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CSM Expands Deployment of Aperto Networks WiMAX Gear in National Rollout Across Indonesia

Deployments to Transition From WiMAX-Class To WiMAX Forum Certified™ Equipment

Milpitas, Calif. and Jakarta, Indonesia, (March 13, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, and PT. Citra Sari Makmur (CSM), one of Indonesia’s largest telecommunications operators, announced today that CSM is expanding its existing deployment of Aperto’s WiMAX-class multi-service broadband wireless systems to cover a wider area across Indonesia.  

The deployment will take place in stages and will transition from CSM’s currently installed base of Aperto’s WiMAX-class PacketWAVE™ family of equipment to Aperto’s WiMAX Forum Certified™ PacketMAX™ family of products.  

“CSM evaluated several different technologies and suppliers before selecting Aperto as our wireless partner,” said Agus Buntaran, CTO of CSM. “We feel privileged that CSM will be among the world’s first deployments of WiMAX Forum Certified™ equipment. The deployment of this cutting-edge technology is another “first” for CSM, and it is an appropriate addition to our growing list of achievements.”  

CSM uses Aperto’s gear to provide professional-grade broadband wireless services to Indonesia’s financial services and banking sector, supporting legacy frame relay applications, as well as offering VPN, Internet access, leased line and telephony services. CSM also uses Aperto’s platform to provide data, voice and multimedia services to hotels, enterprises, and high-end residential customers across various cities in Indonesia.  

“We consider CSM to be among the world’s most progressive and forward-thinking telecom service providers,” said Reza Ahy, chairman and CEO of Aperto Networks. “WiMAX is ideally suited for Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, spanning over 17,000 islands. CSM recognized this and was an early proponent of WiMAX. Now CSM, and their customers, are poised to reap the rewards of WiMAX.”  

“Emerging economies like Indonesia can realize tremendous economic benefits from WiMAX. Aperto’s carrier-grade WiMAX Forum certified solutions can help deliver multi-tiered broadband services to end users of all types in a cost effective manner helping reduce the digital divide and promoting economic growth. CSM is clearly taking the lead in this endeavor,” said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances of Aperto Networks.  

About CSM

PT. Citra Sari Makmur (“CSM”), founded in 1987, is one of the largest telecommunications operators in Indonesia, offering domestic and international broadband data, multimedia, satellite, wireless, VSAT and terrestrial network services on a nationwide basis. It holds licenses in the 2.5 GHz, 3.5 and 5GHz bands, connecting the distance – anytime, anywhere, with any content. For more information about CSM, go to www.csmcom.com.

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.