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Aperto Networks Introduces Indoor Self-Install WiMAX Subscriber Equipment  

Milpitas, Calif., (October 26, 2005) – Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX systems provider serving over 200 operators in 65 countries, announced today the availability in the first quarter of 2006 of its indoor, self-install WiMAX broadband wireless products for consumers.  

Aperto Network’ intuitive, simple-to-install WiMAX customer premise equipment (CPE) feature the latest advancements in chip, radio, and antenna technologies. The products will facilitate the broadband wireless access to consumers of a wide range of services, such as video, data and voice, including VOIP. It ushers in an era in which consumers will now have the choice of wireless broadband as a viable, affordable alternative to DSL or cable.  

“The introduction of Aperto Networks’ indoor, self-install consumer CPE products is an important milestone for Aperto Networks and underscores our commitment to our customers to be the first to market with the most proven, technically advanced WiMAX products,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances.  

The IEEE 802.16-2004 standards-compliant products, designed to allow simple self-installation and intuitive configuration management, will be marketed as the PM500 series product line, within Aperto Network’ PacketMAX™ product family.  

The PacketMAX product family combines Aperto’s field-proven technologies with cutting-edge enhancements to provide the industry’s most robust and feature-rich WiMAX-driven wireless broadband platform. In addition to a selection of indoor and outdoor subscriber equipment, the family includes carrier grade modular, stackable, and micro base stations and a comprehensive element management system. “Aperto Networks has shown themselves as strong contenders in bringing proven WiMAX class, high-speed wireless broadband Internet access to homes and businesses,” said Lindsay Schroth, an analyst for the Yankee Group.  

Aperto’s PacketMAX products are currently undergoing interoperability and conformance testing at Cetecom Labs, in Malaga, Spain, and are expected to be among the first products to be declared WiMAX Forum Certified™ before the end of 2005.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks, based in Milpitas, California, is a leader in WiMAX systems selling to 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 already 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 www.apertonet.com.