Aperto Networks Joins the Wireless Internetservice Providers Association (WISPA)

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Membership Affirms Aperto’s Support for WISPs in North America with Special PacketMAX Promotion.

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We are excited to welcome Aperto as vendor member since their membership and timely offer reflect a serious commitment to the hundreds of operators that form our membership.

Aperto® Networks, builder of the world’s most versatile carrier-grade and cost-effective WiMAX Forum Certified™ base stations and subscriber units, announced today that it has joined the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) as a vendor member. The organization, comprised of over 200 commercial wireless broadband operators, is dedicated to promoting and improving the WISP industry in North America.

“Joining WISPA underscores our commitment to provide regional service providers in the U.S. with absolutely the best WiMAX equipment available,” said Brian Deutsch, President and CEO of Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. “We know that delivering a cost-effective, carrier-grade “double play” solution like our award-winning PacketMAX family of products is key to their customer acquisition, retention, and revenue strategies. We look forward to working with WISPA to advance our mutual goals.”

U.S. based Aperto is the only leading manufacturer in the world that is100% focused on WiMAX. Well-known for its carrier-grade QoS and reliability, Aperto has also added extensive WiMAX-plus features to optimize PacketMAX specifically for “double play” voice and data WISP deployments in North America. For example, PacketMAX delivers latency of only 5 milliseconds and net packet rates that range from 15 thousand pps to more than 20 thousand pps—easily beating the performance of most competitive products.

In celebration of its membership in WISPA, Aperto is extending two exclusive introductory offers to WISPA members on the purchase of PacketMAX base stations and CPE. Purchase one PacketMAX 3000 with five CPEs and get one day of complete on-site engineering support from an Aperto engineer, or purchase two PacketMAX 3000s with10 CPEs get two full days of support. These special offers give WISPA members two highly cost-effective ways to begin to offer “double play” wireless broadband services with the highest QoS on the market. This promotion has a limit of one bundle per WISP and expires at the end of January 2009. More details are available at http://www.apertonet.com/wispa.html.

Aperto Networks helped pioneer WiMAX and has an extensive deployment footprint around the world,” commented Rick Harnish, president of the WISPA board of directors. “We are excited to welcome Aperto as vendor member since their membership and timely offer reflect a serious commitment to the hundreds of operators that form our membership.”

The PacketMAX family of base stations and subscriber units deliver 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-tenet buildings and residences—using a single, standards-based platform. It also supports the widest range of licensed and licensed-exempt frequencies in the world, including the 2.5 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.1 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands.

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.

About WISPA:
WISPA (Wireless Internet Service Providers Association) serves hundreds of wireless broadband service providers throughout the United States, as well as dozens of vendor members, and is dedicated to promoting and improving the WISP industry through public outreach and direct engagement with regulators. We welcome you to our web site and invite you to read about the association and its efforts at http://www.wispa.org.

“Aperto Networks” and “PacketMAX” are registered trademarks of Aperto Networks. The Aperto logo is a trademark of Aperto Networks. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Chris Wilhelm
Tel: +1-408-519-4745
PR (at) apertonet.com

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