This is the first of many significant wins we expect to announce this year in the 3.65 GHz band in the U.S.
Milpitas, CA (Vocus) June 17, 2008
Aperto® Networks, builder of the world’s most versatile carrier-grade and cost-effective WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today that has its industry-leading line of PacketMAX® base stations has been chosen by NextPhase Wireless (OTCBB:NPHS), a service provider based in Southern California, for a nationwide WiMAX network in the 3.65 GHz band.
"This is the first of many significant wins we expect to announce this year in the 3.65 GHz band in the U.S.," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. "With this lightly-licensed band, as well as the license-exempt 5.8 GHz band which we also support, operators are able to cost-effectively leverage the benefits of our versatile PacketMAX solution and deploy carrier-grade services to enterprise, SMB, and residential markets."
NextPhase will deploy a combination of the 12-sector PacketMAX 5000 macro base stations and single-sector PacketMAX 3000 micro base stations. Deployment will start in Orange County and then expand to the rest of Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego markets. Later, the deployment will go national with additional coverage in states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
"We evaluated many competitive products before settling on PacketMAX," said Mark Kociela, Vice President of Business Development with NextPhase. "PacketMAX has an impressive feature set including best-in-class QoS and the ability to scale beyond any other WiMAX base stations in the market. The test results exceeded our expectations for delivering differentiable voice and data services in the 3.65 GHz band. This platform also gives us the flexibility to roll out services in the 5.8 GHz band and that is a powerful option that we may use in the future."
In addition to supporting the 3.65 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands, PacketMAX also supports the 2.5 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.9 GHz bands. As a result, Aperto now offers WiMAX solutions for the widest range of licensed and licensed-exempt frequencies in the world.
The PacketMAX family of products delivers the critical elements required to extend wireless broadband services to a wide range of users—ranging from governments, large enterprises and public-sector organizations to multi-tenant buildings and residences—using a single, standards-based platform. The company's flagship product, the PacketMAX 5000 base station, is also the only carrier-grade base station that can support and operate both the IEEE802.16-2004 and IEEE802.16-2005 WiMAX standards simultaneously.
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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