Aperto Networks Expands European Market Activity through Completion of ETSI Conformance Testing  

Atlanta, GA, (June 3, 2002) – Aperto Networks, a leading provider of second generation, point-to-multipoint fixed broadband wireless access (F-BWA) systems, has just completed full conformance testing to ETSI standards (European Testing and Standards Institute), www.etsi.org.  

This extensive testing process qualifies Aperto Networks to deliver its 3.5 GHz systems to any of the European countries that have licensed this frequency and require ETSI conformance. Aperto’s PacketWave™ is currently operating in several 3.5 GHz field trials in Europe, as well as in Latin America and Asia.  

"Aperto is now the only second generation fixed wireless systems company to achieve approvals to sell 5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 2.5 GHz systems worldwide," stated Dr. Reza Ahy, CEO and chairman of Aperto Networks. "The versatility of PacketWave supports complementary deployment of both license-exempt and licensed frequencies globally. With this latest approval, our spectrum reach can truly serve the highest demand markets, with one platform."  

In a related development at the March 2002 ETSI-BRAN (Broadband Radio Access Networks) meeting #27, Frederic Leroudier, senior director of systems engineering, was appointed to the position of rapporteur on the ETSI HIPERMAN PHY committee, responsible for developing standards in the 2 -11 GHz band.  

European countries using licensed 3.5 GHz systems include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Latvia.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks is a leading provider of multiservice 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.