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APERTO NETWORKS WINS "PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" AWARD

Internet Telephony Magazine Honors WiMAX Forum Certified PacketMAX 5000 Base Station  

MILPITAS, Calif., (January 16, 2007) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world's most advanced WiMAX Forum Certified™ base stations and subscriber units, announced today that Internet Telephony magazine has named Aperto's industry-leading PacketMAX™ 5000 base station a 2006 Product of the Year Award winner.  

Internet Telephony, published by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), is the premier publication in the rapidly growing VoIP/IP telephony industry. The editors of Internet Telephony judged companies and their leading-edge products using a set of criteria that included vision, leadership and attention to detail.  

"We are delighted that Aperto's PacketMAX 5000 has been honored with yet another industry award," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing & alliances, for Aperto Networks. "It is a fitting tribute given that the PacketMAX 5000 is – hands down – the industry's highest density, highest capacity, and highest performing base station."  

"The Product of the Year awards exemplifies the best that this industry has to offer. The companies earning this distinction have demonstrated a commitment to quality and the further development of the IP telephony industry through their contributions. These winners deserve this great honor, and I look forward to seeing other innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of VoIP and IP telephony," stated TMC Editorial Director Greg Galitzine.

Designed for simultaneous delivery of multi-tiered data, voice and video, Aperto's PacketMAX 5000 base station leverages industry-leading Quality of Service capabilities, multiple-service flows per subscriber, and intelligent traffic classification

features that were pioneered by Aperto. These capabilities enable better service differentiation and SLA compliance.   "These companies have proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. We're proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of Internet Telephony magazine.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-class WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d/e and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. Visit: www.apertonet.com.  

WiMAX Forum and WiMAX Forum Certified are trademarks of WiMAX Forum. PacketMAX and WaveCenter are trademarks of Aperto Networks.