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Aperto Networks and EDX Wireless Partner to Offer Advanced Solutions for WiMAX Network Planning

Partnering Relationship Latest in Series of Aperto Solutions Ecosystem Announcements

Milpitas, Calif., (April 26, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today a marketing relationship with EDX Wireless to offer a network planning tool to WiMAX service providers to help them design, deploy, and optimize their WiMAX networks.  

EDX Wireless’ premiere planning tool, EDX SignalPro®, is an advanced, comprehensive, and flexible software package with specialized modules and customizable features that can be individually tailored to meet a WiMAX service provider’s specific needs.  

The partnership, which includes co-marketing, training, and product integration, strengthens Aperto’s relationships with its customers by enhancing Aperto’s in-house network-planning service. Under the relationship, Aperto will broaden its use of SignalPro for its in-house network planning and continue to endorse its use by network planning professionals and WiMAX carriers.  

“Our partnership with EDX Wireless is the latest in a series of WiMAX ecosystem announcements,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances for Aperto Networks. “These relationships showcase Aperto’s leadership within the WiMAX ecosystem and are a growing testament to its comprehensive approach for providing products, tools and support to its large customer base globally.”  

”We are enthusiastic with the inclusion of Aperto in our Vendor Partner Program. This announcement portends the powerful suite of solutions that will be delivered to our mutual customers through the integration of EDX SignalPro® with Aperto’s PacketMAX™ system.” said EDX Wireless’ CEO Paul Rathgeb.  

Aperto engineers have been using EDX SignalPro for wireless network planning purposes in conjunction with Aperto Networks’ WiMAX class PacketWAVE™ equipment and will now be using the equipment in conjunction with the rollout of Aperto’s PacketMAX™ enabled networks.  

With Aperto system parameters loaded into SignalPro, the tool is an intuitive and accurate predictor of how PacketWAVE and PacketMAX networks will perform in various RF conditions.  

About EDX Wireless LLC

EDX network design tools are some of the most widely used engineering software products for designing wireless communications networks, including wireless broadband, WiMAX, WiFi, public safety, cellular/PCS, and mobile radio of all types. This technically sophisticated suite of tools is the result of over 20 years of development effort, including the pioneering of some of the most important innovations in propagation modeling such as ray–tracing and other site-specific physical modeling techniques. These highly accurate propagation and planning tools have been used in more than 55 countries worldwide, for the successful design and deployment of wireless networks. www.edx.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.