Pan Wireless Announces Deployment of the First Aperto Networks WiMAX Class Base Station in Kiev, Ukraine  

Kiev, Ukraine , (February 27, 2006) – PAN Wireless, a newly formed joint venture between the United Kingdom’s leading wireless systems integrator, Networks By Wireless Ltd., and Ukraine’s leading provider of satellite and telecommunications products, PAN Telecom LLC, announced today that it has installed the first of its planned roll-out of Aperto Networks WiMAX-class base station products in Ukraine.  

Commenting on the joint venture, Alex Silvestri, General Director of PAN Wireless explained, “During the past 18 months we have been formulating our business plan with the two JV parties. NbW from the UK brings a vast amount of experience in RF and Data design and Broadband network solutions and deployments. PAN Telecom from Ukraine brings a wealth of experience in servicing the Telecom market and knowledge of the key players and processes required to run a successful business locally”.  

Continuing the theme, “Today marks the next step in our ambition to create a national network for BFWA network applications using the 5GHz frequency that is currently being evaluated for release to commercial operations by the NCRS and Ukrainian Government. The initial deployments are based on the 802.16 standards, of which, there is much misunderstanding and ignorance of the real facts behind the technology.”  

PAN Wireless has a strategic relationship with Aperto Networks of the United States and has already homologated the product set for its use in this market. PAN Wireless has entered into a number of discussions with some of the Ukraine’s leading telecoms operators to provide a test service, free of charge, to the operators, in order for them to evaluate the service levels offered through the system. The first pilot is in place in Kiev and the first test customers are currently evaluating.  
The system has been set up to provide the following services from day one:

    • 2mbps circuit contended at 5:1 & 10:1
    • Traffic prioritization on any of the following:
    • Committed Information Rates (CIR) from 16kbps up to 7168kbps
    • Constant Bit Rates (CBR) for low latency voice service
    • Peak Burst Rates up to 8192kbps
    • VoiP supporting G.711, G.729A, G.723.1 Codecs
    • Layer 3 routing

  Yuri Besborodov, founder and chairman of PAN Telecom Group, the JV Ukrainian partner, is naturally optimistic about the future of PAN Wireless in the territory: “We have worked hard with our UK partner to create a company capable of delivering exciting new technologies and leading edge solutions both to the existing telecoms market and also to add benefit to the new agenda for change in Ukraine. Our company, in fact, will be able to really open up the possibilities for education, health and social services with these proven radio technologies and make a substantial contribution to the infrastructure development and public services of our country.”   Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances, at Aperto Networks, added: “We are delighted to be supporting this important initiative in Ukraine with PAN Wireless. We have now been dealing with Networks By Wireless for the last two years, and recognize that the importance of partnering with a high quality organization capable of delivering these types of networks is key to the success of any manufacturer of telecoms equipment.”   Aperto Networks is well known to have an advanced VoIP delivery and high bandwidth data platform capable of delivering solutions to high-end enterprise users. Aperto has developed an efficient solution for operators to overcome the vexing issue of offering voice and data. While voice traffic is characterized by low bandwidth and a low tolerance for error and latency, data traffic is quite the opposite - high-bandwidth and more tolerant of bit errors and latency. Aperto’s patented technology can treat voice and data traffic uniquely, allocating appropriate levels of bandwidth to account for low latency requirements for voice services.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-class WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to