Aperto’s PacketMAX PM5000 WiMAX Base Station Named InfoVision Award Finalist

Aperto Chairs Panel of WiMAX CEOs at Broadband World Forum  

MILPITAS, Calif., (September 26, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that its carrier grade WiMAX Forum Certified™ base station, the PacketMAX 5000™ base station, has been selected as an InfoVision Awards finalist.  

Sponsored by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC), the InfoVision Award program recognizes technologies, applications, products, advances, and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the telecommunications industry.  

“We are delighted that the IEC has formally recognized the quality of innovation and technical superiority of Aperto’s industry leading PacketMAX 5000 modular base station,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing & alliances of Aperto Networks. "Having the PM5000 selected as the only WiMAX base station short-listed in the award category underscores Aperto’s commitment to forging and delivering the industry’s most advanced WiMAX products.”  

Designed for simultaneous delivery of multi-tiered data, voice and video, Aperto’s PacketMAX 5000 base station leverages industry-leading Quality of Service capabilities, multiple service flows per subscriber, and intelligent traffic classification features that were pioneered by Aperto. These capabilities enable better service differentiation and SLA compliance.  

Finalists were judged according the value of the service or technology in solving recognized technology problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and performance, and/or enhancing customer service; the overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement; originality and vision; potential contribution toward positive industry growth and service; market success/acceptance; and the contribution to end-user quality of experience and service efficiency.  

This year’s InfoVision Awards will be presented at the Broadband World Forum Europe in Paris in October.  

In separate, but related news, Mike Pratt, president and CEO of Aperto Networks, will be chairing a panel of WiMAX C-level officers of various service providers at the WiMAX Global ComForum, co-located with the Broadband World Forum Europe in Paris on Thursday, October 12, from 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m., entitled, "Where is WiMAX Going – A Discussion of WiMAX CEOs”.  

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 on Aperto Networks, go to