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BeotelNet Deploys Aperto Networks Broadband Wireless Gear in Belgrade, Serbia  

Belgrade, Serbia, (May 31, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that BeotelNet, a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Serbia, has deployed Aperto Networks’ WiMAX-class PacketWave broadband wireless equipment in Belgrade, Serbia.  

BeotelNet, a subsidiary of Telefonija, is actively using Aperto’s PacketWave point to multipoint broadband wireless system in the licensed 3.5 GHz spectrum. The network is providing full non-line-of-sight (NLOS) coverage across the entire Belgrade metropolitan area.  

“We vetted numerous WiMAX broadband wireless systems and we determined that Aperto Networks had the optimal licensed-band offering for our needs,” said Radivoje Milicevic, Executive Director of Internet Solutions for BeotelNet. “We were particularly impressed with the industry-leading QoS features inherent in Aperto’s gear, as well as scalability of the products.”  

“We are excited to be working with one of South East Europe’s most progressive and leading-edge wireless Internet service providers,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances for Aperto Networks. “BeotelNet should be applauded for its unyielding commitment to its customers in providing the highest quality service and performance.”  

“Our current network is based on Aperto’s proprietary WiMAX-class solutions,” said Milicevic. “As our wireless access network expands, we plan to deploy WiMAX Forum Certified equipment.”  

Some of Belgrade’s leading companies will be getting their voice and data communications services delivered using the new WiMAX class solution. These include NIS Energogas, Serbia’s leading transporter and distributor of natural gas and liquid petrol gas supplies; KMF Marbo, Serbia and Montenegro’s largest snack food producer; and IMLEK Belgrade, the largest dairy corporation in Yugoslavia.  

About BeotelNet

BeotelNet, a division of A.D. Telefonija, is one of the leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Serbia. Founded in February 1996, BeotelNet introduced the first international internet link in Serbia. The company offers a variety of communications services, such as wired and wireless Internet connection, ADSL service, modem connection and 042 and 041 services. Visit www.beotel.net.

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, visit www.apertonet.com.