Aperto Networks and TowerStream Invited to
Participate at Wireless Technology
Event Convened by FCC, Commerce and State Departments
Companies will speak on growth, potential for unlicensed wireless
Milpitas, Calif., Wednesday, May 7, 2003 - Aperto
Networks, a leading provider of new generation scalable broadband
wireless access systems, and TowerStream, the leading fixed wireless
broadband provider in the Northeast United States, have been invited
to speak and demonstrate their technologies at "Wireless
Innovations: New Technologies and the Evolving Policies"
from May 12-13, 2003 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Lobby
and Auditorium at 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W. (entrance on
14th Street), Washington, DC, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/forums/wi2003/index.html.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Commerce
Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) and U.S. Department of State's International Communications
and Information Policy (CIP) groups have convened the two-day
wireless technology showcase and policy discussion. The technology
exhibition on day one will provide policy-makers and members of
the public and news media an opportunity to witness live demonstrations
of cutting-edge wireless technologies and applications. The five
panel discussions on day two will focus on unlicensed wireless
technologies and allow technology innovators and entrepreneurs
the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with policy decision-makers.
The Aperto Networks and TowerStream teams are among
fifteen companies invited to exhibit:
When: Monday, May 12, 2003, 10am - 3pm
What: Technology Showcase: Aperto Networks and TowerStream
will demonstrate the PacketWave® Point-to-Multipoint system
(base station & subscriber units). Key technologies such as
dynamic per-subscriber link optimization will be demonstrated. An
Internet connection will be used to demonstrate TowerStream's extensive
wireless access network in the Boston Metro area.
Who: Aperto Networks and TowerStream executives
Where: U.S. Department of Commerce Lobby
Aperto Networks has been invited to speak on the
first panel, co-moderated by the FCC and NTIA:
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 9:15 - 10:45am
What: Panel 1: The Growth and Future Potential for Unlicensed
Who: Alan Menezes, Vice President of Marketing, Aperto
Where: U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium
Mr. Menezes will be the official representative
of the WiMAX Forum, a cross-industry standards compliance and
interoperability body, and will specifically address issues of
wireless standards including IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX, license-exempt
spectrum market and applications, interference management and
emerging successful business models for license-exempt carriers,
as well as Wi-Fi to Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) integration.
Panel discussions and exhibits will be open to the
public and press on a first-come, first-served basis and space
About Aperto Networks
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. The company is a leading contributor to
IEEE 802.16a and ETSI-BRAN standards, and a board member of the
WiMAX Forum. Company investors 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.
TowerStream is the leading fixed wireless broadband provider in
the Northeast. The company's last mile delivery leverages superior
wireless technology developed jointly with partners such as Aperto
Networks, Western Multiplex and Cisco. TowerStream presently serves
New England markets, including the greater Boston and Providence
areas, and is aggressively expanding coverage throughout the region.
TowerStream delivers high-speed Internet access to commercial
bandwidth users through second-generation point-to-multipoint
fixed wireless broadband networks. TowerStream offers customers
lower costs and greater reliability than traditional wire line
networks, and provides bandwidth on demand and wireless redundancy.
For more information on TowerStream services and offerings, please
or call 401-848-5130.