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MILPITAS, CA & NEW DELHI, INDIA (January 23, 2008) - Aperto® Networks, builder of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced the appointment of Ruchir Godura as Vice President, Global Customer Service and South Asia Sales.

"We are very excited to have someone with Ruchir's talent join the Aperto team," said Mike Pratt, President & CEO of Aperto. "South Asia is a strategically important market for us. We already have many deployments under way in that region and Ruchir's experience in both sales and customer service will help us serve our customers even better."

Mr. Godura brings over 14 years of experience in the telecom industry to Aperto. Over his career in India and North America, he has managed sales, customer service, and product management for a variety of communication technologies including WiMAX, CDMA, DSL, Metro Ethernet and IPTV.

Most recently, Mr. Godura was CMO, Enterprise Services, at Bharti Airtel, India's largest GSM operator. Before Airtel, Mr. Godura helped establish the WIMAX business at Telsima as head of worldwide sales. Prior to that he spent nearly nine years with UTStarcom, setting up their global customer support services in New Jersey before moving to India to lead its South Asia operations.

Mr. Godura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Delaware.

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-grade 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