Aperto Networks Appoints Vice President of Marketing & Alliances to Extend WiMAX Market Leadership  

Milpitas, Calif., (August 8, 2005) – Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX systems provider, announced today that Manish Gupta has been appointed as vice president of marketing and alliances. A seasoned executive with an extensive track record in corporate strategy, marketing and business development spanning multiple segments of the communications industry, Mr. Gupta will lead all marketing functions including product management, product marketing, marketing strategy, public relations, and marketing communications. He will also drive Aperto's partnerships in the evolving WiMAX ecosystem.  

“This is an exciting time to be part of Aperto’s leadership team, as WiMAX-certified systems begin moving toward global deployment,” said Dr. Reza Ahy, president of Aperto Networks. “Manish is an excellent complement to our executive team and will help accelerate Aperto’s momentum in the marketplace. His charter of establishing world-class marketing and extensive experience in building large ecosystems will be instrumental for our success with WiMAX customers and partners.”  

“Aperto’s longstanding industry prominence and technical superiority in WiMAX-class and now WiMAX solutions positions us well to become the definitive leader in the fast growing WiMAX market,” said Mr. Gupta. “I look forward to applying my experience and knowledge as the industry hits its next inflection point and Aperto imprints its leadership stamp on the WiMAX ecosystem.”  

Mr. Gupta’s leadership experience spans the communication and media segments of mobile network infrastructure, DSL, VoIP, e-commerce, webcasting, interactive television, and satellite communications. He has held global executive level positions in marketing, business development, and sales with Megisto Systems - serving mobile operators, Jetstream Communications - serving DSL operators, Cyberstar, a satellite data services company, Apple Computer, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Gupta received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks is a leader in WiMAX systems selling to the global markets. 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. Its PacketMAX and PacketWave® systems consist of a family of base stations, subscriber units, radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-multipoint and point-to-point deployment. The scalability and patented technologies in these systems support new wireless builds and complement wireline broadband access networks. Aperto is deployed in over 65 countries, meeting service provider needs for installation ease, IP-rich network functionality, cost effectiveness, rapid provisioning and interference resilience. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to