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SLT to Use Aperto’s WiMAX Solution to Network the South Asian Games

Aperto’s PacketMAX WiMAX Forum Certified Gear to Deliver Communications for Historic South Asian Games  

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (August 17, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) will be using Aperto’s WiMAX systems to network the upcoming 10th Annual South Asian Games in Sri Lanka.  

Since its decision to deploy Aperto’s PacketMAX™ system in March, SLT has been trialing WiMAX base stations and outdoor CPE for performance, reliability and throughput. In January, Aperto became the first systems vendor to offer certified WiMAX products for carriers. PacketMAX is suitable for today’s fixed WiMAX services, as well as upcoming nomadic, portable and mobile services.  

“Aperto has proven its ability to deliver complete WiMAX solutions capable of providing the reliable performance we need to operate in such a high profile event as the South Asian Games,” said Mr. Tilak De Silva, an executive from SLT. “We are very pleased with the PacketMAX test results. Our decision to deploy Aperto WiMAX solutions for the South Asian Games has been well validated.”  

During the 10th Annual South Asian Games, SLT’s Aperto powered wireless network will carry audio and video feeds from numerous venues throughout Sri Lanka, and will provide internet access, scores and event updates in real time. Given that many of the event venues are at remote sites, and that some are temporarily constructed, WiMAX offers the perfect solution for a rapidly deployable, low cost service.  

“We are very excited to extend our relationship with SLT, a premiere telecommunications operator and a very important customer and partner to Aperto”, said Manish Gupta, vice president marketing and alliances, Aperto Networks. “We have focused our products on the needs of carriers from the very beginning. SLT’s decision to deploy Aperto at the South Asian Games is a strong validation that Aperto’s WiMAX solutions can be counted on to deliver high performance in critical applications.”  

About SLT

Sri Lanka Telecom is one of the country’s most valuable blue-chip companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs. 30 billion. The group company has a customer base of over one million including multinational corporations, large and small corporations, retail and domestic customers. SLT’s services range from domestic and international voice, advance data transmission services which include internet services on leased lines, broadband [on ADSL] and dial up, data circuits, frame relay solutions, to IP based services such as IP-VPN, total solutions of combination of multiple services, satellite uplink services and mobile telephony through its fully owned subsidiary Mobitel. For more information, visit www.slt.lk.  

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. For more information, visit www.apertonet.com.