Aperto Networks Delivers on the Promise of WiMAX Interoperability

Interoperates With Multiple WiMAX Vendors At WiMAX Forum™ “Plugfest” in Beijing  

Beijing, PRC, (November 8, 2005) – Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX systems provider serving over 200 operators in 65 countries, announced today that it had successfully interoperated with four other WiMAX equipment vendors at the WiMAX Forum’s second public “plugfest” which began on October 30 and ended on November 6, in Beijing, PRC.  

The event, which was co-sponsored by Cetecom, ETSI and CATR, provided WiMAX equipment suppliers the opportunity to test and interwork their respective pre-certified products and equipment in advance of final certification.  

“Aperto continues its tradition of WiMAX leadership on the basis of proven results by demonstrating interoperability with four other WiMAX systems,” said Aperto chairman and CEO, Reza Ahy. “Aperto has been a key contributor and a founding Board member of the WiMAX Forum leadership since its inception. We have been a strong committed WiMAX advocate inclusive of being the Chair of the Service Provider Working Group, and an active member in the Certification Working Group, Marketing Working Group and the Applications Working Group of the WiMAX Forum. Aperto is a founding member and multiple Chair of IEEE's 802.16 standard, Chair of the Physical Layer in ETSI HiperMAN, a leader and major contributor to the 802.16-2004 standard, and now a key advocate of the IEEE-802.16e standard. The successful Beijing public plugfest is now a critical milestone accomplished towards the formal WiMAX Certification of our products by the end of 2005.”  

Aperto Networks shipped its WiMAX product portfolio to the CETECOM certification labs in Malaga, Spain in August. Aperto Networks’ PacketMAX™ products will be among the first wave of WiMAX fixed network system products to be WiMAX Forum Certified™ – those that are certified as conformant to the standard and interoperable with other vendors’ products.  

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks, based in Milpitas, California, is a leader in WiMAX systems selling to global markets. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Its PacketMAX™ and PacketWave® systems consist of a family of base stations, subscriber units, radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-multipoint and point-to-point deployment. The scalability and patented technologies in these systems support new wireless builds and complement wireline broadband access networks. Aperto is already deployed in over 65 countries, meeting service provider needs for installation ease, IP-rich network functionality, cost effectiveness, rapid provisioning and interference resilience. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.