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Aperto Networks and Allied Telesis Enter Into Strategic Alliance

Allied Uniquely Positioned to Sell Aperto’s WiMAX Gear, Launching the 2.5 GHz product in Japan  

Milpitas, Calif., (May 15, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced a strategic alliance with Allied Telesis to sell Aperto Networks’ carrier-grade PacketMAX™ solutions, starting with the 2.5 GHz product supply for the Japanese market.  

Upon frequency band approval, the partnership will enable Allied, a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions and a leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks over copper and fiber access infrastructures, to quickly enter the potentially burgeoning WiMAX market in Japan.  

“This is a compelling strategic partnering relationship for both companies,” said Hiroshi Mano, CTO of Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. “Allied has significant expertise in producing all-IP broadband access systems with a unique combination of value, reliability, management and security. The addition of Aperto’s robust, carrier-class WiMAX products will be a strong complement to Allied’s existing wireline and wireless solutions.”  

“We are excited about our alliance with Allied Telesis,” said Reza Ahy, Chairman and CEO of Aperto Networks. “Allied is a focused solutions provider with a strong presence in IP-based broadband access. Assuming the carriers secure the necessary frequency and regulatory approval for WiMAX, we expect Japan to become a significant market for both of our respective companies.”  

About Allied Telesis Holdings K.K.

Founded in 1987, Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. is a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks over copper and fiber access infrastructure. Our POTS-to-10G iMAP integrated Multiservice Access Platform and iMG intelligent Multiservice Gateways, in conjunction with advanced switching, routing and WDM-based transport solutions, enable public and private network operators and service providers of all sizes to deploy scalable, carrier-grade networks for the cost-effective delivery of packet-based voice, video and data services.

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.