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Nostracom Selects Aperto’s WiMAX Solution to Deliver Wireless Broadband in Spain

Partnership creates standards-based service for High Speed Internet across multiple regions

AUGUST 26, 2009 – GRANADA, SPAIN and MILPITAS, CA - Nostracom Telecommunications, the first national fixed wireless operator dedicated to IP-based solutions has selected Aperto Networks’ WiMAX solution for the deployment of high-speed Internet access and Voice over IP services covering the Andalusia provinces of Almeria, Granada, Jaen and Malaga.

Among the main advantages offered by this solution include broadband Internet access with real data rates in excess of 20Mb/s, resulting in faster download of Web pages, images, music and videos and the delivery of low cost Voice over IP services. Furthermore, the solution is based on a neutral model of service delivery that allows interoperability with any market operator that meets the WiMAX standards enabling multiple operators to provide services to clients simultaneously. Called “CARRIER TO CARRIER INFRASTRUCTURE,” any telecommunications operator can contract both transport services flow through secured Internet backbone network or Internet connections via broadband Network Access and then market independent services.

Antonio Tejada, General Director of Nostracom Telecommunications states, “To ensure a successful service we wanted to rely upon proven WiMAX technology to offer superior services to our residential and enterprise customers. Choosing Aperto Networks as our partner allows us to leverage their extensive experience and proven capabilities in delivering a low cost of implementation, greater coverage and a powerful high-speed connection for our partners and customers.”

The Aperto WiMAX solution, called PacketMAX, simplifies network deployment, lowers installation cost, and minimizes physical installation challenges by eliminating trenching and installation of fiber or copper. The solution also offers a powerful network management platform with advanced features for real-time monitoring and control of all network elements. Brian Deutsch, CEO of Aperto Networks, commented, “The innumerable technological benefits of Aperto’s solution and our more than 10 years of proven broadband experience have allowed our company to meet the multi-regional needs of Nostracom. The solution is flexible and extensible to accommodate future requirements that will arise for an operator such as Nostracom.” PacketMAX consists of high performance, carrier-class base stations and a broad family of cost-effective subscriber units. PacketMAX subscriber units are co-developed with and contract manufactured by Tranzeo Wireless Technologies (TSX:TZT).

Enrique Martínez de Velasco, Aperto Sales Director for Europe, further states “Aperto and our channel partner, Selesta Networks, are extremely excited to be chosen by Nostracom to deliver this network. Nostracom is a premier operator in Spain that has a great reputation and outstanding capabilities in delivering broadband data, voice and related services to both business and residential customers in the Spanish market.”

NOSTRACOM, APERTO AND SELESTA OPEN A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN WIMAX
The companies Nostracom Telecommunications, Aperto Networks, and Selesta Networks announced the launch of a Center of Excellence and Reference to enable interoperability testing between multiple WiMAX vendors and certification with Aperto’s Base Stations. This initiative will enable a broader range of services and choices for the customer.

About NOSTRACOM

Nostracom Telecommunications, an Andalusian company with headquarters in Granada and founded in 1999, was born with the objective of providing added value services to the entrepreneurial Spaniard sector in the internet business. Nostracom is one of the leading companies specializing in engineering projects, design, deployment and operation of wireless telecommunications environments. The company is present throughout the national territory and will strengthen its presence in the coming years. Among the most important projects for 2009 is the deployment of the largest Andalusian networks of telecommunications for the transport and access of data. http://www.nostracom.es

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps service providers worldwide profitably deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband services by building the world’s most advanced fixed and mobile WiMAX Forum Certified 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-grade 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 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 400 customers in 90 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit us at http://www.apertonet.com.

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