Aperto Networks Partners with POSDATA to Enter Korean Fixed Broadband
Wireless Access Equipment Market

Distribution and partnership agreement with Korea’s largest systems integrator
opens broadband market to wireless

Boston and Milpitas, Calif. June 25, 2001 – Aperto Networks, a leading developer of second generation fixed broadband wireless access (F-BWA) systems, has announced a distribution and partnership agreement with POSDATA, the largest network outsourcer to both independent and incumbent telecom operators in Korea. Under the agreement, Aperto will provide systems for use in suburban small business and multi-dwelling unit consumer installations, to complement Korea’s aggressive buildout of DSL and meet one of the world’s largest demand bases for wired and wireless broadband. Through POSDATA, Aperto has successfully demonstrated its PacketWave™ system in line-of-sight (LOS), obstructed line-of-sight (OLOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) conditions with two service providers in Korea.

“Korea has already deployed nearly four million DSL lines in dense urban areas. With service provider plans to leverage fixed wireless in continuing the pervasive expansion of broadband, we look forward to a close working relationship with POSDATA and its embedded service provider base,” emphasized Reza Ahy, Aperto’s founder, CEO and president. “POSDATA has the requisite expertise and the strong market momentum to enable the integration between wireless and wireline in suburban areas not effectively served by wireline broadband. We believe our technology and POSDATA’s integration expertise are positioned to meet the unique performance requirements for fixed broadband wireless access in the Korean marketplace.”

“After comparing solutions from various companies, we selected Aperto Network’s PacketWave system because it met all of our key requirements,” stated Joon-Il Shin, General Manager of Network Integration for POSDATA. ”Our extensive real world testing validated that the system supports multiservice – data, voice and video, works in LOS, OLOS and NLOS, and can scale to a large number of users to meet the insatiable demand for broadband in Korea. We are pleased to be working with Aperto to address the requirements for our customers in this market space.”

According to Pioneer Consulting, Korea has the highest penetration of broadband services of any industrialized market in the world. At 3.7 million digital subscriber lines in metropolitan areas, Korea surpasses the North American market at 3.25 million lines and western Europe at approximately 1 million lines. “Korea and the Asia-Pacific region continue to experience strong, robust DSL growth,” said Mike Lowe, senior market analyst with Pioneer Consulting and author of “Enabling Value-Added Services over DSL Networks”, a report on sizeable market opportunities for DSL service providers and equipment manufacturers. “POSDATA’s strong market presence and deep network integration expertise makes it an ideal partner to Aperto in addressing this opportunity.”

Aperto will demo its PacketWave 1000 Base Station Units and PacketWave 100 Series Subscriber Units in a live 5GHz network similar to the systems that have been field-tested in Korea. The multiservice solution will be located in Booth 533 at WCA 2001 in the World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts today and tomorrow from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.

About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a developer of multi-service 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, multi-service 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, Ridgewood Capital, Satwik Ventures, DMC Stratex Networks, Oki Electric Industry Company, Mitsubishi International Corporation and Redwood Ventures. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to