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Aperto Networks Highlights Growth and Expansion in India

Leading WiMAX Vendor Announces Indian Development Center in Bangalore  

Milpitas, Calif. and Bangalore, India, (March 17, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today the establishment of an Aperto WiMAX Development Center in Bangalore, India, for the purpose of accelerating the engineering development and deployment of Aperto’s WiMAX Forum Certified and WiMAX-class products.  

“We are pleased to announce the expansion of our presence, business achievements, and plans in India,” said Reza Ahy, chairman and CEO for Aperto Networks. “Aperto is committed to the Indian market which has the potential to be one of the largest WiMAX market in the world, and we are investing accordingly.”  

Aperto established its India development center in Bangalore to take advantage of the highly skilled and cost effective technical resources. Aperto specifically chose Bangalore because of the talented pool of experienced engineers in the wireless field.  

“Aperto has experienced unprecedented growth in the deployment of our WiMAX products in India,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances. “We feel honored to have won the trust of some of India’s leading telecommunications service providers in selecting Aperto to be their technology partner and to be among the first in the world to deploy leading-edge WiMAX Forum Certified™ technology.”  

To provide best-in-class service and support to our customers in India, Aperto has embarked on a four-pronged strategy:  

    • Hiring a team of sales, sales engineering, and customer support personnel in Delhi and Mumbai
    • Aligning with major telecom system integration partners with nationwide presence
    • Establishing an Aperto WiMAX Development Center to accelerate delivery of our WiMAX solutions for the global markets
    • Setting up an India distribution hub for storage and on-time delivery of products with short lead times

  With today’s announcement, Aperto has accomplished the first three objectives. Aperto’s India distribution hub is in the process of being setup and will be announced shortly.

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.