Networks Sees WiMAX Forum as Key Catalyst
for Rapid Market Adoption,
Affordability of Broadband Wireless Access
Calif., Broadband Wireless World Forum Conference, April 8, 2003
- Aperto Networks,
leading provider of new generation scalable broadband wireless access
systems and member of the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave
Access (WiMAX) Forum, has announced its intention to be a prime
mover in this newly-rechartered systems interoperability test and
supports over 60 service providers in 25 countries worldwide, and
views WiMAX as the key industry catalyst for rapid adoption and
affordability of IEEE 802.16a-compliant broadband wireless systems.
a founding member of IEEE 802.16a and leading broadband wireless
access player, Aperto Networks has a great deal of insight and technical
knowledge to contribute to WiMAX," emphasized Margaret LaBrecque,
WiMAX president. "Aperto's carrier-class approach to wireless
access will help to bring a focus on reliability and quality of
service to the interoperability certification efforts."
will be among the first end-to-end systems vendors to certify for
interoperability and standards conformance," stated Aperto
chairman and CEO, Reza Ahy. "It's clear that WiMAX will be
one of the strongest cross-industry deployment accelerators for
forum will also serve as a critical testing and certification bridge
to other fixed wireless access standards organizations worldwide.
And since Aperto has played a lead role in helping IEEE 802.16a
and ETSI to reach consensus on PHY and MAC specifications, it logically
follows that we will be prominent in ensuring that WiMAX reaches
its goals," he continued.
IEEE 802.16a Working Group set a new precedent for the scope and
speed of building worldwide participation in standards development,"
further detailed Dean Chang, Aperto director of product management,
and publicity chair and secretary of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group.
"With over 80 wireless equipment vendors involved, we completed
this work even faster than the 802.11 Ethernet and Wireless LAN
standardization efforts. We now look forward to a rapid pace of
accomplishment for WiMAX, as well."
present an educational seminar on its charter of activities on Thursday,
April 10 at 8am at this week's Broadband Wireless World Forum in
San Jose, California. Aperto's Dean Chang will deliver opening comments
at that session. More information on the organization is available
Aperto Networks is a leading provider of multiservice broadband
wireless access systems for global markets. The company was founded
to provide a breakthrough solution to one of today's critical network
bottlenecks - last-mile broadband access. Aperto's practical, scalable
systems and patent-pending technologies support new wireless builds
and complement existing wireline broadband access technology. Shipping
to carriers since 4Q 2001, the company has delivered commercial
systems to 25 countries, meeting their need for rapid network deployment,
multiservice scalability, ease of installation, IP-rich network
functionality, and cost-effectiveness. Aperto dramatically shortens
the lengthy provisioning cycles for broadband services by enabling
rapid service provisioning across dense urban to suburban locations.
Investors in Aperto include Alliance Ventures, Canaan Partners,
Tyco Ventures, Innovacom (France Telecom), Stratex Networks, Oki
Electric Industry Company, Mitsubishi International Corporation,
Ridgewood Capital, Satwik Ventures, Redwood Ventures and Labrador
Ventures. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.