Aperto Networks and D-Link Taiwan Enter into Strategic Alliance

D-Link Taiwan to Sell Aperto’s WiMAX Gear in Taiwan  

SINGAPORE (CommunicAsia), (June 20, 2006) – Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced at CommunicAsia a strategic alliance with D-Link Taiwan Information, Inc., a global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking, to sell Aperto Networks’ PacketMAX™ solutions in the Taiwanese market.  

The two companies intend to aggressively promote the robustness of Aperto’s WiMAX Forum Certified™ WiMAX gear in addressing the broadband wireless access (BWA) initiatives stemming from M-Taiwan, Taiwan’s extensive mobile internet and mobile services infrastructure development project.  

“Aperto’s best-of-breed, carrier-grade WiMAX products will be a tremendous addition to D-Link’s existing wireless products portfolio,” said Amy Wei, president, Taiwan Business Development, for D-Link. “We look forward to being a leading contender for future 3.5 GHz WiMAX projects under the M-Taiwan initiative.”  

Unveiled by Premier Shyi-Ku Yu in early May 2002, M-Taiwan is a derivative of e-Taiwan, a six-year national development plan designed to transform Taiwan into a “green silicon island” and to enable Taiwan to boast the most widespread internet services in Asia.  

“We are excited to be partnered with D-Link in bringing the industry’s leading WiMAX platform to Taiwan,” said Bill Waters, SVP Worldwide Sales at Aperto Networks. “The economics of WiMAX are perfectly suited to help Taiwan achieve its goal of improving the availability and deployment of broadband and wireless infrastructures across the country.”  

Aperto’s PacketMAX system gives network operators the multi-services infrastructure they need to take full advantage of the business opportunities offered by broadband wireless. Using a single, standards-based platform, the PacketMAX system enables operators to service a wide range of subscribers – ranging from large enterprises and public-sector organizations, to multi-tenet buildings and residences.  

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market.  

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, visit www.apertonet.com.