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Wight Cable Selects Aperto's PacketMAX for Expansion of Current Deployment on Isle of Wight  

Isle of Wight, UK, (December 11, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world's most advanced WiMAX Forum Certified™ base stations and subscriber units, today announced that Wight cable 2005 Ltd., the sole provider of telephone, broadband and cable TV services on the Isle of Wight, has launched a package of new wireless broadband services using Aperto Networks 5.8 GHz equipment.  

Expansion of the initial deployment will be done using Aperto's PacketMAX™ gear. PacketMAX is Aperto's industry-leading dual fixed and Mobile WiMAX solution architecture based on the IEEE 802.16d-2004 and IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMAX standards.  

Marketed to its business and residential customers under the Wight Wireless brand, the service offering includes internet access with unlimited downloads, as well as local and national VoIP telephone service. It is currently available in East Cowes, Highview Estate, Westbury Homes, and Cowes, but will expand to other parts of the island in the coming months.  

“We are constantly looking at new technologies and new ways that enable us to provide improved or enhanced services to our customers,” said Ian Renshaw, CEO, Wight Cable.

“Aperto's industry-leading WiMAX platform gives us the ability to cost effectively extend our network, expand our product offerings, and attract new customers.”   “Aperto's highly scaleable WiMAX solutions are perfectly suited to overcome the topographical challenges of the Isle of Wight and to reach heretofore isolated and untapped markets,” said Mike Pratt, President and CEO of Aperto Networks. “We are delighted to be working with the visionary management team at Wight Cable and look forward to reveling in their success.”  

About Wight Cable

Wight Cable (www.wightcable.com) is the sole provider of telephone, broadband and cable TV services on the Isle of Wight. Wight Cable is embarking upon an expansion program that will extend their network covering from 14,000 to 50,000 of the 60,000 premises on the island.  

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/e 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. PacketMAX is a trademark of Aperto Networks.