Aperto Networks Wins Telecommunications Magazine’s Annual Hot Startups Award  

Atlanta, and Milpitas, Calif., (June 4, 2001) – Aperto Networks, a developer of second-generation fixed broadband wireless access systems, today announced it has been named one of 2001’s Hot Startups by Telecommunications Magazine.  

At an awards breakfast tomorrow at Supercomm in Atlanta, editors will present the award to 16 companies. Choosing our list of annual hot start-ups is always difficult, but this year we had the rocky economic outlook thrown into the mix. The 16 companies we chose all had these characteristics in common: strong financial backing (and the wisdom to spend it wisely), proven leadership talent, marketing savvy and a product/architecture concept with the ability to make a strong impact in the telecom industry,” said Sue O’Keefe, editor in chief of Telecommunications Magazine.  

We are honored to be chosen as one of Telecommunications’ Hot Startup companies,“ said Reza Ahy, president and CEO of Aperto Networks. This award is a strong validation of our commitment to deliver innovative technology and build market leadership in the fixed broadband wireless access industry. A seasoned management team with comprehensive understanding of market and customer requirements and our ability to attract strong financial backing from key partners positions us well for growth.”  

Aperto Networks’ solutions meet the needs of service providers for systems supporting dense cellular deployments, high network scalability, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight operations, and end-to-end QoS management in point-to-multipoint topologies. The company’s innovative OptimaLink™ -- Dynamic per-Subscriber Link Optimization technology -- includes adaptive modulation, which was selected by Telecommunications Magazine as one of the industry’s hottest technologies in the May 2001 issue.  

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 www.apertonet.com.