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Aperto Networks' PacketMAX 4000 Named Finalist for Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Industry Choice Award

MILPITAS, CA (May 14, 2008) - Aperto® Networks, builder of the world's most advanced carrier-grade and cost-effective WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that its PacketMAX 4000 base station has been nominated for the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Industry Choice Award. The Industry Choice Award winner will be chosen by delegates attending the WiMAX World EMEA Conference and Expo, held at the International Congress Center Munich, May 19-21, 2008.

"We are delighted to be a finalist in this competition," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. "Aperto's tradition of delivering best of breed WiMAX solutions to the market continues with the PM4000. The combination of a versatile feature set, carrier-grade performance, and cost-effectiveness makes this multi-sector base station attractive to customers, ranging from tier-one operators to wireless ISPs."

The finalists for this award were selected by an independent judging panel that included: Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, Principal Analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, Lead Research Analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, Vice President of Enabling Technologies, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange Magazine and Trendsmedia, organizers of the competition. Voting will take place on the expo floor on May 20. The winner will be announced during a special presentation by Eliot Weinman, Conference Chairman and President of Trendsmedia, and Mike Saxby, Group Publisher of xchange.

"xchange congratulates the finalists in this contest," said Mike Saxby "The Industry Choice nominees are among the best and brightest in the field, showcasing the rapid advancement of WiMAX technology."

"We're excited about this prestigious and objective awards program, and the innovation represented by its nominees," added Eliot Weinman. 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.

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 www.apertonet.com.

About xchange

Founded in 1996, xchange is a monthly magazine for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange's readers. The publication has an online buyer's guide; a companion Web site, www.xchangemag.com; a weekly newsletter; and it hosts Webinars and publishes eBooks on special topics on a periodic basis.

About Trendsmedia

Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Trendsmedia's mission is to help their clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media, and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see www.trendsmedia.com.

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