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Aperto Networks Receives FCC Certification for 3.65 GHz WiMAX Solution

MILPITAS, CA (Oct 14, 2008) – Aperto® Networks, builder of the world's most versatile and cost-effective carrier-grade WiMAX Forum Certified™ base stations and subscriber units, announced today that its line of PacketMAX® subscriber units and base station radios have been certified for the 3.65 GHz band in the U.S. by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"Aperto has signed up over a dozen customers interested in deploying PacketMAX based WiMAX networks across the nation. They have been waiting for this announcement before launching commercial service," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. "This is the final step in offering a complete solution for the lightly-licensed 3.65 GHz band. It means that many service providers can now cost-effectively compete head-to-head with larger established operators and benefit from WiMAX technology."

With this newest announcement, Aperto's Fixed WiMAX solution now offers complete solutions for the 5.8 GHz, 5.4 GHz, 5.1 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 3.65 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 3.3 GHz bands. The FCC certified 3.65 GHZ solution includes PM5000 and PM3000 base stations and PM120/PM320 CPEs. Additionally, the company's Mobile WiMAX solution offers solutions for the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands. As a result, PacketMAX offers the widest frequency support in the WiMAX ecosystem globally.

"Strategic offerings like Aperto's 3.65 GHz PacketMAX solution are vital to regional service providers who want to leverage the benefits of WiMAX" said Emmy Johnson, Founder and Principal Analyst at Sky Light Research. "It is expensive to secure the protections that traditionally only come with fully licensed deployments. But with PacketMAX's reputation for QoS, link optimization, and redundancy, anyone can now affordably offer carrier-grade WiMAX broadband services."

Aperto's 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

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