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Aperto Networks Selected for Community WiMAX Deployment in Poland

Aperto's Carrier-Grade PacketMAX Solution Will Wirelessly Connect 12 Villages in Community of Terespol

MILPITAS, CA (May 28, 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 carrier-grade PacketMAX solution is being deployed by the Community of Terespol in eastern Poland. The Community is using PacketMAX® to provide high-speed voice, data, and video services through an integrated WiMAX/WiFi municipal network. Biatel SA, a system integrator headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, is providing the engineering for the deployment, which is being expanded to all twelve villages that comprise the municipality.

"We have been very aggressive in adopting new technologies like WiMAX to improve our community," said Krzysztof Iwaniuk, Mayor of Terespol Community. "We now have the throughput and redundancy we need to support an integrated WiMAX/WiFi network with high quality of service (QoS), while reducing overall networking costs. Virtually all citizens and government workers will soon have efficient and reliable LAN-to-LAN access through our municipal network."

Terespol's WiMAX network operates in the 3.5 GHz band and consists of both PacketMAX 5000 and PacketMAX 3000 base stations, along with PacketMAX 100 and PacketMAX 300 subscriber units.

"This is an unique WiMAX deployment in Poland," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. "It underscores how PacketMAX can be used to cost-effectively deploy a WiMAX network while delivering a comprehensive set of services in a carrier grade environment."

"This deployment is an important proof point for Aperto's technology and our services team, " said Leszek Pruszynski, Deputy Director of Multimedia Access Development at Biatel SA. "The geography surrounding Terespol was difficult to master and required extensive RF planning, especially to avoid unnecessary interference with networks in the neighboring Republic of Belarus. The flexibility of PacketMAX in providing multi-sector support and management was crucial. Results have been amazing."

"WiMAX deployments are beginning to take off in Eastern Europe and Russia," said Caroline Gabriel, Research Director at Rethink Research. "Many government and municipalities, in addition to service providers, are discovering how they can affordably deploy high speed wireless data and voice networks if they use the right wireless technology. WiMAX Forum Certified products like PacketMAX help these organizations to leapfrog past the limitations of wireline deployments to quickly improve the lives of their citizens."

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-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

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