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Aperto and Veraz Partner to Deliver Voice and IMS Multimedia Services over WiMAX  

MILPITAS, Calif., (December 4, 2006) – Aperto Networks, builder of the world’s most advanced WiMAX Forum Certified™ base stations and subscriber units, and Veraz Networks, Inc., a leading global provider of IP softswitch and media gateway solutions, today announced that the two companies have partnered to deliver voice and IMS multimedia services over WiMAX. Together, Aperto and Veraz have built a joint demonstration lab, and are now demonstrating advanced IMS over WiMAX network solutions.  

The joint 'IMS over WiMAX‘ demonstration lab includes a live link between Aperto’s Milpitas headquarters and Veraz’s San Jose headquarters. The lab showcases how the two platforms interoperate under a variety of service scenarios and demonstrates a reliable, high capacity, high quality WiMAX network delivering advanced multimedia services.  

Aperto’s industry-leading PacketMAX™ platform enables service providers to easily deploy, scale and offer broadband wireless services via point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks.  

Veraz’s ControlSwitch allows service providers to deploy an advanced IMS network capable of delivering rich, IP-based multimedia services to both fixed and mobile subscribers.  

Service providers can use the combined Aperto-Veraz solution for additional applications such as mobile operator backhaul and enterprise access. In these applications, Veraz’s media gateways compress voice traffic, increasing up to 10 times the available voice capacity of WiMAX network links, while maintaining high voice quality. The additional applications and the voice compression allow service providers to improve the economics of IMS over WiMAX.  

“Delivery of premium VoIP and advanced multimedia services is becoming a critical success factor for many of our customers,” said Manish Gupta, VP Marketing & Alliances of Aperto Networks. “Veraz’s commitment to excellence makes them a perfect voice partner for Aperto’s WiMAX Solution Ecosystem (WiSE) program.”  

“We see definite synergies between Aperto and Veraz and are enthusiastic about working with a pioneer in the WiMAX market,” said R. Paul Singh, VP of Business Development, at Veraz Networks. “To truly offer flexible, rich multimedia services and fulfill promises of an IMS network, broadband is an absolute necessity. WiMAX is an incredibly powerful and exciting technology in its ability to provide cost effective, high speed, reliable broadband to both the fixed and mobile domains. In welcoming Aperto into our VOSA partnership program, we expand both the breadth and reach of our solutions, and leverage some of the most advanced networking technology available today.”  

About Veraz Networks, Inc.

Veraz (www.veraznetworks.com) is a leading global provider of IP softswitches, media gateways and digital compression products that enable voice, video and other multimedia services over IP. Wireline, broadband and wireless service providers in over 50 countries deploy Veraz’s innovative product suite to transport, convert and manage voice and multimedia traffic over both legacy and IP networks. Veraz helps service providers quickly and efficiently migrate from traditional voice networks to all-IP, fixed-mobile and multimedia networks consistent with emerging IMS standards.  

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 leading 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.