founded in 1995 as an outgrowth of the successful IT integration company IntroCom, launched in 1983. Its initial high-speed access subscriber base was served exclusively via unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency. IntroWeb currently has a redundant backbone network dual-homed to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), and offers broadband wireless as well as high speed and broadband wireline (ISDN, Cable, ADSL, E-1) services and applications for residential and enterprise subscribers. It is migrating its residential and business wireless base entirely to the licensed 2.6 GHz frequency band.  

“IntroWeb is a significant player on the Northern European broadband scene,” said Reza Ahy, CEO of Aperto Networks. “The company has strong technical competencies in the applications it offers, and its value proposition fits well with the IP-rich functionality of Aperto’s systems. IntroWeb is aggressively driving to make wireless broadband ubiquitously available and affordable in many metropolitan areas.”  

“IntroWeb also has a very pragmatic set of expectations for WiMAX certification,” Dr. Ahy continued. “The company looks to it as a driver of cost-effectiveness, but even more as a catalyst for interoperability. Aperto has been a leader in facilitating multi-vendor interoperability, and as we ship to CETECOM Labs for WiMAX certification, we will extend our prominence in multi-vendor interworking, for the benefit of IntroWeb and other progressive carriers.”  

About IntroWeb

IntroWeb is a full-service Internet Provider in the (Business-to-Business) Internet market. IntroWeb delivers the technical infrastructure for Internet Access (ISDN, Cable, ADSL and Wireless connections), Hosting (NT, Unix) and other related services (domain registration, E-commerce and online payment solutions). With about 55 employees, we are a flexible organization which can offer high quality products and services and support. For more information, visit www.introweb.nl.  

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 operator’ market trials by the 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 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 www.apertonet.com.