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APERTO PACKETMAX 5000 & PACKETMAX 100 NAMED INFOVISION AWARD FINALISTS BY IEC FOR 2006  

MILPITAS, CA, (April 30, 2007) – Aperto® Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced that its PacketMAX™ 5000 base station and PacketMAX 100 subscriber units were named finalists in the annual InfoVision award competition, sponsored by International Engineering Consortium (IEC). Both products are competing in the Wireless Broadband category. Winners will be announced at Broadband World Forum Asia on June 6 in Beijing, China.  

“We are exceptionally proud that not one, but two of Aperto’s WiMAX Forum Certified products have been honored by the IEC,” said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances at Aperto. “It is a sign that Aperto’s industry-leading WiMAX technology is increasingly being recognized as the world standard for robust, affordable wireless broadband networking.”
 
The InfoVision Awards program recognizes technologies, applications, products, advances, and services deployed in the Asia-Pacific region judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the telecommunications industry and consumers globally. Finalists were judged according the following criteria:
 

  • Value of service or technology in solving recognized technology problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and performance, and/or enhancing customer service
  • Overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement
  • Originality and vision
  • Potential contribution toward positive industry growth and service
  • Market success/acceptance (where applicable)
  • Contribution to end-user quality of experience and service efficiency

 
IEC Vice President of Conference Development Tom Costello commented, “The IEC’s InfoVision Awards program gives tribute to the paramount broadband innovations in deployment today in the Asia-Pacific region. We are pleased to recognize these products and companies, which should be appreciated for their incredible contribution to the industry.”
 
The PacketMAX family of products delivers the critical elements required to extend wireless broadband services to a wide range of users—ranging from governments, large enterprises and public-sector organizations to multi-tenet buildings and residences—using a single, standards-based platform. The company’s flagship product, the PacketMAX 5000 base station, is also the only carrier-grade base station that can support and operate both the IEEE802.16-2004 and IEEE802.16-2005 WiMAX standards simultaneously.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps service providers worldwide profitably deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband services by building the world’s most advanced fixed and mobile WiMAX Forum Certified 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 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 400 customers in 90 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit us at www.apertonet.com.

About the IEC

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.

In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free on-line educational program.
 
The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have a substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.
 
More than 70 leading universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. For more information, visit www.iec.org.
 
“Aperto Networks” is a registered trademark of Aperto Networks. The Aperto Logo and “PacketMAX” are trademarks of Aperto Networks. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.