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Aperto Brings WiMAX to Turkey

Turbonet Trialing Aperto Networks WiMAX Gear in Istanbul  

ISTANBUL, Turkey, (June 27, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that Turbonet, a leading Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Turkey, has deployed Aperto Networks' PacketWave WiMAX-class broadband wireless solution for a trial in Istanbul.  

Turbonet, a WiMAX Forum member, has been awarded a test license from Turkey's regulatory authorities, and is field testing Aperto's end-to-end 3.5 GHz WiMAX-class solution, which includes an array of base stations, subscriber equipment, and an element management system. Aperto is also providing technical support in the execution of the trial.  

“Aperto Networks’ carrier-grade, multiple-sector WiMAX equipment is recognized around the world for embodying and delivering the WiMAX industry’s most robust QoS and networking features,” said Gokhan Ayaydin, CEO of Turbonet. “This was a primary reason for why we chose to trial Aperto's gear.”  

“Istanbul, with 10 million residents and unique geographical and structural challenges, is a world-class metropolitan area that is perfectly suited to be efficiently and effectively served by wireless ISPs,” said Mike Pratt, president and CEO of Aperto Networks. “We are excited to be working with Turbonet, one of the country's leading WISP’s, and we look forward to a positive outcome and a mutually beneficial working relationship.”  

Turkey boasts the 13th largest telecom market in the world and the 5th largest in Europe. With the recent liberalization of the fixed market, the privatization of the incumbent and further developments to come in the near future, the country’s telecom revenue is forecasted to reach US$23.8 billion at the end of 2010.  

About Turbonet

Turbonet of Istanbul, Turkey, is a leading Wireless Internet Service Provider developing broadband fixed wireless access solutions to deliver wireless broadband connectivity to business customers. It is building next generation metropolitan wireless broadband networks in key SME and SOHO markets throughout Turkey that are based on completely independent infrastructure. Turbonet is a member of the WiMAX Forum and WCA. Visit: www.turbo.net.tr.  

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 802.16a/d and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. Visit: www.apertonet.com.