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Aperto Networks Selected By NextPhase Wireless for Nationwide WiMAX Deployment

Deployment In 3.65 ghz Band to Begin In Southern California and Expand to National Footprint Across U.S.

Aperto Networks announced that its line of PacketMAX base stations has been chosen by NextPhase Wireless, a service provider based in Southern California, for a nationwide WiMAX network in the 3.65 GHz band.

“This is the first of many significant wins we expect to announce this year in the 3.65 GHz band in the U.S.,” said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances for Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member. “With this lightly-licensed band, as well as the license-exempt 5.8 GHz band which we also support, operators are able to cost-effectively leverage the benefits of our versatile PacketMAX solution and deploy carrier-grade services to enterprise, SMB, and residential markets.”

NextPhase will deploy a combination of the 12-sector PacketMAX 5000 macro base stations and single-sector PacketMAX 3000 micro base stations. Deployment will start in Orange County and then expand to the rest of Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego markets. Later, the deployment will go national with additional coverage in states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

“We evaluated many competitive products before settling on PacketMAX,” said Mark Kociela, Vice President of Business Development with NextPhase.“PacketMAX has an impressive feature set including best-in-class QoS and the ability to scale beyond any other WiMAX base stations in the market. The test results exceeded our expectations for delivering differentiable voice and data services in the 3.65 GHz band. This platform also gives us the flexibility to roll out services in the 5.8 GHz band and that is a powerful option that we may use in the future.”

In addition to supporting the 3.65 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands, PacketMAX also supports the 2.5 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.9 GHz bands. As a result, Aperto now offers WiMAX solutions for the widest range of licensed and licensed-exempt frequencies in the world.

The PacketMAX family of products delivers the critical elements required to extend wireless broadband services to a wide range of users—ranging from governments, large enterprises and public-sector organizations to multi-tenant buildings and residences—using a single, standards-based platform. The company’s flagship product, the PacketMAX 5000 base station, is also the only carrier-grade base station that can support and operate both the IEEE802.16-2004 and IEEE802.16-2005 WiMAX standards simultaneously.

For more information on Aperto Networks contact Chris Wilhelm, PR@apertonet.com at Aperto Networks.

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