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Aperto’s PacketMAX CPE Family Achieves WiMAX Forum Certification

Entire PacketMAX™ WiMAX Solution – Base Stations and Subscriber Units – WiMAX Forum Certified™  

MILPITAS, Calif., (July 17, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that its PacketMAX™ family of CPEs (customer premise equipment) has achieved WiMAX Forum™ certification.  

Aperto’s PacketMAX 100 and PacketMAX 300 series of subscriber units operating at 3.5 GHz will now be adorned with the coveted WiMAX Forum Certified™ logo signifying that the equipment is interoperable and compliant with the WiMAX Forum’s certification guidelines based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN standards. Aperto’s industry leading carrier-class PacketMAX 5000 base station was one of the first to receive WiMAX Forum certification earlier this year.  

“The certification of Aperto’s PacketMAX family of subscriber units is another significant milestone for Aperto and underscores Aperto’s unyielding commitment to our service provider customers who understand and appreciate the value and importance of the WiMAX Forum’s certification regime,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances for Aperto Networks. “Our customers can have assurance and confidence that Aperto’s end-to-end, carrier-grade WiMAX solution is fully certified.”  

The newly certified PacketMAX 100 and the PacketMAX 300 CPEs incorporate the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 wireless modem, which was specifically designed to support the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. These CPEs give service providers flexibility in serving residential as well as enterprise customers with best in class QoS features and service parameters.  

“Aperto has utilized its broadband wireless expertise to build very versatile WiMAX base stations and subscriber units,” said Yung Hahn, general manager of the WiMAX product division at Intel. “We offer our congratulations to the Aperto team in securing WiMAX Forum certification for its CPEs based on Intel silicon.”  

Certification means that a WiMAX device complies with the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN standards based on 100 percent success in a series of authorized WiMAX Forum tests covering protocol conformance, radio conformance, and device interoperability. The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The Forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of standard broadband devices into the market with fully interoperable WiMAX Forum Certified™ products supporting metropolitan area fixed, portable and mobile broadband applications.  

“As a WiMAX Forum founding member and a key contributor to the 802.16 standard, Aperto Networks was an influential leader and a contributor in moving WiMAX certification efforts forward,” said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum. “We are pleased with Aperto’s commitment and its achievement of certifying its entire PacketMAX family of products.”  

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.   WiMAX Forum and WiMAX Forum Certified are trademarks of WiMAX Forum.