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Largest Pakistani ISP SUPERNET Deploys Aperto Networks in Karachi   Milpitas, Calif. and Karachi,

Pakistan, (January 30, 2006) – Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX systems provider serving over 200 operators in 65 countries, announced today that SUPERNET Limited, the largest Data Network Operator and Internet Service Provider in Pakistan, has deployed its PacketWave broadband wireless systems in Karachi, and is in the process of deploying systems in Lahore and Islamabad as well. SUPERNET is owned by TeleCard Limited, Pakistan’s leading integrated telecommunications service provider.  

SUPERNET’s PacketWAVE-powered 3.5 GHz wireless network will be used to provide high-speed data connectivity for enterprises and banks, and to enhance SUPERNET’s service delivery across the major urban areas in Pakistan.  

“We invested a significant amount of time, energy and due diligence in our quest to secure the highest quality, and most flexible and feature-rich system available on the wireless broadband market”, said Mr. Fazal Hussain, Group CEO of Telecard Limited. “At the end of the process, Aperto’s PacketWAVE system was the hands down favorite in terms of quality of service, scalability, and functionality – attributes that are vital in delivering an excellent service and in keeping our customers satisfied. Aperto Networks has surpassed our expectations.“  

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Imran Malik, CEO SUPERNET said, “SUPERNET is committed to providing cutting edge data communications solutions and making international standards as local industry benchmarks. These are some of the major factors that have enabled us to become the leading service provider of solutions that effectively meet the business community's data and telecommunications requirements.”  

“We were delighted to have been selected by Pakistan’s leading telecom service providers and we commend the TeleCard/SUPERNET leadership team for their unbridled desire to introduce leading-edge technology to the Pakistani marketplace, and for their enthusiastic commitment to enhance their company’s scope of services to better serve their customer’s evolving needs, remarked Dr. Reza Ahy, chairman and CEO of Aperto Networks.  

About SUPERNET

SUPERNET Limited, a subsidiary of TeleCard Limited, is the largest private sector Data Network Operator in Pakistan. Founded in 1994, it provides internet access, Point-to-Point, and Point-to-Multipoint communication services using radio and satellite access and integration solutions.  

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world’s most advanced WiMAX 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-class 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 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.