Aperto Networks Approved By Industry Canada for 3.5 GHz Wireless
Regulatory Authority Gives Green Light to Licensed Band Fixed
Broadband Wireless Services;
Aperto Commences Shipment to Canadian Carriers
Milpitas, CA, January 7, 2002 - Aperto Networks, a leading
provider of second-generation fixed broadband wireless access systems
(F-BWA), has received regulatory approval of its end-to-end PacketWave
multiservice platform from the Canadian regulatory authority, Industry
Canada, for operation in the 3.5 GHz band. The company has also
begun to ship 3.5 GHz production systems to Canadian wireless providers.
Last year, Industry Canada approved Aperto Networks' system for
use in the 5 GHz band.
The government of Canada maintains a strong commitment to its initiative
of ubiquitous broadband access throughout the country. Industry
Canada has completed a first round of spectrum allocations for F-BWA
and will soon begin additional allocations. With fixed broadband
wireless poised to deliver services across urban as well as rural
areas, this approval sets in motion Aperto's ability to satisfy
anticipated high demand.
Aperto has already obtained regulatory approval in numerous overseas
markets where licensed or license-exempt fixed broadband wireless
spectrum is readily available, opening the door for the company
to expand delivery of revenue shipments to its service provider
partners around the globe.
"The 3.5 GHz spectrum is emerging as a global band for fixed
broadband wireless access, with spectrum allocations already complete
in many countries and more to follow", stated Alan Menezes,
Aperto's vice president of marketing. "We see the Canadian
market as very promising for fixed broadband wireless, and are pleased
to see carriers taking a solid interest in using Aperto's solutions
to deliver multiple services using licensed and license-exempt spectrums."
Aperto's PacketWave solutions use a common platform across all
spectrum bands. The system operates in the 5.3 and 5.8 GHz (UNII),
3.5 GHz (FWA), 2.5 GHz (MMDS) frequency bands. This family of radios
allows service providers to operate simultaneously in multiple frequencies
on the same indoor equipment, and gives wireless operators investment
protection while maintaining flexibility for future deployments
across multiple markets.
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leading provider of multiservice fixed broadband
wireless access systems. The company was founded to provide a breakthrough
solution to one of today's critical network bottlenecks - last-mile
broadband access. With practical, scalable systems and patent-pending
technology that support new wireless builds and complement existing
wireline broadband access technology, Aperto addresses service provider
needs for rapid network deployment, multiservice scalability, ease
of installation and cost-effectiveness. Aperto will dramatically
shorten the lengthy provisioning cycles of broadband services by
enabling rapid service provisioning across dense urban to suburban
locations. Investors in Aperto include Alliance Ventures, Tyco Ventures,
Innovacom (France Telecom), DMC Stratex Networks, Oki Electric Industry
Company, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Ridgewood Capital,
Satwik Ventures and Redwood Ventures. For more information on Aperto
Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.