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Aperto Networks' PacketMAX 4000 Receives 2008 WiMAX Distinction Award From TMC

MILPITAS, CA (July30, 2008) – Aperto® Networks, builder of the world's most versatile carrier-grade and cost-effective WiMAX Forum® Certified base stations and subscriber units, today announced that the company's new PacketMAX 4000 Mobile WiMAX base station has received the 2008 WiMAX Distinction Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), an integrated global media company that closely follows the WiMAX market.

"This award is another proof-point of Aperto's innovation and the extended technology leadership of the PacketMAX solution," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances at Aperto. "PacketMAX 4000 is unique in the industry in its unprecedented versatility in such a small footprint. This IEEE 802.16e-2005 compliant base station is receiving extremely positive response from our customers and ecosystem partners."

By minimizing capital commitment per site, PacketMAX 4000 enables service providers to offer fixed, portable, and mobile broadband services and achieve profitability in a short period of time. At the same time, the system is highly scalable and can grow according to network coverage and capacity needs. It operates in wide array of 2.x GHz and 3.x GHz bands and supports multiple channel widths in compliance with the WiMAX Forum Wave-2 defined profiles. PacketMAX 4000 incorporates the carrier-grade features synonymous with the PacketMAX brand. It supports redundancy of all major subsystems including power, backhaul, and radios. PacketMAX 4000 plays a central role in enabling end-to-end Mobile WiMAX solutions that include best-of-breed subscriber units, base stations, ASN gateways, and CSN platforms-all pre-validated and pre-integrated to exploit the industry-leading features of PacketMAX.

"We are proud to introduce the WiMAX Distinction Award and honor companies who are successfully bringing WiMAX to market and providing their customers with exceptional solutions to help grow their business," stated Rich Tehrani, Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY. "My congratulations go out to all the winning companies for their achievements in the WiMAX community."

The 2008 WiMAX Distinction Awards have been granted to companies who were able to demonstrate a commitment to innovation in the WiMAX space. Based on case studies provided by entrants, winners were chosen by members of the TMC editorial staff based on exemplary products and services developed and deployed in the past year.

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-tenant 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.

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