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Aperto to Highlight WiMAX Technology at Moscow Broadband Conference

Aperto Executives to Deliver Key Presentations on Leading WiMAX solutions for Russia  

MOSCOW, Russia, (September 11, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that Mike Pratt, president and CEO of Aperto Networks will be a featured speaker at the Second International Symposium on Broadband Communications, taking place on 10-14 September 2006, at the Foresta Hotel in Moscow, Russia.  

Over 150 experts from around the world, from both academia and industry, are expected to attend the symposium, which is co-sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Integrated Information Systems at The University of Leeds.  

“Russia and the CIS are a substantial market for Aperto Networks, in part, because Aperto has fielded WiMAX equipment that has addressed the widest coverage of Russian spectrum,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks. “We have an exceptionally strong presence here through our local partners and five years of field experience (deployments ranging from Moscow to Siberia) with our wireless broadband product, which is now the basis of our PacketMAX™ WiMAX Forum Certified™ platform.”  

Aperto Networks recently announced that it had successfully shipped its WiMAX Forum Certified™ PacketMAX™ products to Avalcom, Aperto’s leading reseller and systems integrator in Russia.  

Aperto’s solution is in trials and pilot projects with several service providers in various regions of Russia. The trials are covering different end user and vertical market segments, from corporate to residential, to public safety and others. They cover a range of geographic areas, including dense metropolitan areas as well as areas where no cable or fiber infrastructure is available.  

“We are delighted to have Aperto Networks, the global leader in WiMAX technology and one of the first companies to have received certification from the WiMAX Forum, participate in the symposium,” said Professor Garik Markarian, director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems at the University of Leeds and the chairman of the symposium.  

The objective of the symposium is to advance the development of broadband communications systems through to the implementation, performance analysis and commercial evaluation of practical broadband communication systems and their components of various types.   Aperto executives will participate in the following ISBC ’06 sessions:  

  • Monday, September 11th, 11:45 – 12:10
    WiMAX Metro Area Networks
    Mike Pratt, President and CEO, Aperto Networks
  • Tuesday, September 12th, 8:30 – 9:00
    WiMAX Deployments in Central and Eastern Europe
    Dr. Rudiger Meisenburg, Sales Director, Eastern Europe and CIS, Aperto Networks

The telecommunication industry in Russia has been growing rapidly over past 10 years. There are more than 200 companies that provide broadband wireless access in the Russian market. There were a total of 65,000 BWA subscribers in 2005, including users of private networks.   According the research firm, Maravedis, the entire market of BWA equipment in Russia will reach $45-50 million in 2006 (from about $27 million in 2005) and $365 million by 2010. Maravedis projects an accumulated 867,000 subscribers by 2010 among residential and business users, with WiMAX subscribers representing one-third of the total.  

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.  

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