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Aperto Networks Announces New Executive as Vice President of Operations  

Milpitas, Calif., (September 15, 2004) – Aperto Networks, a leading 802.16 class broadband wireless access (BWA) systems provider, announced today the appointment of Allen Adolph as vice president of operations. Mr. Adolph is responsible for manufacturing operations and quality assurance activities, as well as the expansion and management of Aperto's global supply chain.  

"Allen's record of accomplishments in rapidly scaling up manufacturing and directing high-quality volume production is a great fit for the expansive growth phase we have entered," said Dr. Reza Ahy, Aperto's Chairman and CEO. "He has strong experience in the fast-track introduction of carrier-grade networking infrastructure products, management of global contract manufacturing relationships, rapid deployment of business systems and implementation of quality systems certified to the ISO Quality Standard."  

Prior to joining Aperto Networks, Mr. Adolph was vice president of operations for a division of ARRIS, a leading provider of broadband network system products, where among other accomplishments, he established an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) partnership in India to both design and manufacture a family of cost effective optical access products. Allen has also held vice president of operations positions at networking start-up companies Adaptive and Whitetree, was co-founder of Atmosphere Networks, and held senior management positions at N.E.T. and Dataproducts Corporation.  

"Aperto's PacketWave solutions have established a solid foundation and great momentum with deployments in over 50 countries, underscoring Aperto's leadership in meeting current BWA market demand and the upcoming WiMAXT Forum-certified products," said Allen Adolph. "I have joined Aperto to focus on scaling our current supply chain and quality processes to meet the rapidly growing global demand for high quality, cost effective product solutions."

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks is a leader in 802.16-class multiservice broadband wireless access systems for global markets. The company was founded to provide breakthrough solutions to the bottleneck in last-mile broadband access, and 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. Its PacketWave® system is a family of base stations, subscriber units, radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint deployment. PacketWave’s scalability and patented technologies support new wireless builds and complement wireline broadband access networks. Aperto is already deployed in 50 countries, meeting service provider needs for installation ease, IP-rich network functionality, cost effectiveness, rapid provisioning and interference resilience. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.